€700,000 raised in 15 years for butterfly children

15 years for butterfly children

ALOHA GOLF CLUB hosted the 15th Butterfly Children Golf & Ball in aid of Debra Butterfly Children´s Charity.

A total of 163 golfers and 166 dinner guests gathered to show their support for the cause and which raised an outstanding €39,000, bringing the total amount raised throughout the event´s 15 years to more than €700,000.

The event was originally started by 4 members of the club in 2002 and has since become a regular occasion in the club´s calendar.

Each consecutive year, extreme solidarity has been shown by Aloha Golf Club, its members, the restaurant, and by the community of Marbella.

This year was an anniversary special and in true celebratory style it did not fail to deliver.

On Saturday the enthusiastic golfers enjoyed the newly renovated lush greens of the 72-par course with the opportunity to win a prize on every hole.

Thanks to the Stableford Individual Modality a further top 5 ladies and mens luxury prizes were up for grabs also.

On Sunday evening guests enjoyed a night of luxury and glamour whilst wining and dining on the fabulous culinary creations of the Aloha Golf Club restaurant and the fine wines donated by Vinopolis.

The night, conducted by Ricky Lavazza was filled with many highlights beginning with the presentation of the award for Collaborator of the Year to the Firemen of Marbella.

The drama continued with the raffle and auction with prizes donated by prestigious golfers Miguel Angel Jimenez and Michael Campbell.

This was closely followed by spectacular fireworks donated by Pirotecnia Lara and finished off with the amazing sounds of Mr Maph, Simone Lisa and their band.

During the night guests warmly welcomed words from the charity’s Director Evanina Morcillo Makow who thanked them for making the last 15 years possible. He said:

“The event has been the foundation of the charity’s work as it enabled the charity to employ its first nurse and support Butterfly Children and their families from the moment a baby is born.”

Thanks to the success of last weekend´s event and those before it, the charity has a team of eight health and social care professionals who continue to support the 255 butterfly children and their families living throughout Spain and the babies who are yet to be born.

For more information about the charity, those interested can visit their website at www.butterflychildrencharity.com

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