British Consul backs the Olive Press’ Andalucian Expat 100 campaign

LAST UPDATED: 10 Aug, 2011 @ 15:09
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British Consul backs the Olive Press’ Andalucian Expat 100 campaign

The British Consul in Malaga, Steve Jones, is backing the Olive Press’ campaign to establish a list of the 100 most influential expats of the last 200 years.

We have been inundated with your suggestions – ranging from those who have brought Andalucia to the attention of the world, to the unsung heroes who work tirelessly for their communities.

Now Jones has highlighted just what it means to be an expat in Andalucia and the impact they have had on their adopted homeland.

“Expats have brought a huge amount of benefits to the region, not just spending their money but also through the number of British businesses that have created jobs down here,” Jones told the Olive Press.

“The Andalucians have been so accepting of us bringing our lifestyle over here, and in return the region has benefited from the work of Andalucian-based British charities.”

The Consul also acknowledged the importance of the Olive Press‘ bid to recognise those expats who have made a telling contribution to the region.

“It’s important to celebrate the success of expats in Andalucia. People like Joan Hunt OBE who is a real inspiration to me.”

“This is a public vote which will see expats voting for their fellow expats and is the perfect opportunity to recognise their endeavours.”

 

 

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  1. There are many worthy people who deserve special recognition, it really depends where in Andalucia you live. who gets nominated so I am going to promote people living near Torre del Mar and Nerja

    For instance I would like to nominate Revd Stephen Langdale who lives near Alhama, for his unselfish dedication in helping the poor and vulnerable on the Costa del Sol, whilst his own health was suffering. Also the wonderful support he provided to Anglicans in Axarquia and Alhama de Granada.
    Revd James Tayler for the years of dedicated service to Anglicans hand local Spaniards n Competa, Torre del Mar and across the region. James has done a tremendous amount of excellent work in building close relationships and integration between Northern Europeans and our Spanish neighbours

    A very special mention for Brian Warwick in Alcaucin who over the last 12 years has been the lead feature writer for The Market Place, campaigning on issues affecting the envirionment and the Campo. His campaign against corruption in the Town Halls and greedy developers.,should be recognised, Alongside his superb unstinting support for the Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre and the RBL along the Costa. In addition to his feature articles, he also provide incredible help to many ex-pats through his monthly Agony Aunt column : “A Bee in your Bonnet” over the last ten years. He has certainly helped to put Andalucia on the map in his support for the tourist industry with his invaluable Travel articles, which are treasured by many UK RBL branch through very troubled waters. A few months ago Bill’s service was recognised by the RBL HQ in London when he was awarded special recognition for his services oversea;s

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