The first Jornada Pro-Infancia Costa Tropical in Motril intends to beat the record for the longest cured-ham-on-toast in the world. The money raised by the event will go to the Cruz Roja based in Motril for the Family & Infancy Programme.
The Lanjarón Town Hall has paid homage to two local transport firms for distributing Cruz Roja, food aid free of charge.
La Cruz Roja has put out a call for help to deal with ‘an avalanche of poverty on the Costa Tropical. This organisation already provides supplies and help for 5,000 families in need and now finds itself overwhelmed and in need of funds.
Motril beaches are witnessing the bizarre situation of having both Cruz Roja and Protección Civil staffing the beaches thanks to the hasty actions of the Town Hall.
Things took an ugly turn in Motril with only 15 days before the summer beach season officially finishes, after the all-volunteer, Protección Civil decided that they had had enough and left their posts.
More or less since the late spring the eastern coast of Andalucia, including the Costa Tropical, has been receiving dozens of illegal immigrants in desperate conditions striving to reach land – undetected.