Sue, Steve and Annette from ALC Health’s Spanish office joined the RCM again last Sunday 5th October for their annual Charity Mountain Walk in support of Hogar Betania in La Linea.
La Linea is one of the poorest areas in Spain and has an increasing problem with homelessness of men, women and children. For several years Begonia Arana Alvarez has run a hostel but now has a larger building, a disused old people’s home. It requires a great deal of renovation and RCM is amongst those helping to supply materials, fences, gates, doors and kitchen equipment. The home is due to open on Saturday 15th November.
Begonia participated in the walk with her new husband (a policeman), and her adopted daughter. She is an extraordinary person who has been nominated for the Rotary Humanitarian Award 2014.
ALC Health was delighted to be invited by the RCM to participate in a 12 km walk to the Cruz de Juanar to see the breathtaking views of North Africa, Gibraltar, Marbella and Estepona, and the legendary cross, which commemorates the safe return of fishermen.
The walk took 4 hours and gave us a chance to experience the beauty of the forest and the magnificence of the mountains.
It was great to see the RCM members again and to share such a memorable day!