COSTA Almeria British ex-pat Mark Beckitt stayed off the booze for a whole month, not so much for an alcohol detox as to raise money for an extremely worthy local cause.
Mark collected the amazing amount of €900 for the Vera-based Asprodalba association for the intellectually disabled from his sponsored booze-free November.
On top of that, Dave and Anna Ryder added €131 to the Asprodalba fund from a monthly charity quiz they hold every month at Badger’s restaurant in Mojacar Playa.
Also going into the Asprodalba pot was a further €134 from a raffle held at Badger’s in December.
Earlier this week Mark, wife Mandy and Dave and Anna visited the Asprodalba school to hand over the donation in person.
The school is for children and adults with learning difficulties. Many of the children produce lovely ceramic items, which are sold in an Asprodalba shop in Vera town.
Mark, Mandy, Dave, Anna and Jenna from Badgers Restaurant all issued a massive thanks to everyone who had supported the fundraising efforts.