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Procomobel Funday in aid of AEBE (Butterfly Children's Charity)

(June 28, 2008)
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Frenzied   Fundraising   at   Procomobel
Procomobel Building

Written by Heidi Wardman      

Friday  4th July 2008. 

 Exhibitors each found creative ways to raise funds for a great cause.

There was a strong sense of solidarity as business owners and residents flooded through the
doors of the ‘Procomobel Home Center’ to take part in its long awaited Charity Funday Exhibition and raise funds for the ‘Asociacion de Epidermolisis Bullosa de España’ (AEBE) or ‘Butterfly Children’ Fun all the way from the moment the doors opened, Procomobel Funday Exhibition welcomed all ages and nationalities. Hosted by General Director of Procomobel, Francisco Lidon, and supported by Business Group España (BGE), the event was destined for success from the outset.
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The store was transformed into a thriving fairground for the day, with exhibition stands and lively amusements in full swing, both inside and out. A number of special guests included the Mayor, Antonio Martinez Canovas and Councillors of Rojales, Mayor Marylène Albentosa and representatives of Guardamar Local Council. The local Fire Service chatted to guests about their duties and advised youngsters of the Fire Safety code. BGE members had each devised a unique and appropriate method of transforming their promotional tactics into a lucrative money making scheme for the AEBE.  Among them was Iron Art; Just Cool air conditioning; Hackett Home Security; Famous UK Supplies; Calibre Jewellery; Advanced  Business Solutions; Media ELX; JCLA Lawyers; Aqualyse; Crespo Ford and the Embroidery Workshop.  Olé International S.L presented some of their latest Mediterranean homes, making a generous donation to the AEBE for every rental or sales contact concluded throughout the day. Golfing enthusiasts were able to try their luck in the putting competition, while those with a head for heights marvelled at the impressive parapent display.  Those with a strong bowling arm pelted coconuts in the Coconut Shy and the Manageress of the AEBE Charity Shop in Pueblo Bravo, Anne Wylie, and her dedicated team of volunteers coordinated a diversity of activities for thrill seekers of all ages, including a raffle, tombola, white elephant stall, and face painting for the kids. Unfortunately, the charity auction, had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, but will be rescheduled for a later date.

After spending a little more than they had bargained for, a number of visitors were relieved to spot qualified Acupuncture and Reflexologist Mike Mascary working his magic, taking care of tired, tense muscles, in exchange for a small donation, while Dr José Maria Perez Chuffo of ‘Clinica Foguet’ in Elche educated interested parties about the benefits of aesthetic surgery.  The Spiritual Healing Centre was buzzed throughout the day as talented Mediums Sammy Fitzsimmons and Gay Nash gave visitors some insight into what the future might hold for them, combined with a mystical blend of Spiritual and Tarot reading, healing, The talented Chefs and personnel from the exquisite ‘La Herredura’ Restaurant in Los Montesinos cooked up a selection of tantalising dishes from the terrace grill, and offered a free Tapa with every drink sold. As well as participation on the day, Trevor Bate of ‘200 % Sound International’ made a big-hearted, personal contribution to the campaign of a personal cheque for €500 to kick-start the coffers. At the end of a hectic, yet rewarding day, Francisco was proud to announce that the total had exceeded the €5,000 euro mark, and thanked everyone profusely for their enthusiasm. Anne announced that the money will be invested directly into the AEBE account and put to immediate use in operating the EB Nursing and training project. Ultimately, it was wonderful to see such a multicultural blend of people coming together with a common goal, and working in harmony to improve the lives of others.



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