By Cathy Elelman • 05 February 2020 • 17:29
GREAT EFFORT: Mark with the new director Asprodalba school director Nina Alonso
CREDIT: Mark Beckitt
COSTA Almeria British ex-pat Mark Beckitt stayed off the booze for a whole month, not so much for an alcohol detox as to raise money for an extremely worthy local cause.
Mark collected the amazing amount of €900 for the Vera-based Asprodalba association for the intellectually disabled from his sponsored booze-free November.
On top of that, Dave and Anna Ryder added €131 to the Asprodalba fund from a monthly charity quiz they hold every month at Badger’s restaurant in Mojacar Playa.
Also going into the Asprodalba pot was a further €134 from a raffle held at Badger’s in December.
Earlier this week Mark, wife Mandy and Dave and Anna visited the Asprodalba school to hand over the donation in person.
The school is for children and adults with learning difficulties. Many of the children produce lovely ceramic items, which are sold in an Asprodalba shop in Vera town.
Mark, Mandy, Dave, Anna and Jenna from Badgers Restaurant all issued a massive thanks to everyone who had supported the fundraising efforts.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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