THE BEST of days followed the worst of news last weekend, when hundreds of people gathered together at Almafra Camping on Sunday for the Mind Charity fundraiser in memory of Leon Coulthard.
Shocked by the events in London the previous evening, the organisers, entertainers and partygoers were able to put their sadness to one side for a few hours to raise an outstanding 3000 euros for the Mind charity.
Gary Burr from the Giving4Giving charity in La Nucia, presented an emotional, Vikki Caton (organiser) from Fresh Radio and Hepburns, with a cheque for 1000 euros whilst the week before another 1000 euros was donated by Giving4Giving to Pamela Dawson Tasker from AECC.
Entertainers, Meatloaf tribute, the Overtones, The Commitments, Cheryle Louise and many more kept the crowd singing along, whilst buckets were passed around for donations and a raffle full of fabulous prizes was held to raise more money.
With a barbecue and bar to keep people refreshed the party was a huge success, with many people staying on to watch the One Love Manchester concert together afterwards.
Speaking after the event, Christine Coulthard, whose son Leon, the event commemorated said, “A massive thank you to all involved in today’s event for Mind at Almafra Camping in my son Leon Coulthard’s memory”
Whilst Vikki, delighted with the support, said:
“I’m shattered but absolutely ecstatic. Thank you so much to everyone involved in today’s Charity Event for Mind. It has totally restored my faith in human nature after the awful recent events in the UK.”
“Benidorm is constantly being shot down in flames in the press but I have never known a place where so much charity work is done and àlways supported fantastically.”
“Now I’m watching One Love Manchester, amazing. The world isn’t all bad…. Stay safe, thank you all from the bottom of my heart.”
The 3000 euros will go to the Mind, mental health charity, whose aim is to ensure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.