COSTA DEL SOL NEWS: Age Concern Fuengirola and Mijas raising cash at Iceland Overseas

CHALLENGE: It’s a long way down from the top of the Sunset beach Club. Credit: Bjorn/Wikipedia

AGE Concern held its Annual Bag Packing at Iceland Overseas on Saturday, raising €500 for the charity. 

Volunteers took shifts to help the droves of shoppers passing through the tills. 

The cash will help the charity fight loneliness and isolation in the communities it serves. 

Age Concern’s Steve Marshall said: “From the English speaking communities in Fuengirola, Mijas and Benalmadena – thank you all, and a big thank you to David and his team at the Mijas store for all their help on the day.” 

The charity has also announced that an abseiling challenge down the side of the Sunst Beach hotel in Benalmadena – which included a team from the Euro Weekly News – raised more than €1,700 for Age Concern. 

Every year Age Concern undertake a specific Challenge to help raise much needed funds and also to show the communities it serves that life is for living even when you pass the milestone of 50 years. In fact one of their Challengers is not far off 80 years! 

Donations have come in from far and wide and the counting is now complete. All donations will help them fight the hidden scourge of loneliness and isolation that many accept is part of growing old. 

Steve said: “At Age Concern we don’t believe that at all, instead we encourage our clients to live a full life. We do this through our four social clubs in Benalmadena, Los Boliches, La Cala and Mijas Pueblo (details always in the free English press or ring 652537615 for more information) 

“All our clubs offer advice, support, help and friendship. Here you can enjoy weekly meetings to catch up with old friends and make new ones. We also have monthly lunches, activities, day trips, events and a full social calendar. 

“In fact there is something for everyone throughout the year so please pay us a visit. Now there is no longer a reason to be alone with an Age Concern social club on your doorstep.”  

The centres are at: 

On Monday In Benalmadena at the Pensionista (Anica Torres), Mesquita Square, Arroyo 10.30-12.30 

On Thursday in Los Boliches currently at Restaurante Videra on the seafront opp Sandpiper 11-1.00 

On Thursday in Mijas Pueblo at Julios Gastrobar Bartolo, opp Drs surgery from 11.00-1.00 

On Friday in La Cala at Bar Pena Flamenca del Sur, next to the Post Office from 11.30-1.00 


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