Charity gala for Last Chance Animal Rescue

The long awaited Charity Gala for Last Chance Animal Rescue was held at the Boardwalk in Marbella on Friday 9 October 2015. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to bring you the news and images.

This event was completely sold out weeks ago. In fact, they could easily have sold twice the number of tickets for this very deserving cause. The dress code was black and white and everyone looked fantastic. Everyone was photographed on arrival at this stylishly decorated restaurant on the Paseo Maritimo in the centre of Marbella and offered a cool glass of cava as they entered to the sound of Lucy Faye – without doubt, one of Marbella’s best singers.

The Boardwalk was full to capacity, but the staff made sure everyone was served with fun and enthusiasum. Entering into the spirit of the evening, the waitresses were dressed as bunny girls and looked fabulous. The food was excellent, which is no mean feat when everyone is eating at the same time. There was a selection of starters and main courses and a three tiered selection of the Boardwalk’s desserts. An entertaining video was shown throughout the evening showing how the charity calendar was put together. Clearly, a lot of hard work went into the production of the calendar. Popular saxophonist Pablo Melgar joined Lucy Faye on stage and really turned up the volume.

The always entertaining Giles Brown was the MC, welcoming us and thanking us for embracing this worthy cause. He then introduced the Boardwalk’s Kara Robertson who organized the event. She looked stunning in a long black evening gown and she thanked everyone involved in the making of the calendar – the photographers Rebecca Louise and Gary Tapp who gave so much time, Golden Tarts in Puerto Banús who provided make up and hair, Jackson Grundy Real Estate who covered the printing costs and all the other generous people who made this all possible. And not forgetting the dogs who all played their part.

Kara also pointed out that a recent change in the law has actually made the situation worse.  Now it is more important than ever to home a rescue dogs rather than buying.

Jacqui Ross from Last Chance Animal Rescue is generally quite shy, but she took the stage to huge applause and explained how vital it is to help all of these dogs who would have no chance at all in leaving the “killing stations”. Jacqui was quite overcome by the response to their needs and reminded everyone how important it is to continue their work.

Then, the long awaited calendar was distributed to all attendees. It did not disappoint. Twelve months of lady Marbellis and twelve months of gentlemen Marbellís, not forgetting our four legged friends who all  behaved impecably.

A big thank you to the Boardwalk and staff who made the evening so enjoyable. It was undoubtedly a huge success!!! €4,685 was raised.

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