More than 200 people gathered at CLC World Resorts & Hotels Costa del Sol to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the firm's charitable foundation on Friday 13 September.
Guests at the resort's Safari restaurant included representatives from the many associations the foundation has worked with throughout the province. They were joined by authorities - including mayor of Mijas Josele González - as well as representatives of the media, sponsors, collaborators, partners, and CLC World, as well as the foundation's ambassadors and volunteers.
Guests were able to sample a cocktail made with Gatehouse Gin distilled at CLC World’s Scottish resort and entertainment came in the form of live music from the popular Malaga group Dry Martina.
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: “Thank you, without you none of this would be possible. Your time and kindness, so generously given to those who most need it, has helped sustain this great project. I am enormously privileged to be part of this great family.”
The Foundation’s main objective is ‘to offer maximum support and improve the quality of life of groups and individuals in need on the Costa del Sol and Tenerife", and it has made great strides towards achieving that aim in the last 20 years.
As its president stated, these have been “20 years in which we have exceeded two million euros in financial contributions, to which we must add donations of food, furniture, clothing, computer equipment and other provisions.”
Through the gala celebration, Fundación CLC World recognised the continued support of all those present and reaffirmed its commitment to the local society.
Special thanks were extended to the event's sponsors: Galpe, Konica Minolta, BMW (Automotor), El Corte Inglés, Sánchez Valle Abogados & Asociados S.L.P, Seidor, Franjus Security, Vithas, Autos Lido, Special Needs, Román y Martos, Cervezas Victoria, Les Roches Marbella and Vozplus.