MORE than 1,200 people turned out for the second edition of Neon Night Marbella on Saturday (October 3), flooding the streets with glow-in-the-dark accessories and balloons in solidarity.
Altogether, inscriptions for the three-kilometre charity walk and donations raised €8,700, which will be shared equally between CADI and Plan España charities.
Participants began to arrive on the first-floor terrace of El Corte Ingles in Puerto Banus to collect their neon kits and t-shirts at 7pm and partied until after 9pm, when the walk set off from outside the Hard Rock Café.
Families and even pets flooded the streets of the marina with neon to leave their mark and raise funds for CADI, which works with children with special needs, and Plan España’s Por Ser Niña project which fights for equality for girls all over the world.
Local Mayor Jose Bernal, accompanied by Social Welfare Councillor Victoria Morales, athlete Jorge Otalecu and special Olympics swimmer Manuel Montoya, headed the walk, which ended at 10pm with a photo session and speeches to thank sponsors and collaborators including Marbella Council, El Corte Ingles, AND Agencia Creativa, CopremosaSur, Hard Rock Café Puerto Banus, Helicopteros Sanitarios, Party Land, Op de Beeck & Worth Insurance Brokers, Eric Café Patisserie, Playas del Duque, Madison Estudio, Ecocarinvet, Luks Marbella, Wild Panoramica, Essential Magazine and the Euro Weekly News.
All-in-all a great night out was had by all for a very worthy cause which will hopefully become an annual event.