FOLLOWING a meeting between representatives of La Cala de Mijas Lions and MiMoana, the Lion’s president, Anita Humphreys presented the organisation with a cheque for €1,000 in order to assist with their work.
MiMoana is a volunteer organisation which is concerned with the oceans and undertakes the cleaning of beaches and the sea bed.
During the meeting, Natasha Wegloop and her daughter Nikky explained that removing the plastic waste and other rubbish that is discarded by the thousands who enjoy the beaches and the sea is a time consuming task.
The plastic that is collected from the sea bed and the beaches is stored and then sent to a shoe manufacturer in Portugal which uses the plastic along with pineapple leaves to produce beach shoes.
The group considers that one additional major problem facing the Mijas area concerns the rivers, where much of the pollution is caused by ancient sewer pipes that are not being maintained sufficiently resulting in the effluent leaking and polluting what should be fresh water.
MiMoana will be part in the activities that are planned for the 50th celebration of World Earth Day, which takes place on April 22 and events will include a clear up day, a concert and a walk.
On the same day, the Lions received a visit from the Lions District Governor, Fernando Juanes , who attended the meeting and presented long service awards to Janet Watson, William Oliver, Rosalyn Rowley, Anne Bowles, and Brenda Meredith.
Further details about the La Cala de Mijas Lions and information on future events can be found by visiting the Lions Charity Shop at 12 Calle Torremolinos, La Cala de Mijas which is open six days a week from 10am to 2pm or by calling 637 185 533.