5 Nov, 2020 @ 20:30
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Expat bar teams up with children’s charity to change lives on Spain’s Costa Tropical

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THE Hideaway bar located on the seafront in the popular resort of La Herradura has teamed up with local children’s charity AS Asinal to help improve the lives of youngsters with developmental difficulties.

The bar, run by expats Michelle and Steve Leach, stepped in after the charity’s monthly luncheon held at the Nueva Arenas restaurant was called off due to COVID-19 restrictions.

So to not let the charity suffer, the Hideaway organised a charity golf event at the nearby Los Moriscos Golf Club to raise much needed funds for the non-profit organisation.

“We really believe in the cause and wanted to help out as many of their fundraising efforts have been curtailed by COVID-19.” said Steve to the Olive Press.

The event proved a success, with over 5400 raised thanks to the generous donations from local businesses for the charity raffle, as well as the opportunities for companies to sponsor hole markers on the 18-hole course.

“We had a fantastic turnout, it was incredible. We can’t thank everyone that contributed enough.” said Steve. 

The Spanish run charity, based in Almunecar were overwhelmed with the gesture from the expat community.

“We would like to publicly thank the humane, altruistic and supportive gesture of the organizers of such an event and of course the participants,” said a statement from the organisation.

“We hope the event will now be an annual occasion thanks to the success of this year. We are aiming to hold another golf event in April next year.” said Michelle. 

The money raised will go towards a new sensory room at Asinal to help with all the children that use the facility.

Arsenal works tirelessly to help families in the area with children with physical, psychological and sensory difficulties, organising events, workshops and daily activities. 

James Warren

"James spent three years spent working as a junior writer at various English language newspapers in Spain before finding a home at the Olive Press. He previously worked for many years as a bid writer for an international motorsports company. Based in Cordoba since 2014, James covers the southern Subbetica region, northern and inland Malaga and the Axarquia area. Get in touch at newsdesk@theolivepress.es with news or trustworthy tips that you would like him to cover in these areas"

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