We are very sad to report the death of Gina Foster in the UK on Tuesday this week.
A long term resident of Benalmadena, over the years many would have known Gina (known locally as Lady Gina), or come into contact with her. She’s lived in Benalmadena for many years. In 1985 she was a key member of the ex-pat group that founded the Salon Varieties Theatre Fuengirola.
Gina has played an active part in the community in many ways, always there offering to help anyone who needed it.
She was President of the Salon Varieties Theatre, also president of FOTA which is the fundraising arm of the theatre, she held garden parties to raise theatre funds at her amazing home in Rancho Domingo, often with the likes of Barbara Windsor, Mike Read and her very close friend Danny la Rue in attendance
In her later years, she was the coordinator for Age Care Association, holding coffee morning gatherings in Benalmadena village each week, helping those in need.
Two years ago she became unwell and living alone here she needed help herself.
Gina returned to the UK. She had cancer, but she was a fighter and returned to support the Friends of the Theatre’s summer and winter balls even though extremely unwell.
Gina will be cremated in the UK, her Ashes returned to her beloved Spain.
The Salon Varieties Theatre will hold a memorial gathering at the Theatre (date to be agreed).
The Friends of the theatre summer ball at the Valparaiso restaurant on June 12 will be a tribute to her dedication to the Theatre, with many of her friends and colleagues.