Santas on bikes

Santas on bikes
SANTA FUND-RAISERS: A group of the bikers en route for Benidorm Photo credit: Pauline Webb

THE El Verger animal charity SCAN received a €510 donation not from one Father Christmas, but around 20 of them.

The red-dressed, white-bearded gentlemen accompanied by elves who set out last Sunday from Mustang Sally were all on motorcycles, reader Pauline Webb explained to the Euro Weekly News.

“We are a group of bikers, and our name is the Shadow Riders,” Pauline told us.


“We were joined on the run by members of the Los Amigos de Motos España association and the Puig Campana Scooter Club.”

After leaving Benissa, they rode in convey through Moraira, Altea, Albir, before reaching the Levante beach promenade in Benidorm and lunching at Camping Villamar.

“The Santas and elves stopped with their buckets at various places on the way, collecting money for SCAN, reaching a grand total of €510 by the time they arrived,” Pauline said.

SCAN is a registered charity that rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes abandoned cats and dogs, many of whom have been abused, are sick or starving

There is a “no kill” policy for healthy animals and the El Verger charity promises that every cat and dog entering the shelter will be safe now that they are now SCAN animals.

For more information about SCAN, visit their website.

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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