Winners Les Roches. / SUR

Marbella 'beach olympics' event raises thousands for charity

Dozens of people of all fitness levels competed in a number of fun sporting events for the fundraiser in aid of Collective Calling

ASH MAER

A “beach olympics” raised over €3,000 for a Marbella based charity last Saturday.

The fundraiser saw four teams compete in events including a tug of war, tyre-flipping, a wheelbarrow race and a relay race with kettle bells.

The money will be given to Collective Calling, a Spanish-registered charity who are currently helping victims of the recent fires in Estepona.

Organised by Marie Rodoni and Fia Horncastle, the event was held at Paradise Beach in Puerto Banús.

Marie told SUR in English: “The event was very successful and we are delighted that it raised so much money.

“But we couldn't have done it without Olina who put together all the activities, DJ Verox for playing music, all the volunteers, sponsors and of course the competing teams. We are already looking forward to arranging it again next year.”

A total of 36 people took part in the event, with each team raising money through sponsorship.

Feathers Studio raised the most money. / SUR

Les Roches came first in the competition, beating rivals Big Daddys, Sunstars and Feathers Studio - the latter of which raised the most money.

Other events included, synchronised push-ups, sit-us and burpees and a gruelling 10-minute wall test.

The four-hour competition also saw two teams of youngsters go head to head in a “children's olympics.”

Collective Calling, which is an international relief organisation, was started by Marbella expats Paul and Gemma Carr five years ago.

For more information visit www.collectivecalling.org