Nearly €15,000 from those who walked for life

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WALK FOR LIFE: Hundreds turned the costa pink in the AECC annual fundraising event.

WHAT started out as a gentle conversation between Sue and Karl Court, the hosts of The Queen Victoria Bar in Cabo Roig, soon gathered momentum when they mentioned to a few of the customers what they were intending to do. 

Cancer related charities are something that are close to Sue and Karl’s hearts having lost family members, friends and customers to the horrible disease over the last few years and when they mentioned the Walk for Life event to customers, before they knew it there were 10 wanting to take part, particularly as in the build up to the walk, a much loved customer and friend, Colin Bowden, had succumbed to the dreaded disease.

The girls and guys all enjoyed the walk which took place last month from Playa Flamenca promenade (with some stopping at every bar en-route), but most importantly they raised a total of €1,300 for Maria Wilson and The Pink Ladies, one of the largest single amounts raised from a group this year, with the money going to the AECC cancer charity

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The Queen Victoria Bar is already planning for next years walk and are looking to make it bigger and better by getting lots more people involved and breaking this years total raised.

Following the event Maria Wilson has now announced the final total raised from this year’s Walk for Life was an impressive €14,794.80, beating last year’s figure. Maria would like to thank all of the walkers on the day and all of the people who took the time to collect sponsorship.  

Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey officially started this year’s walk as a range of local performers entertained the crowds throughout the afternoon.

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DONATION: Team at The Queen Victoria hand over their cheque to Maria Wilson (centre) 

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