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For better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and in health Marbella Moments by Nicole King OUR many worthy charities need funding 12 months a year. Applying the #BetterTogether rule with a large dose of Costa Women’s #MakeItHappen, there is much we can do. The following are suggestions submitted on post-its by the attendees at our previous United Nationalities of Marbella Summits which I hope you enjoy reading. * We need to appeal to our happy tourist! * Establish a central registration point for volunteers willing to help with whatever; showing times and areas available to help. * Chiringuitos, restaurants and tourist attractions giving €1 donation on every bill, to split between listed local charities. * Small hotels and car parks and

Charities need to be fed constantly. tourist places to have a big visible collection box for ‘Charities Marbella’ *Put a small stamp on postcards so tourists pay a few cents towards Marbella charities *Make a central collection from June to end of August as a first step *Supermarkets and food donations; care bundles, packages for homeless, include feminine hygiene in donation *Donate like France leftover food to animal charities or homeless

*Volunteer at local health centres, schools to interact with elderly such as age concern, visiting the elderly, cooking for them, taking them shopping or to doctor’s appointments *Visit and talk to the elderly and vulnerable *Collaboration between charities and help line to direct people * Incentives: lot of lazy people that need to do something maybe go to help and get a coupon free coke etc *Offer our local ‘beggars’ to pick

up trash, litter picker and exchange for 1€ / per x *Don’t throw away any food, donate to less fortunate, communicate with people to help each other *Make a list of official charities for a website with relevant links *Take care of those who are not already covered by a specific charity *Bracelets with profits distributed equally to all charities *Give more information to the community to know who needs help and let people know how they can help *Help soup kitchen, clothes, collaborate by driving people to therapy, dialysis, outpatients *Corporate Marbella charity *Sell alternative stamps with a part to charity *Cans for collecting money and 100 prizes for those who collect the most - to be shared amongst all Marbella charities. *Schools to organise collections along the beaches, to share out amongst all charities

*Social urban arts project, commission artists to create murals that everyone gets involved with, 3D art *Use existing money raising like Lions or Rotary to head up the all for one charity collection so it’s bona fide *Short term social jobs, no autonomous contracts, humanitarian purposes *Volunteering possibilities similar to life coaching empowering those in need to improve their living conditions. *Need also physiotherapy and psychologists to volunteer their services and other support systems for the less fortunate *Make extra food for elderly or infirm neighbours regularly and learn to check on your neighbours We all concluded that we have too many charities that depend on us residents and that we need to establish some community structure to ease the burden. It’s up to us! #unms2018 24.04.18 register

Patek Philippe’s new manually wound ladies’ chronograph Nick Horne The Rich Pick Freelance correspondent, London, England THIS new ladies watch - Ref 7150/250R001 - is the only chronograph in Patek Philippe’s watch collection for members of the fairer sex. It is worn on a shiny mink grey alligator leather strap secured with a rose-gold prong buckle that sparkles with the fire of 27 diamonds. In 2009, Patek Philippe introduced a chronograph intended exclusively for feminine wrists. It was the exclusive debut of a classic manufacture-made chronograph movement (column wheel, horizontal clutch, manual winding) that had been developed entirely in house. That was also expressed by the name Ladies First Chronograph Ref 7071, which was manufactured until 2016. Now, the Genevan watchmaker is enriching its collection of complicated wrist-

watches for ladies and endowing this chronograph - highly coveted by discerning women - with a totally new face. The cushion shaped case has been replaced with an elegant, round rose-gold case with a diameter of 38mm featuring a bezel set with 72 diamonds. Its timelessly sleek design is emphasised by refined vintage look details such as the fluted and delicately curved strap lugs, the round chronograph pushers with manually guilloched faces, and the gently cambered sapphire crystal ‘box’ glass. The silvery opaline dial also combines a contemporary style with classic aesthetics, showcasing sculpted Breguet hour and minute hands in rose gold and a display layout that makes it eminently legible. The pulsimeter scale of the new watch pays tribute to the tradition of

classic chronographs that can measure the cadence of an active lifestyle or the slightly increased heart rate of its proud owner. The compact case accommodates the manually wound calibre CH 29-535 PS movement with an instantaneous 30-minute counter, crowning its classic architecture with six patented innovations. Its subtlety can be admired through the box-type sapphire-crystal case back that is slightly chamfered to echo the profile of the rear bezel. And the cost? A cool €68,035.

WATCH OUT: The new Patek Philippe timepiece. HIGH-END QUALITY: The reverse highlights the calibre of construction. ROCK SOLID: Detail of the strap and buckle that sparkles with 27 diamonds.

Euro Weekly News - Costa del Sol 19 – 25 April 2018 Issue 1711  

FREE Newspaper in Spain with the best local news in English from the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca North, Costa Blanca South, Costa de Almeria...

Euro Weekly News - Costa del Sol 19 – 25 April 2018 Issue 1711  

FREE Newspaper in Spain with the best local news in English from the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca North, Costa Blanca South, Costa de Almeria...