April 14, 2023Location:
The Village Inn, Riviera del SolCome along to the Village Inn on Friday 14th April and join in a night of fun and music starting at 7pm with the fabulous Boogie Wonderland. Tickets available from the Lions Charity Shop are only 20 euro which includes a 2 course meal. Why not come along and dance the night away while helping us to help those less well off in our community. A portion of your ticket money goes to the La Cala Lions Club who use it to help those in need.
Easter Bonnet ParadeDate:
April 9, 2023Location:
Bar Tuta Jarin Botanico La Cala De MijasIf you would like a great afternoon out with lots of fun, laughter and prizes then this is the one for you Anne Bowles La Cala Lions Diabetic Support Groups annual Easter Bonnet Competition. This will be taking place at Bar Tuta in Jardin Botanico, La Cala De Mijas on Sunday 9th April at 1pm. Why not make an Easter Bonnet and enter the competition who knows you may win a prize. The Fantastic John Sharples will be your congenial host on the afternoon so you will be assured of a good laugh. For Just 10 euro you can enjoy lunch and a welcome drink. Get your Tickets from the Lions Charity shop on Calle Torremolenos in La Cala de Mijas. Start decorating your bonnets now or simply come along and join in the fun.
Alzheimer’s Respite For CarersDate:
March 20, 2023Location:
Casa De Cultura La Cala de MijasFREE TASTER SESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR FAMILIES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS UNIQUE PROGRAMME !!
Mr & Mrs for children’s cancerDate:
March 11, 2023Location:
Bridges Bar Riviera del SolThe sun was out at Bridges bar today for the Lions Mr & Mrs competition in aid of children’s cancer awareness day. Congratulations to our lucky winners Heather and Terry Stone of Miraflores Bowls Club. Liz the owner of Bridges did us proud with a selection of hot food including Chicken Curry, Sausage casserole, Chilli con Carne, and Pasta all served with Rice and Sweet Potato Chips, thanks Liz, delicious. John Sharples did a fabulous job as usual hosting the event and entertaining us with his ready wit as well as the Mr & Mrs competition John also held a yes/no competition where you had to answer questions for one minute without saying yes or no or shaking and nodding your head. 3 people won a prize 2 by going the full minute and one who made it to 59 seconds. A raffle was held with some great prizes and the whole afternoon raised 1560 euro and.50 cents. This will be divided between a memory day for children in our region suffering from cancer and two charities who help children with cancer and their families. A massive thank you to Sandra Tavendale for organising the event, Liz from Bridges bar for allowing us to hold the event there, John Sharples for hosting the event and everyone for coming along to support the La Cala Lions with this worthwhile cause.
Childhood Cancer Awareness DayDate:
February 15, 2023Location:
La Sierra RestaurantLa Cala De Mijas Lions and some of their supporters enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of good food and wine served by manager Jeremy and his team at La Sierra restaurant at Cerrado de Aguila Golf on Wednesday afternoon 15th Feb. While tucking into a 3 course lunch accompanied with wine, beer or soft drinks the fabulous Mark Connor royally entertained us with his Neil Diamond and Elvis Presley tribute act. 450 euro was kindly donated to the La Cala De Mijas Lions Childrens Charity event by one of our sponsors PCC Wealth and the event raised a total of 1700 euro. Lions president Wynson Beswick thanked everyone for attending to support this great cause and gave a special thank you to PCC Wealth for their generous donation. She explained that the funds raised would be used to organise a special party and memory day for children with cancer in our area, also some of the funds will go to AECC who have 8 properties that they maintain near Malaga hospital where families of children with cancer who are in the hospital for treatment can stay and some of the money raised will go to Andreas Oliveras who have set up a special room called the white room in Malaga hospital where children who are waiting to see the oncologist can wait in a calm relaxing environment.
The Lions Christmas Dinner Party 2022Date:
December 9, 2022Location:
The Green Label RestaurantYes once again Christmas is nearly here and the La Cala Lions Club do what they do best - hold their Christmas Party night to raise funds for all those in need. Together with their sponsors, friends and families, over 2000 euros - and still counting - was the result from the fabulous Party Night held at Green Label, El Chaparral Golf. 127 Lions and supporters attended and what fun was had by all. The food and service was great and Ricky Lavazza - the musical artist - kept nearly everyone dancing to midnight with his great ability to get a crowd moving with maximum fun. Wynson Beswick Lions President thanked everyone for coming and explained about the extra help La Cala Lions hope to offer over Christmas to families in need. Also thanks were given to Dave Greenwood the Social Secretary and his team for organising such a perfect evening, including a stunning array of generous raffle prizes beautifully wrapped by one of Dave’s team - Lions Vice President Sarah Montalbano.
Christmas Fayre and Fashion ShowDate:
November 28, 2022Location:
Calanova Golf RestaurantA wonderful day had by all who attended raising just over 1,800 euros. A fabulous selection of stalls that tempted many to buy their products. The La Cala Lions de Mijas Charity Shop stalls in addition to the Christmas decorations and handmade cakes on sale that we had on offer also did extremely well . A lovely tapas lunch followed by the fashion show, which everyone enjoyed. A great selection of raffle prizes were won together with the additional surprise of our "Blue Star" winners who received a beautiful Christmas floral table arrangement, chocolates and wine as a gift from us. We also made a donation to the British Legion Club for 1000 euros to support the hard work they provide to those in need. We wish to thank everyone for joining this beautiful event and enabling us to continue to support our community, who really needs us.
A Taste Of IndiaDate:
November 17, 2022Location:
The Connoisseur RestaurantWow! What an amazing evening we had at our “Taste of India” night at The Connoisseur Restaurant, Riviera del Sol. Fantastic atmosphere with authentic music being played all evening. Food was exceptionally flavoursome with generous portions, as well as impeccable service. The raffle prizes were brilliant! A thoroughly enjoyable night had by all. Thank you so much to everyone who attended, continuing to support us enabling La Cala de Mijas Lions Club to help people in our community. We couldn’t do it without you! Our thanks to you all Sarah Montalbano Vice President
Lions Diabetic Support Group Sponsored WalkDate:
November 13, 2022Location:
La Cala De MijasWalking to save lives. What a wonderful turnout for the 4th Diabetic Awareness Sponsored Walk. Organised by the La Cala Lions Diabetic Support Group nearly 300 attended the day and there were many generous donations to sponsor the walkers. Herbalife Nutrition handed out sport energy drinks and T-Shirts were given to all the walkers thanks to the kindness of Danny Foster of Inspired Fragrances who encouraged his many friends and colleagues to help towards the costs. His daughter, Alilah, a happy and energetic 7 year old, has been diabetic since just before her 2nd birthday and she received a little medal on the day as our champion fundraiser having managed to persuade all her school friends and family to help her raise nearly 1000.00 euros! MC Sandie excelled herself taking the warm-up in her Lions costume. On a really hot summer-like day this was no mean feat! Bohurt Zona Sur - the Medieval fighters were there in all their armour, Mijas Fencing, the Drang band of drummers and other entertainers including flamenco dancers and Costa Soul Singers made it a great day. There were plenty of stall holders too for early Christmas shopping. Saving lives is our aim and our nurses tested nearly 100 of the visitors for glucose levels and found at least 10 % were too high - and most of these did not know they may have diabetes. Although we are still counting we are sure we will exceed 3000.00 euros for our fight against diabetes. On this auspicious day Remembrance Sunday, because of the large crowd, those who wished were invited to hold their own personal minutes of silence to remember those who died fighting for our freedom. Please help us in our fight for the lives of all diabetics.
60’s & 70’s Night at The Village InnDate:
October 11, 2022Location:
The Village InnWe are pleased to announce that we recently raised an amazing 1,190 euros at our latest event at The Village Inn, 60’s and 70’s night with Mama Cath and the Soul Sisters. It was a wonderful evening and great fun! A huge thank you to all that attended and supported us, allowing us to continue to help our community.
The President’s PartyDate:
September 10, 2022Location:
Grace RestaurantLa Cala Lions Welcome Our New President Last year’s President David Kay has been succeeded by Wynson Beswick. Wynson has been a member of the Lions for 10 years and has been fully involved in many aspects of the Lions activities. Wynson spent several years in charge of the Lions Charity shop in La Cala which raises many thousands of euros for local needy causes. Prior to joining the Lions Wynson had also been a Lions volunteer for several years. Wynson moved to La Cala from the UK eleven years ago, to join one of her three daughters. A second daughter has since moved to Spain to join them. There is a third daughter living in France who visits La Cala regularly. Wynson is also blessed with 4 grandchildren. During her year a President Wynson is intending to promote the Lions with an increasing social media presence and is also producing a video of Lions activities, which will be shown at various events. Wynson intends to promote both friendship and harmony through the Lions involvement in the local community and to raise public awareness of the work that the Lions do. Some readers may not be aware that the Lions is an International organisation with over 1.2 million members world -wide. Wynson said “If at the end of the year I have facilitated people to participate in Lions events, I will consider my year to have achieved one of my main objectives.” Wynson has several other interests, which include running a Rummikub club- a very interesting board game. This is the announcement with photo of the event. We are delighted to announce that we raised an amazing total of 7,832.62 euros at the President’s Evening at Grace Restaurant on 10th September. A huge thank you to everyone that attended and shared this fantastic event. We could not have done this without all the support that we have received and we are so grateful to you all! Thank you for helping us to help others within our community.