Lux Mundi applauds the solidarity of St Andrew's Church and La Cala Lions

  • A kind-hearted Fuengirola resident helped raise money in order to buy Christmas presents for underprivileged children

fuengirola. The Lux Mundi charity in Fuengirola has expressed their gratitude to kind-hearted donors who came to the rescue over Christmas.

Lux Mundi had been expecting a donation of toys to help underprivileged families in Fuengirola, but due to reasons beyond their control, the donation failed to materialise.

However, the compassion of a kind-hearted resident of Fuengirola ensured that all of the children involved had presents to unwrap on Christmas morning.

Pauline Hulme, a member of St Andrew's Church in Fuengirola, was heartbroken when she heard the news.

She first told St Andrew's about the problem, and without hesitation, they offered money to buy gifts. She then contacted the Lions Club in La Cala de Mijas, who responded to her plea by donating an array of brand new gifts.

The gifts included footballs, games, clothes, dolls, pushchairs, books and soft toys. There were also plenty of sweets and chocolates for the children.

After buying more toys with the money donated by the church, Pauline then recruited nine friends to help wrap and label the gifts.

The children are all known and connected to Lux Mundi, an ecumenical community centre that works for people in need in and around Fuengirola.

Pauline said, "I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all those who were involved, because without this kindness and generosity, these children would have been very sad at Christmas."

In order to avoid similar problems next year, St Andrew's Church has announced that they will now supply Christmas gifts for the children connected to Lux Mundi.