Fundación CLC World
More than 200 people gathered at CLC World Resorts & Hotels Costa del Sol to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the firm's charitable foundation last Friday. Guests included representatives from many associations, the media, sponsors and collaborators as well as local authorities such as the Mijas mayor, Josele González. Fundación CLC World's founder, Roy Peires, told those present why he set up the charity: "I have been in business in Spain for 35 years, and it is a second home to me. My philosophy is that wherever I operate and am successful, it is my duty to reinvest and support members of the local community whether that is through financial aid, volunteering or donation of goods." Juan Miguel Marcos, president of Fundación CLC World, thanked everyone present, particularly the volunteers.
The new British ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliott, welcomed guests to his Madrid residence on Wednesday for his first official reception since his arrival. The event was attended by representatives from the worlds of politics, business and the media. He said that his aim was to make the close ties between Spain and the UK even stronger.
ARCH rescue centre
Storm makes his entrance
The ARCH Rescue Centre in Alhaurín el Grande suffered extensive damage from last Saturday's storm and was closed to visitors over the weekend while volunteers cleared the mud and debris. Fortunately all the horses and donkeys were fine, although rather wet and muddy. Spirits were lifted though on Sunday afternoon when the very pregnant Juanita Banana went into labour. Her beautiful baby will almost certainly be named Storm. More information about the association can be found at www.horserescuespain.org or Facebook Centro Andalusi de Rescate de Caballos.