A CHARITY ball has raised €20,000 to help combat breast cancer among expats on the Costa del Sol.

The annual Pink Ball, organised by Mijas-based charity Positively Pink, saw more than 150 people enjoy an evening of entertainment at El Oceano hotel.

The charity provides education, support and free breast screening to both men and women, with breast cancer remaining the most common form of the disease among women.

The evening also saw the launch of new charity, Positively Blue, which aims to provide a free screening programme for prostate and testicular cancer.

“This was an exciting evening and exceeded our expectations with the amount of money we raised. We are overwhelmed by the support we have received,” organiser Lorraine Palmer told the Olive Press.

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