By Tara Rippin • 21 February 2020 • 19:03
PONIENTE BEACH: Well-kept promenades are one of Benidorm’s principal assets
Photo credit: Benidorm town hall
DANCER, choreographer and much-loved television personality Louie Spence visited Benidorm dog shelter this morning to lend his support to Benidorm Palace’s fourth Save My Life event next month, and walk a few of the homeless dogs.
Dog lover Louis heard about the plight of the 100 dogs in need of care and a home and the fundraiser on March 8 while in Benidorm, and jumped at the chance to get involved.
He told Euro Weekly News: “I absolutely love dogs and have two of my own, so just knew straight away I wanted to help. Unfortunately, I am working and can’t be here on the actual day, so tried to think of another way to help.
“It’s just my time, but I really wanted to meet the dogs and everybody who helps out and volunteers at the shelter. The guys really need a good turnout on the March 8.”
More than a dozen brilliant acts are lined up, and tickets cost from just €10 with the doors opening at 12 noon.
Louis added: “What a fabulous day out! For €18 you can enjoy a great show with lunch, why not take the family, or the whole office. Please, please, please support this amazing event, it’s for such a fantastic cause.”
Organiser Donna Sandland was delighted to have Louie on board, and said: “We really hope the event will be a sell-out. It’s great Louie is here, and in fact anybody can come and help walk the dogs or donate food, blankets and leads.
Christine Climent, owner of Benidorm Palace, and founder of the Save My Life fundraiser, added: “There are so many ways people can help. Last year’s event raised €18,000, but that has been used. People can leave food donations, or collars, blankets etc, at Benidorm Palace, they will be greatly received and appreciated.”
The event will be compered by familiar faces, Tim Aimes and David James. The doors open at 12 noon for a 1pm start and tickets cost €10, and are available from; Benidorm palace box office: Benidorm seriously office
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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