Over 200 people will receive a free Christmas dinner today in Spain’s Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol
Today over 200 people will receive a free Christmas dinner thanks to Gary and Lauren Adamson, ex-pats living on Spain’s Costa del Sol in Fuengirola.
Gary Adamson, one of the stars on Channel 4’s ‘New Life In The Sun’ and Managing Director of Bars Abroad, listened to his beautiful daughter this year when it came to deciding what to do for Christmas.
With Spain’s Costa del Sol in a financial recession due to a lost full year of the tourism trade, Lauren felt there was only one thing to do – provide a free Christmas dinner to everyone affected by the pandemic and the financial disaster it has left in its wake.
After setting up many fundraising campaigns that were supported fantastically by the ex-pat community especially thousands of euros were raised, which was an amazing feat in itself during such tough financial times.
With thousands raised also meant there was money left over for presents for children who were likely to miss out this year.
Mark Sutherland, owner of one of the most popular bars, The Luna Bar in Torreblanca, who held fun raising events himself, summed up the actions of both Gary and Lauren, as he told exclusively to Global247news:
“It’s been very emotional, more than I ever thought, I’ve even seen big Gary in tears many times, over the last few weeks which I never thought I would see, it’s been a roller coaster of emotion and today I expect even more tears to flow after over 200 people will receive a Christmas dinner that they wouldn’t have obtained this year, all thanks to Gary & Lauren who have worked endlessly to make this happen today”
“They even created a Christmas video for the campaign, it’s a very emotional song and a harsh reality of how it is here at present”
The venue today for the largest free Christmas dinner on Spain’s Costa del Sol is Sams Bar, which has lent their venue to the father and daughter pair for the occasion, the bar ironically named after Gary’s son from when he owned the premises during his time on C4’s hit TV show.
Yesterday was spent peeling thousands of spuds and preparing over 60 kilos of meat for the big feast where anyone deprived of a Christmas dinner due to the Coronavirus pandemic and today over 200 dinners will be served on a takeaway and home delivery basis.
The Christmas message on the Costa del Sol from the organizers is, even if you haven’t pre-booked, still rock up like Rudolf and grab a dinner where ever you live here, we will be pleased to see you.
Gary this morning made a special speech to everyone who’s been able to make today happen as he said:
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