Ice bucket challenge raises €1,000 for Finca San Miguel de Salinas

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Ice bucket challenge raises €1,000 for Finca San Miguel de Salinas 4

FINCA San Miguel de Salinas hosted their infamous summer party recently, enjoyed by friends old and new.

The first show was given by Mona and Sol, who – as promised – donned their bikinis before their biggest sponsors Angela and Aad poured buckets of ice over them – it was clearly COLD but the ladies raised €1,000 which will cover the finca’s cost for nearly a month.

Mona and Sol express their greatest thanks to all their sponsors here in Spain, England, Germany, Holland and Italy.

Escuela Soul Dance Studio then took to the floor, wowing guests with a modern routine and a flamenco routine.

A grand charity raffle was held, with thanks to prizes from Angela, Jacqueline, Judy and Penny.

Thanks were given to Christine and Renee who made and sold some jewellery in England, raising an incredible €200 for the finca and Bernd who offered a trike tour around La Pedrera for anyone who sponsored the ice bucket ladies €50 or more.

The finca’s next ever-popular open day will take place on Saturday September 30 between 5.30pm and 9.30pm and everyone is invited along, promising fun for the whole family. Feel free to bring apples, carrots and tomatoes to feed the farm animals or cat food/ dog food for the cats and dogs.

Finca San Miguel de Salinas is supported by ‘Happy Animales Spain’, founded by Mona Nowak. Happy Animales Spain is a registered charity committed to the welfare of impoverished and abandoned animals. At the finca, neglected animals are taken, provided with any veterinary care they might need along with a lot of cuddles and very often adopted.

The work of Finca San Miguel de Salinas and Happy Animales Spain is not limited to the day-to-day running of the finca. They regularly inspect animal cruelty in the area, discuss solutions with animal owners and carry out follow-up checks. If there is no other option, they will work to confiscate the animals and take them in at the finca.

You can help the finca (and the 8 horses, 13 geese, 4 ponies, 6 goats, 4 pigs, 2 dogs, chickens and feral cats!) by giving donations or becoming a food sponsor for €5.00/ €10.00 or more each month.

For more information and directions, follow Finca San Miguel De Salinas on Facebook or contact Mona – 616792355 or Sol [email protected]

** Everyone at Finca San Miguel de Salinas sends their deepest condolences to the family and friends of volunteer Monika (Moni) who passed away suddenly last Monday. She will be missed. RIP Monika **

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