A TOUCHING charity event in Portals has raised 1'000 Euros for disabled children in Majorca.
What started out as a simple birthday celebration meal, turned into a money-making auction for Spain's largest children's charity.
Kirk Whitehouse, a friend of Nick Llewelyn who built Europe's first real-snow indoor ski slope in the UK, decided for his 45th that he didn't want presents...he only wanted money. The money was for a children's charity in Spain.
Nick suggested that all donations should go to his friend Robert Winsor's famous Celebrity Golfing Charity for disabled children in Majorca.
Robert said yesterday: It is just a lovely story. An Englishman's birthday has helped the disadvantaged children in Majorca and the rest of Spain. Prizes in the auction were donated by the 40 guests that Kirk had invited, and guests wanting to donate had to sign their names on the Euro note they wished to bid with.
Prizes that were put up for auction included a two-day trip aboard Nick Llewelyn's luxury yacht and the use of apartments in Majorca.
Nick said: It was really great, we had fire-eaters and music at the meal and then on Sunday went to a restaurant in San Telmo. The 1'000 Euros that was raised will be added to the account that Robert has running for his children's charity. Robert said: I don't give cash, I only give items that children can use. At a presentation in Santa Ponsa later this year amongst other things we are donating two 16-seater coaches, and a number of cranes and walking machines for disabled children in Majorca. The money from this birthday auction has helped pay for these things, he added.
Robert has recently reached his one million Euro career total for money raised in charity work. This year alone he has raised over 110'000 Euros in Spain.