Charitable local businessman Gary Adamson takes advice from Daughter and thinks of others this Christmas

Gary Adamson, Managing Director of Bars Abroad in Fuengirola, last weekend turned to his beloved daughter Lauren to ask what she and her young son Lenny wanted to do for Christmas.

The reply was “Let’s do something different Dad” and Lauren came up with a charitable idea, that soon turned into reality.

Charming Lauren’s idea was to give up Christmas Day and cook for others offering free takeaway Christmas dinners for those who need them during these tough times.

Gary himself thought it was a great idea, although unsure how to pull it off – questions of many entered his head such as where could he cook them all and what assistance would he get?

Firstly Father and daughter Lauren, the brainchild behind the charitable scheme, turned to Sam’s Bar on the seafront in Fuengirola and asked to borrow a kitchen for Christmas  Eve and Day – the resounding answer from the owners was yes!

With a kitchen secured, now he needed assistance as he can’t cook himself, albeit daughter Lauren is a dab hand, but she couldn’t manage it on her own.

Lauren contacted her mother, Jayne who was only pleased to assist, whilst Gary spoke to his long standing businesswoman friend Debbie Rodber, who is used to making mass meals after her years of experience in care homes for the underprivileged.

Whilst Debbie, who normally wines and dines at the Sunset Beach on Christmas Day in Benalmadena  with her partner Steve, and their close friends entertainer Ricky Lavazza and family – she was straight on the phone to her partner Steve, to announce it was cancelled and to inform him he would be washing pots instead at Sam’s.

Debbie thought Lauren’s plan was exceptional and so heart warming that she had to assist.

Today Gary himself posted his and Lauren’s intentions and offer for a FREE Christmas dinner onto his business social media channels, as well as the new Facebook page ‘ Caring at Christmas’ he posted:

Caring at Christmas In Fuengirola

As Christmas approaches our thoughts turn to the festive season. Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic for many people and families in and around Fuengirola, this Christmas could be a struggle and no fault of their own!
Myself, Gary Adamson and my Daughter Lauren believe that no one and no family should go without a Christmas Dinner, no matter what their Nationality is! So in conjunction with Sams Bar, Los Boliches between 1 pm and 3 pm on Christmas Day, we will be giving away FREE takeaway Christmas Dinners for anyone and any family in the Fuengirola area who finds themselves stressing or struggling financially due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. Nobody should go without, especially on Christmas Day! And for those who have children, please tell us before and we will have a little gift for them too!
Please send us a private message to @barsabroad on Facebook, Whatsapp 0034 722507300 or email in total CONFIDENCE stating how many dinners you would like. Then on Christmas Day make your way to Sams Bar on the frontline in Los Boliches to collect it between 1 pm and 3 pm to take back to your home.
To all business owners who are currently operating, if you would like to donate and help us, please contact me ASAP. It could be a sack of spuds, a bag of Brussels sprouts or maybe just 5€ towards the groceries. Anything will help tremendously!
Covid 19 has caused so much devastation and heartache for so many people, our families, friends, colleagues, neighbours to name but a few. Bars Abroad will be doing our little bit to help on Christmas Day so please for anyone who would welcome a Christmas Dinner, or maybe you know someone then please tell them to contact us in total confidence. No child and no person should miss out on a Christmas Dinner… in Fuengirola, no one will this year!
Please share this post so it reaches out to as many people as possible!”

Global247news caught up with Gary this evening for a personal interview, he said:

“It was all my daughters Loren idea, I simply asked where and what did Lenny and her want to do for Christmas – she pointed out whilst times are tough for all businesses and people right now, there were worse people of than us, and she’s right, so I thought, yes, lets help out and do what we can, it’s only one day after all but it’s the season of goodwill and that is what Christmas is all about” he said.

“I didn’t know at first if we could pull it off, but Sam’s Bar jumped at the chance and then Debbie too through in her vast experience of cooking for many and we were away!” he said.

“So it’s Xmas for everybody in Fuengirola for everyone” he cheered.

Mark Sutherland just a few doors down in the Luna Bar, commented: “Laren & Debbie are such delightful thoughtful young ladies, It’s fantastic that they and Gary will give up their Christmas thinking of others and ensuring everybody obtains a Christmas dinner, I hope everybody supports this campaign in the community” he said

Whilst helper Debbie Said: ” Once Gary told me his idea, I was in, how could I go out having a lavish Christmas dinner, whilst others were missing out, to be honest it will make a change from my partner drinking too much and dancing when he can’t – he’s on pot washing this year” she laughed

Lauren and Gary Adamson have now set up a funding assistance page for anybody who can contribute to their worthy mission.

If you can assist how ever small or large please visit

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