Cancer charity Andres Olivares Foundation presented its programme of activities in Marbella for 2018 at the Town Hall last week.

As well as charity president Andres Olivares, the event was attended by Isabel Cintado, Delegate of Social Rights and Lourdes Romero, responsible for the charity in Marbella. Cintado thanked the foundation for choosing Marbella and predicted a great response from the town: “We will receive them with open arms,” she said while expressing her most “profound recognition of the commendable work of the foundation”.

Olivares relayed the importance of the charity´s presence in Marbella where they have already held various activities. “In Marbella we have already helped 22 children and their families to date.” he explained, stressing, “it is about spreading the word that childhood cancer is a reality”.

“We come here, not to touch wallets, but to touch hearts,” he concluded.

Lourdes Romero was in charge of listing the entire programme of events in which she promised “alma, magia y corazón” or “soul, magic and heart”.

April 3: The programme starts at El Trapiche Cultural Centre in San Pedro Alcántara at 8:30 pm with the talk ‘Embracing your Fears’ by the president of the foundation, Andrés Olivares himself. There will also be participation from Alicia Velasco, Bach flower therapist, who will give a talk entitled ‘Flowers, Soul and Mind’ and a speech from coach and and lecturer, Pilar Carrasco, entitled ‘The Happiness Pill’.

April 19 : Event at Magna Clinic Marbella.
This joint talk will be presented by Andrés Olivares and Jorge Contreras, doctor in Oncology, with participation of the Blood Transfusion Centre of Málaga.

April 28: April´s events will close with a charity lunch at Casa Club Marbella where fashion designers, Lourdes Montes and Rocío Terry, will showcase their latest flamenco fashion from the ‘Sorolla’ collection of ‘Mi Abril’ with accessories by Barón Terry, Rocío Terry and Sandra Barón.

May 20: The foundation is holding a Family Fun Day on the Boulevard de San Pedro. The event will commence at 10am with children’s entertainment and food and drink bars throughout the day. There will also be hairdressers offering charity haircuts, yoga and taichi classes and a concert by ‘Los Piratas Flamencos’, as well as Harley Davidson motorbikes on display with participation of Marbella Chapter, the biker club of Harley Davidson owners.

All funds raised at the fun day, as well as moneys raised from tickets to April´s charity luncheon will go directly to the support programmes that the Andrés Olivares Foundation has put in place to help children with cancer and their families.

May 25 -27 : The Andrés Olivares Foundation will also participate in the Forum ACCE (Art + Culture + Science + Spirituality) with the presence of charity volunteers over the three days, as well as a talk by Olivares.

June 26: The children of the foundation will visit Marbella. The city will host about 50 people, including children and their parents, who will spend the morning learning to cook in the Food Room facilities with the Italian chef Paolo. In the afternoon there will be refreshments and a coaching session directed by Gema Campos.

The programme of activities will close with an 80s party at Casanis La Plage. This cocktail party will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the fun and beauty of Marbella with classic 80’s music and a great atmosphere in a stunning location. Although the date is yet to be confirmed, the foundation wanted to be sure that this event was included on the list as this is set to be a sensational charity event that will put the Andres Olivares Foundation in the hearts and minds of residents of Marbella.


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