By John Smith •
Published: 30 Aug 2020 • 15:09
Golfers are always generous to charity
Credit: DEBRA Piel de Mariposa
FOLLOWING months of uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 crisis, the DEBRA Piel de Mariposa Association was able to resume its agenda of fund raising and held its XVII Golf Tournament at the Real Club Guadalmina (Marbella), in which 108 players and 40 people and companies participated.
The fantastic sum of €11,630 was raised and the organisation will use this amount to maintain and improve different projects that aim to inform, guide, accompany and care for families with Butterfly Skin: a rare, genetic and incurable disease that affects 500 people in Spain.
The disease is characterised by the extreme fragility of the skin of all those who suffer from it.
“Lacking the protein that makes the skin stick correctly, people with Butterfly Skin are forced to bandage their body daily, to cover the wounds caused by the slightest friction”, said Evanina Morcillo, director of DEBRA Butterfly Skin.
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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.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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