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Across Marbella with a fridge for expat fundraiser

READERS may remember that comedian Tony Hawks wrote a book and starred in a TV programme Round Ireland with a Fridge which he undertook as a drunken challenge.

Tomorrow (Saturday), Chris Grenfell a resident of El Rosario Marbella (near to the Costa del Sol Hospital) – who hasn’t read the book – will be setting off from Sinatra’s Bar in Puerto Banus on a 20-kilometre trek to Harmon’s Bar in Elviria to raise funds for charity.

This is the third time that Chris who has lived in Spain for 29 years has undertaken this walk, but if the distance isn’t far enough, for some reason he thought that it would attract more donations if he strapped a fridge weighing 35 kilos to his back.

As if that wasn’t enough, he is also going to fill it with cans of beer to take the total weight to 50 kilos and intends to stop en route and sell some of the cans to passers-by in order to try to increase the takings.

Particularly important to Chris is the fact that he will be raising money for the Song for Sue Foundation in partnership with brain tumour research and Worcestershire Headway Supporting life after brain injury as his mother died from a brain tumour.

If you would like to help, visit which is a JustGiving page organised by Tracy Harmon and Gillyann Ballard who also lost her sister to a brain tumour.

They hope to raise £3,000 (€3,300) for the charities and prior to setting off had already received commitments for almost £1,200 (€1,300).

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