Charities We Support

Royal British Legion could help you!

The La Cala de Mijas Lions were delighted to present the Royal British Legion with a cheque for 1000 euros recently. This British charity was founded in 1921and helps many men and women who have actively served in the United Kingdom Armed Forces, as well as helping their families too. The Royal British Legion has branches both in the United Kingdom and in various parts of the world, raising money for their beneficiaries. All the money raised in Spain is used to help those who live here now. Every year in November we see the members busy offering poppies and holding remembrance services to honour those who died in service. They explained they try to help those in need who require assistance through lack of mobility, essential help to buy staple food etc, support in times if grief , help with domestic items, counselling for mental health and much more. If you feel they could help you they are very nice, approachable people and would be glad to try to do all they can for you and your family.

Mijas Felina

La Cala Lions present 1400 euros to Mijas Felina

La Cala Lions are proud to provide financial support to this important local Charity. Mijas Felina works tirelessly sterilizing stray cats in the Mijas area. Over 100 members take the cats into their own homes, to care for them, these cats are not kept in catteries and receive tender loving care whilst they are in the members’ homes. Sometimes kittens are found alongside the mothers and these kittens are also taken into the members’ homes until they are old enough to be adopted.

 


Drang

Drang is one of La Cala Lions’ most interesting projects and one we have financially supported since the group’s inception.

Antonio and his wife Giselle had a dream to keep children out of harm’s way and interest them in the countryside all around us on the Costa del Sol. And so Drang was born in the cork forests behind La Cala de Mijas. This educational project has brought children closer to natural spaces and where they have learnt about the flowers and fauna.

Recently a group of La Cala Lions, who have supported Drang since its inception, visited the site. Here they learnt about the future project to include older children and work alongside schools too. Drang has now been accepted as a non-profit-making enterprise and its benefit to the well-being of all young people is a sure certainty! As well as their forestry expertise you can hear some of the children and young people playing their drums and supporting other charitable events. Antonio and Giselle need to be applauded for their selfless attitude, not only to the local children but also to children with special needs.

 

Donkey Dreamland

LA CALA LIONS RAISE 1500 EUROS FOR DONKEY DEAMLAND.

DONKEY DREAMLAND WAS EXACTLY THAT – A REALLY LOVELY EXPERIENCE. LIONS CHAIRPERSON WYNSON AND 12 LIONS VISITED DONKEY DREAMLAND TO PRESENT 1500 EUROS. THIS FEEDS THE DONKEYS FOR 3 MONTHS!

THIS WAS SO EXCITING THAT THE CENTRE INVITED US ALL FOR AN ANDALUCIAN BREAKFAST. BEFOREHAND THE DONKEY DREAMLAND FOUNDER, AMAYA ISERT, TREATED THE LIONS TO A VERY INFORMATIVE TALK ABOUT THE CENTRE AND THE DONKEYS.

DONKEY DREAMLAND IS ONLY 5 MINUTES FROM LA CALA. SURROUNDED BY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE, WE HEARD HOW DONKEYS HAD BEEN BEASTS OF BURDEN FOR OVER 5000 YEARS. ORIGINALLY FROM THE DESERT, THEY HAD ADAPTED TO LIFE IN SPAIN. AT ONE TIME THERE WERE OVER ONE MILLION DONKEYS IN SPAIN.

TODAY THERE ARE 33,000 DONKEYS REMAINING. SADLY, SOME DONKEYS ARE BADLY MISTREATED AND DONKEY DREAMLAND IS ONE OF SEVERAL CENTRES WHICH CARE FOR MISTREATED DONKEYS. SOME ARRIVE WITH HOOVES BADLY DEFORMED AND THE DONKEYS RESORT TO WALKING ON THEIR HEELS. SOMETIMES THEIR COAT IS SO BADLY MATTED, IT CAUSES THEM GREAT DISCOMFORT. MANY DONKEYS HAVE BEEN KEPT BY OWNERS PURELY FOR BREEDING PURPOSES UNTIL THEY DIE.

TODAY DONKEYS ARE OFTEN KEPT AS TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, BUT THESE ANIMALS ARE OFTEN TETHERED AND THIS CAN CAUSE SUCH DISTRESS AS THEY CANNOT EVEN BRUSH OFF A FLY BY MOVING THEIR HEAD. THESE DONKEYS ARE OFTEN WASHED EVERY DAY SO THEY ARE CLEAN FOR THE TOURISTS. THIS IS ALSO CRUEL TO DONKEYS AS THEY ARE USED TO DESERT LIFE AND MAY GET DERMATITIS WITH A WET COAT. AT DONKEY DREAMLAND THEY GET ONE SHOWER BEFORE SUMMER.

AT DONKEY DREAMLAND WE WERE INTRODUCED TO SEVERAL OF THE DONKEYS. SOME AS LARGE AS HORSES AND SOME LIKE SMALL PONIES. THERE WAS ALSO A FOAL.

IT WAS SIMPLY A WONDERFUL DAY. DONKEY DREAMLAND DOES AN AMAZING JOB GIVING THE DONKEYS A NEW LEASE OF LIFE WHERE THE PUBLIC CAN VISIT THEM.

PLEASE VISIT WWW.DONKEYDREAMLAND.COM FOR FULL DETAILS. A VISIT IS A MUST!

 

La Cala Lions with the Mijas Volley teamMijas Volleyball

SUCCESS FOR MIJAS VOLLEYBALL TEAM WITH LIONS SUPPORT.

CP Mijas Volley under 16’s female team have brought an end to a fantastic season, winning their league, the Andalusian championship and finishing third in the Spanish Championships!

The team which is part of CP La Cala de Mijas Volleyball Cub, recently visited one of their main sponsors, La Cala Lions, where they posed together for a photo with their two trophies they won during the season.

CP Mijas Volley under -16’s journey began with their impressive form in the league and they would end up winning the province’s top tier Liga Oro undefeated.

This ensured their place in the Andalusian championships. CP Mijas volley continued to impress in the first phase, winning their group and making it to the finals in Seville.

The team defied all odds and took Gold in the final against Tomares, and this in turn sealed their spot in the Spanish championship, which was partly funded by La Cala Lions.

CP Mijas Volley continued their impressive form in the national event, which was held in the Murcia region, topping their group by beating their three opponents.

But their run finally came to an end in the semi -final, though they still collected a bronze medal as they won the third play -off. What a season!