A SUNDAY Funday at Jokers Benidorm last week , swelled the Busy Bees Benidorm charity’s fundraising total to over 100,000 euros raised in the last year.
The charity afternoon, which included a raffle with top prizes, tombola, cake stalls and all sorts of fun and games including a sack race and high heels race, also featured performances by a host of Benidorm’s star entertainers.
Gary Burr from the Giving4giving charity donated 1000 euros worth of raffle prizes for the event and subsequently turned up to surprise Busy Bees founder, Wayne Bellamy Wright with a cheque for a further 1000 euros.
Giving4Giving has donated over five thousand euros to worthwhile causes during the last month via fundraising auctions and a total of more than eighty thousand since Gary started the charity.
A delighted Wayne, thanked Gary for all the help and support he gives towards Busy Bees.
Two other Benidorm bars also made significant donations collected from their customers and clients.
Both Ben and Alistair from Kaffee Klee and Carol from the Wooky Hollow raised €500 each.
Busy Bees co-founder, Des Bellamy-Wright, announcing the grand total raised, paid tribute to everyone involved in the successful inaugural event including the performers and volunteers, said, “We are grateful to all the people that donated prizes for our raffle, tombola, cake stalls and games but a big thank you goes to each and every one of you who turned out to offer your support on the day” said Des.
“Whether it be to help out, take part in the games or put your hand in your pockets to help us raise an amazing amount on the day of €7,506 bringing the total in the run up to the charity over the last month to over €25,000 and the grand total raised over the last year to date to a whopping €104,085.54 which is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.
Des, who along with husband, Wayne, set up their Busy Bees charity to help raise funds for the underprivileged children and abused women at the bankrupt Emaus homes, added “This now leaves us in a great position when the new administration take over the homes next week, so well done everyone.”