The Hells Angels outside their Malaga clubhouse. / SUR

Kind hearted Hells Angels come to the aid of animal charity

The Hells Angels MC Costa del Sol have organised an event to raise funds for the Adana animal shelter, which was devastated by the recent Sierra Bermeja wildfire

TONY BRYANT

A benevolent charter of Hells Angels, moved by the devastation caused by the recent Sierra Bermeja wildfire, have decided to organise a fundraising event at their headquarters in Malaga to raise money for Adana (Association for the Rights of Abandoned Animals).

The animal sanctuary had to evacuate more than 100 dogs after the fire came within metres of the main building last month, destroying the surrounding storage buildings and infrastructure, leaving the shelter uninhabitable.

After learning of the appeal to raise funds for the shelter, which suffered around 50,000 euros worth of damage, the Hells Angels MC Costa del Sol began to rally support by organising an afternoon of live music at their clubhouse (Calle Tabor 20, Malaga) on Saturday 9 October.

The event, which begins at 2pm, will include performances by several local rock bands, along with food and refreshments.

The animal-loving bikers hope to raise as much money as possible to help rebuild the Estepona-based shelter, which was founded more than 25 years ago.

A spokesperson for the charter, which was incepted in 2002, told SUR in English that they had been “moved” by what had happened.

“When we saw the devastation unfolding across the Sierra Bermeja, we were saddened to hear how many people and animals were affected. For this reason, we have decided to invite the local community to join us at our clubhouse in aid of Adana. This animal shelter has been totally destroyed and we will be donating all profits from our party to assist them get back to resuming their vital work for the animals,” he said.