With less than a week to go until the Bull Boys kayak challenge takes place, when Dave and Mitch Bull row 52 kilometers along the River Segura from Murcia City to Guardamar, the round of personal appearances to drum up funds is coming to an end.
On Wednesday November 25 at 2pm, the Bull Boys – and their kayak – will be at the Centro Rural de Algorfa, Montebello, telling locals all about the challenge, and hopefully encouraging people to come along and cheer them on when they pass through Algorfa at around 3.30pm on Saturday November 28. The old Renfe station is now a bar and social centre, as well as an information point for what’s on in Algorfa.
Mike and Therese, who re-opened the Renfe station at Montebello just off Exit 745 of the A7 in August, have become heavily involved with the local community, particularly when it comes to fundraising. They have invited Dave and Mitch along to talk about their life in Spain, and their preparations for the Kayak Challenge. They also hope to add to the funds at the same time with a very special fundraiser on the day – for as little as 1 centimo, and no more than €2, you could win a meal for 2 with wine at either The Vestry Restaurant or the Taberna de Algorfa. Thanks to Brigitta Dusetti Martinez and Beth Masters for generously donating the prizes.
If you’re free on Wednesday afternoon, why not head along to the Centro and enjoy a drink on one of the two large terraces, and maybe one of Mike and Therese’s delicious lunches? Then settle down to enjoy Dave’s presentation and find out more about the Kayak Challenge.
If you’re not aware of the Kayak Challenge, it’s the idea of local radio presenter and author Dave Bull. A close relative has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer, so Dave and his son Mitch wanted to do something to raise money for Spanish cancer charity AECC, in conjunction with Maria’s Pink Ladies. The row along the River Segura will also raise awareness of the work of Samaritans in Spain, of which Dave is a patron. So far, the boys have raised well over €2,000 towards their €5,000 target.
Stop off points along the route include Orihuela, Benejuzar, Algorfa, Benijofar and Rojales. Local bars and restaurants will be offering drinks and snacks along the way, with Monty’s Bar in Montebello covering Benejuzar and The Vestry Restaurant in Algorfa providing sustenance at the Algorfa stop off, which is just outside the village on the Almoradi road. If you can’t make it on the day, but would like to make a donation, you can do so at the Centro Rural, Studio Six Hair Salon and Monty’s Bar – all in Montebello.
Final fundraising events include a Fantastic Fashion Show at La Piedra Bar and Grill, Gran Alacant on Thursday 26th November at 12.30. and another fundraiser at Specsavers Torrevieja on Friday 27th November from 10.30 am – 7.30 pm. There will be a cake sale, and a live broadcast by Sunshine FM Radio. For the latest news on the Kayak Challenge, check out the Rowing For Cancer page on Facebook.