By John Smith •
Published: 10 Feb 2024 • 15:43
The Adra mayor welcomed the athletes
Credit: Adra Council
On February 8, the Mayor of Adra, Manuel Cortés and Councillors welcomed a group of athletes who are involved in the KM43 Solidarity Challenge for childhood leukaemia.
This group of cyclists and runners led by Vanesa Perea from Jerez will cover 400 kilometres with a dozen stops until they complete the journey on Saturday February 17.
This challenge started in Roquetas de Mar, moved on to Adra and Torrenueva before passing through Nerja, Torre del Mar, Malaga, El Burgo, Ronda, El Bosque and Arcos, ending in Jerez de la Frontera.
Those taking part will be running and cycling to raise awareness about the plight of children suffering from leukaemia and will be collecting money en route as well as hopefully some supplies to keep them going.
All funds raised will be donated to the Aceleradora Unoentrecienmil Foundation which apart from researching the illness aims to integrate Physical Exercise Research Units in cancer hospitals.
Donations may be made at https://retosunoentrecienmil.org/campaigns/Km-43.
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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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