Run for me, Ori­huela

Costa Blanca News (South Edition) - - Social Scene -

By Alex Watkins ORI­HUELA will be hold­ing its se­cond an­nual ‘Corre por mi, Ori­huela’ (run for me) march and race against breast can­cer in aid of the AECC on Oc­to­ber 21.

Coun­cil­lor for sports Víc­tor Valverde said they hope this char­ity event will be­come firmly es­tab­lished by everyone get­ting in­volved to help such a good cause.

The pres­i­dent of the AECC in Ori­huela, Irene Cel­drán ex­plained the money raised will fund re­search into the dis­ease, and in­vited peo­ple to spend a nice day out with their fam­ily.

There will be var­i­ous ways to take part: a 3.5 kilo­me­tre walk, or a race of 3.5km or 7km.

The price to do so is €10 and reg­is­tra­tion is avail­able on the web­site asus­ or in the AECC of­fice Mon­day-Fri­day from 17.00-20.00.

Sr Valverde em­pha­sised how im­por­tant the as­so­ci­a­tion and their cause are to so­ci­ety. By Alex Watkins IF you love great food and in­ter­est­ing con­ver­sa­tions then come along to Ori­huela Costa po­lit­i­cal party CLARO’s Tapas & Chat event tak­ing place on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 16 from 18:00 at Al­fie’s Bar in Lo­mas de Cabo Roig.

They rec­om­mend that res­i­dents of the area should come not only be­cause there will be free food, only drinks will be charged for, but also be­cause, ‘you'll get to meet some re­ally in­ter­est­ing and pas­sion­ate peo­ple be­hind CLARO who work so hard to clean and mod­ernise Ori­huela Costa’.

“Un­der­stand what CLARO de­sires for Ori­huela Costa, what we re­ally fight for and how we can gain new sup­port­ive mem­bers like your­self,” they said.

Is­sues that have been con­cern­ing them lately in­clude the de­cline in the reg­is­tered pop­u­la­tion from 93,000 in 2013 to 76,000 this year; the need for a cul­tural cen­tre with a li­brary and rooms to hold dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties; and the high school fail­ure rate in Ori­huela Costa is one of the high­est in Europe at over 70%.

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