“A cow, an owl and a bow wow wow… and friends” “Una vaca, un buho y un guau guau… y amigos”.
This charming, bilingual children’s book is written by Rachel Scott and edited by Walk for Life President Sonia Cantalejo. All proceeds go to AMPA (Asociación de Madres y Padres de Arboleas) and Alejandra Cozma, a little girl in Albox who is fighting cancer and who is being helped by Walk for Life.
Priced at only €5 it is on sale in Arboleas at Librería Andalucía and Solo Buen Precio and in Albox at Polo 7, El Rincon de Aly, Colores, El Atelier de Adriana, Cataledya, Benetton, Óptica Orbrerá and Longo.
These generous sponsors paid the cost of printing the books: Muebles Rodriguez Arboleas, Calida Homes, Cool Solutions, Decoraciones de Interiors y Exteriores Jose Maria Artero Gilabert, Sleep & Home Centre, Harrison´s Convenience Store, Glenn Unwin S.L., Albox Insurance and Comercial Angel Oller.
It is the second year that SimplyART Ceramics have made tree decorations to raise money for Walk for Life. At €5 Euros for a set of 3 they were a great hit this year and raised a huge €250.
Thanks to SimplyArt, to the ladies of their Christmas workshop who painted them and to everyone who bought them. And an especially big thank you to Debbie and David at SimplyART for their valuable and consistent support for Walk for Life. These donations enable the registered charity to continue to help cancer sufferers and their family members in Arboleas, Albox and surrounding areas.
The Team at Walk for Life Arboleas wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you to everyone who has supported the charity. The sponsors, advertisers, donors, people who have organised events, the local shops and businesses who have displayed our posters, rattled our tins and sold our calendars and every single person who has put a coin in one of the tins, bought a calendar or attended an event. We couldn’t do what we do without you.
To our clients we wish you a peaceful 2018 and hope that we have helped you in some small way.
The ACRAA Christmas Fayre on 26th November raised €1700 for Walk for Life. A cheque was presented last week by Founder and President Christine Axelsen and committee members Ray Walsh, Bernt Axelsen, and Colin Richardson. ACRAA is a registered charity helping deserving causes across the region. In the past it has raised funds for Asprodalba, Vera Orphanage, Age Concern, Arboleas School and various animal charities.
The cheque was received by Walk for Life committee members Val Dix, Irene Barber and Trudy Sailes. This generous donation will enable Walk for life to help more people affected by cancer, particularly at this time of year; helping bring a little festive cheer to families with no other financial resource, providing translators, covering travel costs and offering a friendly hand and a listening ear to people with cancer and their nearest and dearest.
Walk for Life would like to thank the ACRAA team for all their hard work, the stall holders and Smooth FM for supporting the day and all the visitors who made the event a success.
Once again, The Incognito Singers opened their rehearsal room doors for what has become an annual event, to get us all in the mood for the festive season. This year the Friends & Family event was a benefit performance for Walk for life Arboleas. In a change from their normal tradition there was a nominal entrance charge of €2 per adult, all proceeds going to this local charity that helps people affected by cancer.
Peter Hands of The Incognito Singers said “Sadly, there are very few people who can say they do not know someone who has been struck down with this dreadful disease and the support this charity gives to sufferers and their families is second to none”. He also said they were always happy to perform for charities without any remuneration or expenses.
The event took place Wednesday 13th December at Hostal Rosaleda, Arboleas and with the entrance charge and incredible generosity of all those attending €210 was raised.
The Walk for Life team want to thank all the singers and organisers. The performance was wonderful, and the selection of traditional music has got the festive season off to a flying start.
A huge thank you to Sophia Rurador. At their Christmas party on Saturday at La Vida they had a raffle in aid of Walk for Life and raised €116.70. Without individual initiatives like this from local businesses and organisations Walk for Life couldn’t continue to help people across the area affected by cancer….and they had such fun doing it. Thank you again from the Walk for Life team.
‘Walk for Life ‘ Christmas tree decorations will be on sale from Saturday 2nd December at SimplyART on Calle Malaga in Albox.
A set of 3 beautiful,
hand-made, ceramic decorations for just 5€. All proceeds go to Walk for Life. The ladies of SimplyART’s Christmas workshop are excited to help painting them over the next couple of workshops.
Thank you to the ladies at the workshop and a big thank you to SimplyART for their valuable and consistent support. Walk for Life is a registered charity that helps cancer sufferers and their family members in Arboleas, Albox and surrounding areas.
The voting for the summer section of The Walk for Life calendar 2019 photo competition is complete. 35 photographs have been narrowed down to 6 which will go through to the final selection next year.
The judging panel was
Josefa Rodríguez Gallegos, Councillor Arboleas Town Hall
Deborah Robson, Ceramic Artist, Simply Art, Albox
Jenni Rock, Glad Rags Boutique, Albox
Susan Spencer Stott, Local Artist (Living Design)
Elle Draper, Web Designer, Gandy Draper, Spain Buddy
Phil Taylor, Arboleas Forum, Arboleas.co.uk
Trudy Sailes Walk for Life Arboleas
(Alan Gandy was unavailable and was replaced by Trudy) Trudy is Head Judge and in “Strictly” fashion will have the deciding vote in the event of a tie.
These are the winning photographs in no particular order. Congratulations to the winners, sorry no names at this stage, the judges will not know the identity of the photographers until after the final selection.
The Autumn competition has begun. You can upload your photos here there is a link on the front page. Photos should represent the region and be landscape (wider than they are tall) at a minimum 300dpi A4. and not exceed 10megabytes
On Monday 9th October Gladrags in Albox staged an all ticket pre-launch of their Autumn and Winter Collections. Guests were treated to cava and canapes whilst models showcased new lines from Maloka, Casa Mia and the UK High Street. It was also the start of their month-long Autumn raffle. Jenny Rock of Gladrags Boutique and Gladrags Bangles & Bows announced that all proceeds from ticket sales and the raffle would go to Walk for Life Arboleas.
On Tuesday the 7th November the draw was made by Hilary Shand and Julie Sterling. The lucky winners were Gillian Marsh a 50€ Gladrags Boutique Voucher, Leanne Plant a 25€ Gladrags Bangles & Bows Voucher, Penny Holliday a 10€ UK Lingerie in Spain Voucher, Sue Butler a Shadow Box by Julies Cards & Gifts and Karen Wills a handmade cushion by The Sewing Room
The total amount raised by ticket sales and raffle was €380.00. Walk for Life thank Jenni Rock yet again for her constant support of the charity. Over the past few years she has raised thousands of Euros enabling registered charity Walk for Life to help cancer sufferers and their family members in Arboleas and surrounding areas.
To see the collection pop in to Gladrags on Calle Malaga Albox
Boxers Golf Society was the very first in the Albox area. It was founded in 2004 by golfers Les Ashton and Allan Hay and very soon had over 50 members.
When Allan died suddenly in 2011 his partner Trudy Sailes, also a golfer, presented a trophy to Boxers to be played for every year on Captain’s Day. The current and final holder of the Allan Hay trophy is Tony Horrobin.
For Boxers the last drive has been driven. After 13 years, falling membership and difficulty recruiting people to organise it has caused it to close. The Society has decided to donate all its remaining funds to the charity that Trudy is so involved in, Walk for Life Arboleas.
Boxers’ Captain George Miller and President Tony Hammond presented Trudy and Walk for Life Vice President Jean Bircher with €520.
Walk for LIfe Arboleas is a registered charity that supports cancer sufferers and their families. To find out more go to walk4lifearboleas.com.
L to R Tony Hammond, Jean Bircher, George Miller, Trudy Sailes