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         1st Manilva Trail                                     Vecinos y Amigos of Marina

         The Manilva Trail is a mountain race covering 25      Casares Club
         kilometres and height gain of 1,700 metres. For those   It was a busy and most enjoyable December. Thank
         who are a little less ambitious there is a shorter trail of   you to all the Members and Guests for supporting
         12 kilometres with a height gain of 1,100 metres. The   our events. We had 60 at our Pre Christmas Party on
         race starts at Calle Mar in Manilva at 10.30am on the   24th November where Gary persuaded us all to
         19th January 2019.                                    dance which was very snug, given the lack of space,
         A maximum of 400 runners will be allowed, so it is first   but so much fun!
         come first served. Registration costs 18€ for the long   We are welcoming in the New Year with a party on
         race, and 10€ for the short race.                     the 12th of January with Rocking Johnny to
         Registration closes on the 14th January 2019 and      entertain us, so members get your place booked
                                                               soon. Call into the club on Wednesday and Fridays
         applications can be made online at                    from 11 am to 1 pm.
                                                               There are lots of events planned to look forward to
                                                               in 2019, many are new such as Spanish Lessons,
                                                               Yoga, and Salsa. There are trips and overnight stays
         Age Concern                                           to be announced so keep reading the Visit

         The Three Divas supported by CantoLibre Coro will be   Andalucia Magazine to keep you up to date.
         appearing in concert at Padre Manuel Theatre in       Call into the Club for a coffee with cake every
         Estepona on Friday 2nd February 2019. Age Concern     Saturday morning from 11 am until 2 pm and meet
         has organised the event. Tickets will cost 10€        new friends. You may like to join our friendly club for
         For more information call into the Age Concern shop   an Annual membership of 30€; we are next door to
                                                               the back entrance of the English Book Shop in San
         on Calle Zaragoza 29, Estepona or telephone           Luis de Sabinillas.
         951 31 82 34
                                                               We Wish You All A Very Happy And Healthy 2019

         Asociacion Gatos de Manilva (GdM)

         The charity is a newly-formed and registered local   We already have a small team of dedicated people
         charity (CIF: G93618866) that was created to humanely   who are keen to make a real difference to the lives of
         control and support the street cat community in the   local street cats and to improve our community as a
         municipality of Manilva, as well as promoting wider   result. But we need more supporters to grow our
         education about feral cats.                        charity, making it an effective force.
         GdM is working closely in collaboration with the local   Specifically, GdM would like to hear from animal lovers
         council’s Environmental Department in carrying out the   who can spare some time to help as feeders, those that
         TNR protocol, which is the globally recognised ‘Trap,   can permanently adopt cats or kittens, people who can
         Neuter, Release’ program, proven to be successful in   offer a place temporarily in their home, fostering kittens
         stabilising feral cat colonies.                    while a forever-home is sought for them, for example.
         Recently we neutered 58 cats in just 48 hours around   Drivers are needed for taking cats to and from the vets.
         the Castillo area of La Duquesa, so the charity has had   We also need team members with various skills such as
         a fine start. Whether someone is a cat lover or not, we   marketing, fund-raising, event planning, graphic design
         can all agree on one thing: there should be fewer cats,   as well as those who are handy with DIY skills.
         and healthier ones, on Spanish streets. And that’s   We would welcome your donations of wet food for
         exactly what our charity is setting out to achieve.   cats, dry food for cats, bags of cat litter and second-
         We seek to add value to the territory of Manilva and   hand cat-carriers.
         ask for volunteers and donations to assist us as we   For more information, please visit
         build our profile, locally.              

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