The official presentation of the second edition of Neon Night Marbella was held earlier today. The charity walk aims to have the maximum number of people joining the fluorescent “snake” that will go through some of the main streets of Puerto Banús on October 3.

The event will take place at sunset so the fluorescent accessories of the participants shine brighter. The Sports and Social Rights delegations of the Marbella Town Hall have been an important part of this original proposal promoted by the company Search 4 Sponsors, whose final aim is to shed light and hope to the everyday problems that the families and children face.

During the presentation, held at El Corte Inglés Costa Marbella, Victoria Morales, Marbella Councillor of  Social Rights,  highlighted the importance of families taking part. “We encourage all citizens to participate in Neon Night Marbella,” she said.

On the day of the event, fluorescent neon kits will be distributed along with a T-Shirt on the terrace of El Corte Inglés Costa Marbella (1st floor) from 7.30pm, with the walkj starting at to start the walk at 9pm. The starting and finish points will be located next to the Hard Rock Cafe, to start a 3 kilometers walk. The fun nature of Neon Night Marbella makes it possible for entire families, children and event pets to enjoy the  specially designed route.

The funds raised from the sale of tickets, 10 € per ticket, will go to two associations dedicated to children. One is the CADI association of Marbella, composed of children with functional diversity and special needs (www.asociacioncadi.org/). This platform consists of 137 parents and 41 children, newly established and comes to meet the special therapies needed. CADI’s representative, Angela Sanchez, said the amount collected will go directly to the families of the association.

The second charity is the NGO Plan España whose campaign “Because I am a Girl” seeks to end gender discrimination that affects millions of girls around the world (www.porserninas.org). Beltran Milla from Plan España, explained the importance of such initiatives to raise public awareness. “The female is always the most disadvantaged, so they need our unconditional support,” she said.

Tickets are on sale at El Corte Inglés, Puerto Banús, Mijas and Málaga in the sports shoes department