Fundraiser for Marina Alta strays 

Fundraiser for Marina Alta strays 
AKIRA SHELTER: Many setbacks before it could be built  Photo credit: Akira Shelter 

THE Akira Animal Shelter is holding a fashion show at Salones Canor in Teulada-Moraira on Wednesday, November 20. 

There will also be a cava receptionfinger buffetbar, raffle and boutiques. 

The €18 tickets are a donation and booking is essential.   


To book, and for more information, contact Debby 665 127 627 or email debbys[email protected]  

Akira was created on April 1, 2011, after animal-lovers noticed the need for a shelter in the Teulada-Moraira and Benissa areas. 

They held talks with both town councils with a view to securing suitable land and building a shelter while at the same time raising awareness and making the charity known. 

After many setbacks the shelter was finally completed in 2016 although Akira had continued during all that time to rescue and rehome abandoned dogs in Spain, to the UK, Holland and Germany. 

Akira has been active since the outset with fundraising events including BBQs, dances, wine-tastings, garden parties, the twice-monthly bookstall at Moraira market and monthly quiz nights in Benissa. 

The group organises an annual May Fayre at the Font Santa in Teulada while the Zumbathon on Moraira seafront is always a huge success, as is Akira’s Christmas Dinner. 

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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