By John Smith •
Published: 14 Oct 2020 • 18:21
Rafa helping out in 2018
AS if Rafael Nadal hadn’t received enough awards and honours, two years to the day after torrential floods that hit the island and killed 13 people on October 9 2018, he has had a street named after him in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar.
This isn’t because of his tennis success but because during the major clear-op following the floods, he didn’t make use of his fame and position but simply turned up and became a volunteer and organised a charity race which raised €1 million.
For this he is also named an adoptive son of the town.
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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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