IN the past the charity has completed a sponsored Skydive from 15,000 feet – the highest possible without oxygen – and last year flew across the Longest Zipline in Europe at 80 k/ph. That was from Spain to Portugal.
This week and closer to home the charity and volunteers abseiled down the iconic Sunset Beach Hotel in Benalmadena. Obvious question. Why would normally sane people do something like this?
Simply to raise much needed funds and public awareness for a charity that provides advice, help, support and friendship to the older English speaking communities in Fuengirola, Mijas and Benalmadena.
Loneliness and Isolation are a burden that a lot of older people accept as a normal part of the ageing process. Age Concern does not believe that and with many years of life left, want to make sure that its clients live every minute to the fullest.
Yesterday (Wednesday) saw a total of 17 “brave fools” go to the very top of the Hotel and slowly inch their way down. The atmosphere was charged with tension ( or possibly fear ) as it took two hours to bring everyone down safely
The EWN team, led by Steven Euesden who is clearly a hands-on Director, were some of the first “Challengers” to rope down the building and are already looking forward to next year’s challenge.
Other participants included representatives from Age Concern Fuengirola, Mijas and Benalmadena, U3A ( University of the 3rd Age ) and a number of sponsored private individuals
Thanks to the organisation of Tuur Canyoning and their Director Jose Moreno, and
the attention to detail from Tommy Marshall on behalf of Sunset Beach. this event was a great success
If you wish to donate please go to the EWN Facebook page, Age Concern’s web page http://www.ageconcernfym.com or pop into any one of our four social clubs in Los Boliches, La Cala, Mijas Pueblo or Arroyo, Benalmadena. Details can be found in this paper.