Volunteers and supporters warming up for Sunday's fun run. / SUR

La Cala de Mijas Lions get ready to mark World Diabetes Day

The Diabetic Support Group will hold its annual sponsored walk and family fun day at El Torreon in La Cala on Sunday


In order to mark World Diabetes Day, the La Cala de Mijas Lions Diabetic Support Group, which has been working since 2003 to raise awareness of the disease, will hold its sponsored walk and fun day in El Torreon in La Cala on Sunday 14 November from 10.15am.

Registration for the five-kilometre fundraising walk along the promenade, which is open to seasoned athletes and fun runners, takes place at 10am.

Sponsor forms for the walk are available at the Lions Charity Shop.

Organised in conjunction with Mijas Town Hall, the event will offer a street market, a performance by the Drang Drummers, and Zumba lessons, while medieval Knights in shining armour will offer mock battles to entertain the children.

Volunteers and nurses will also be on hand to offer free glucose tests and diabetic advice throughout the afternoon.

Volunteers from the group will also be out and about offering random tests and advice in the Mijas area throughout November,

For more information, call Anne on 607 879 450, or see the group's Facebook page.