Pair of expats fund raise to feed 40 hungry schoolchildren in Spain

Jojo France and Dorte Isolas are hosting a ‘family funday’ to raise funds, with around €8,000 of the €12,000 target already pledged

LAST UPDATED: 2 Apr, 2016 @ 15:45
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soup kitchenA PAIR of generous expats are hoping to feed 40 hungry schoolchildren for a year.

Jojo France and Dorte Isolas are hosting a ‘family funday’ to raise funds, with around €8,000 of the €12,000 target already pledged.

They hope the event, at Kiddibank nursery, in San Roque, on April 22, will help provide a daily packed lunch for children in Estepona who eat just once a day at the local soup kitchen.

“For the last three years we have been collecting christmas presents for the children who eat at the soup kitchen,” said Jojo, 46, a personal trainer, from Birmingham.

“But I was shocked when I realised these 40 high priority kids don’t eat for the rest of the day. They don’t get a breakfast or lunch.”

She added there were at least 400 other children on the coast who don’t eat until the evening.

The funday will involve 12 challenges, from physical exercises to mental puzzles, with prizes for the highest-scoring team.

Face painting, cake stalls, golf experts and a bouncy castle will also be on hand.

Contact the Duquesa Charitable Society of St George at www.dcso-stgeorge.com for more info.



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2 COMMENTS

  1. This is a good, thoughtful project which could be replicated easily elsewhere. Those overly concerned with strawberry prices, having a third pint, or which up-scale restaurants give better value, might reflect on this simple, kind, inexpensive project, and how it adds to the quality of life for all within the community – giver and receiver alike – to say nothing about concretely showing the decency of many expats.

  2. That schoolchildren have to eat once a day in a soup kitchen is a travesty in itself. Was it the old “we have no money” or “it’s the Junta’s fault” arguments? Pitiful.

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