MORE than 100 good souls made their way to Javea’s Arenal beach to take part in a charity ‘Blue Ribbon’ event, organised by local resident ‘Jenny’ in conjunction with Lesley Cockayne of Cancer Care Charity.
The walk was programmed to start at the Mas y Mas supermarket car park last Sunday with a loud blast on a horn, signifying a mass start of bodies surging their way, shoulder to shoulder, along a route leading to the local Parador Hotel and then on to Javea Port.
As usual with these events, the start time of 11am came and went without any signs of movement.
Eventually, without any warning, one of the local police officers on crowd duty, decided to take the law into his own hands and using his all too obvious traffic cop skills, blew a loud blast on his police whistle and then much to the astonishment of the organisers, proudly proceeded to head-up the walkers and direct them along the designated route in spasmodic groups.
Afterwards, the ‘offending’ copper joked that if the crowds had been allowed to remain static any longer, he would have been forced to issue everyone with a parking ticket.
At the end of the day, all was forgiven when it was confirmed that the casual coastal saunter was a total success that raised over €500 for the charity – with contributions still filtering in.
For further details, check the official website. www.cancercarecharitydentre.org
By Benny Davis