A BUMPER EASTER WEEKEND FOR MABS MURCIA
Press Release / 2012-04-17 07:29:17
It was a busy Easter for the Murcia branch of MABS Cancer Support Group, with three simultaneous fundraising events. The first of these was sponsored boat trips, organised by Alan Norwood of Costa Blanca Yacht Charters at the San Pedro del Pinatar Boat Show, which raised a magnificent 721.62€.
The trips were available to the public throughout the four days of Boat Show. “We had a great time taking people out for a donation of 10€ to MABS and we’re looking forward to doing it again next year” said Alan.
Retailer, Legs & Co, hosted the third annual MABS Village Fete outside their shop in the Avda Rio Nalón, Los Alcázares on Easter Saturday. The weather was brilliant and many people turned out. Performers gave their time free of charge and included Spangles Ladies’ Harmony Chorus, Kathy and Ron, Raquel Peña’s ‘Flamenco for All’, John Taylor’s ‘Johnnie B Good’, and Lynn Preston’s Zumba demonstration, with Zigi and her ladies providing an entertaining fashion show, sporting clothes provided by Legs & Co.
There was plenty of entertainment for the many children who came: AngloINFO ran their ‘Guess the Number of Balloons’ competition, Susie Long painted faces and sparkly tattoos, the Little English Cake Company sold delicious cupcakes, there was a colouring competition and a ‘Guess Peter Rabbit’s Surname’ contest.
Young Shannon from Pearl’s Plaice, raised 160€ with some amazing singing, sponsored by members of the public, bringing the total raised on the day to 681€. “It’s been a fantastic day,” said MABS Fundraiser, Janet Bell, “and I’d like to thank the retailers, performers and public for supporting this event again this year, which has become a regular feature in the Rio Nalón calendar.”
MABS volunteers were also busy packing bags at Iceland Overseas in San Javier, who also ran a fundraising event as part of their 2012 sponsorship of MABS Murcia; further details of that event will be released shortly.
MABS Murcia is a registered charity (No. 7261) offering help and support to local people of all nationalities who have been diagnosed with or are being treated for cancer. If you or someone you know would like some confidential help or support call our HELPLINE 693 275 779 or visit their website: www.mabsmurcia.com