Charity Gala Dinner Event
by Andy Baker
I own a local website called www.Alcaidesalive.com and since being involved in some local animal charities we have now managed to organize two charity gala dinner events in order to raise funds and awareness of this issue.
We are having a gala evening at Pizza Express, Ocean Village on Thursday 26th May and the following night at the El Paraiso Country Club in Estepona.
For both nights we have booked a top worldwide act called Katy Setterfield (www.katysetterfield) and in Estepona we will also have further supporting acts including a popstar from Finland.
In addition to this there will be a fashion show and charity auctions, raffles and have various local businesses putting on demonstrations.
Both evenings will be very entertaining, fun and memorable.
Our target is to raise 10.000€ and we plan to share the money equally between the following charities:
WSPA World Society for the Protection of Animals
GSPCA Gibraltar Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals
Refugio de Los Barrios
Animal In Need & Shady Paws of La Linea
WSPA is an international charity that does a lot of work worldwide, they work hard to get governments to change legislations. For example they are working with the Vietnam government to try and stop the sale and export of dog meat, working with the Chinese to try and put an end to the horrific bear bile farms.
The second cause may be a smaller issue but still a very important one. There is a big problem with abandoned dogs locally. The good news is that there are four local animal shelters manned by caring volunteers and even though they are over run with dogs (For example one in la linea is designed for 50 dogs and currently has 600)none of the dogs are being killed. But to continue this hard work of caring for the dogs and rehoming the dogs all cost a lot of money.
Currently we are sending about 250 local dogs to loving “forever” homes in Finland, Germany, Sweden and Netherlands, but for this important work to continue we need funds.
Please BUY tickets ONLINE now at www.alcaidesalive.com