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Down’s Syndrome benefits from Cordoban fashion house

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_16193" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Raul Rodriguez models the latest collection for Cordoban menswear company Silbon."] [/caption] During the month of February, one dynamic young Andalucian fashion company has been running a laudable charity initiative. For every article of clothing sold in one of Silbon's eight stores, which are mostly located in this region, ...

La Gran Recogida 2013: the season of giving

Friday, November 29th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12736" align="aligncenter" width="409" caption="Donate food for the hungry in Andalucia as part of the Gran Recogida de Alimentos (Great Food Collection), at supermarkets today and tomorrow."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_12740" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="Two volunteers in my local supermarket accept food donated by shoppers as part of La Gran Recogida early this ...

La Gran Recogida collects over 1,500 tons of food

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

[caption id="attachment_9053" align="aligncenter" width="431" caption="Collection box for La Gran Recogida in our local supermarket. This was after half a day."] [/caption] As Christmas approaches, and people stock up on seasonal delicacies such as turron (almond nougat), polvorones , and mantecados, many of us think about those less fortunate, for whom getting ...

Busy autumn in Sevilla

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Life in Seville - cultural life, that is - has definite seasons: January and February are both cold and dull, lit up only by Carnaval and the Dia de Andalucia puente (bank holiday). Then comes the holy trinity of Semana Santa, Feria and El Rocio, followed by months of school ...

Fundraising Gala for the Niños de Mariposa – Butterfly Children

Monday, June 11th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_6671" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Rebekah (blonde hair, far side of table) at the Niños de Mariposa Gala dinner in aid of the charity Debra, with EB sufferers Dunia (striped top, left) and Luis (blue top, right) and their families."][/caption] GUEST BLOG POST: REBEKAH THOMPSON A few months ago I was kindly invited ...

Walk for a good cause

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Do you live in or near Malaga? Do you enjoy walking? Are you keen to support worthwhile charities, such as a hospice for cancer sufferers? Then you will be interested to hear about this event, taking place on Sunday 15 May. The Cudeca Walkathon will set off from the promenade ...