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Lung & Liver Cancer Awareness Day

Organised by The Arboleas Forum this will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 10th March at the Almeria Tenpin Bowling Centre to raise funds for Walk for Life Arboleas.  The organiser need 150 bowlers in teams of 3 to make this as big a success as it has been in two previous years.  Go to for more details or pick up a registration form from Almeria Bowling from Wednesday 10th January.  It is open to anyone, regardless of whether you have bowled before or not.

Thanks once again to Phil Taylor of the Arboleas Forum,, and to Rafa of Almeria Tenpin Bowling Centre.


cow, an owl and a bow wow wow…

“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.

SimplyART Raise Money for Walk for Life

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.


Happy Christmas

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.

ACRAA Fayre Raises €1700 for Walk for Life

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.

The Incognito Singers Sing for Walk for Life

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.

Sophia’s raffle in aid of Walk for Life

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.

Simply ART Ceramic Tree Decorations

‘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.


Walk for Life Summer photo competition – The Winners

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,

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

Gladrags Autumn Launch & Raffle in Aid of Walk for Life.



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

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