By John Smith • 28 April 2020 • 16:00
Anita outside the Lions Charity Shop when open
Credit: EWN Media Group
WITH the introduction of the restrictions imposed to combat the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, the La Cala de Mijas Lions had to close down their charity shop in Calle Torremolinos.
This is the first time the shop has been closed since its opening in La Cala in 2003 and the Lions depend on the revenue from the shops to enable them to support deserving causes throughout the area.
Their spokesperson has confirmed that as soon as the State of Alarm restrictions are lifted the shop will be deep cleaned and back in business as soon as possible.
Despite this the Lions are continuing to give their support to Lux Mundi and Adintre who provide care and food to the homeless people throughout the area.
In addition the Lions have donated funds to the Soroptimists and the Red Cross, who are also organising and delivering food parcels for the local families in need and for the homeless in the area.
In addition to the loss of revenue from the shops, the Lions have lost the funds they would have raised at social occasions that have had to be cancelled which include a series of events which were planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of World Earth Day on April 22.
Should you wish to join the Lions or the Friends of the Lions or just want to make a donation to the Lions to help them to help others, please get in touch with the President Anita Humphreys on 952 469 584 or 610 868 505.
For more information visit www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/mijaslacala or their Facebook page.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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