World Diabetes Awareness Sponsored Walk
November 5, 2023
Torreon square, La Cala de Mijas
Perfect Day for the World Diabetes Walk
What a fabulous day on Sunday 5 November for our Diabetic Support Group 5th Sponsored Walk for World Diabetes Awareness, 5 km along the Boardwalk. The crowds kept coming to the La Cala Torreon Square from as early as 10 am and there was plenty to keep them all busy. Music from Simon and the Costa Soul Singers, entertainer Shaun and Zumba from Sandi, Pilates by EVO, the La Cala Fencing Group, the Drang Drum Band and fabulous flamenco dancers too. Meanwhile Fay and her nurses worked tirelessly all day and tested 85 people for free glucose checks and advice.
Drang Drummers led the walkers to the start of the walk whilst Herbalife handed out invigorating sports drink to keep everyone going. The stallholders at the fabulous Artisan market were there with over 30 stalls along the paseo selling items not found in the High Street, everything from honey and cup-cakes to works of art, clothes, crafts, artwork, bric a brac and jewellery. The whole area is traffic free and there were play areas for the children, beautiful beaches, puppies to pet from ACE, and lots of bars and cafes for drinks and tapas. We’re still counting but so far have raised over 3500 euros thanks to all our sponsors and walkers. Certainly oour best walk yet with perfect weather and lots of happy people. Grateful thanks to all who supported us and for the collaboration of Mijas Town Hall and Katja and the Foreign Residents department.