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General interest articles for the Axarquia area, from Bull Fighting to a Malaga C.F football match. All providing an insight as to what the Axarquia has to offer.

WALK FOR LIFE 2014

Come and join us for Competa's ninth annual Walk for Life on Sunday, 01 June, 2014.

The idea first started in 2006 after talking to friends who had also lost family and friends to cancer. A couple of us were planning to fly back to the UK to participate in “Race for Life” in aid of Cancer Research UK but decided we preferred to do a local fundraising event in Spain.

“Race for Life” started in 1994 with just one race in Battersea Park, London. It is now one of the UK's largest fundraising events and this year has 300 events across the UK. During the twenty years, over six million people have participated and raised over £493 million.

WALK FOR LIFE

Come and join us for Competa's ninth annual Walk for Life on Sunday, 01 June, 2014.

The idea first started in 2006 after talking to friends who had also lost family and friends to cancer. A couple of us were planning to fly back to the UK to participate in “Race for Life” in aid of Cancer Research UK but decided we preferred to do a local fundraising event in Spain.

“Race for Life” started in 1994 with just one race in Battersea Park, London. It is now one of the UK's largest fundraising events and this year has 300 events across the UK. During the twenty years, over six million people have participated and raised over £493 million.

THINK LOCAL ACT LOCAL

In a community of around 5000 people we are blessed with a wide range of businesses and services. This includes supermarkets, hairdressers, specialist gift and furniture shops a vast array of bars, a good range of restaurants, and great builders, electricians and other trades people.

When we first came to Competa I was amazed that we were able to go into Portichuello, buy our white goods which were delivered and installed on the same day. Equally great is the service at TJ Autos, where I have

MOVEMBER

Some of you reading this may not be familiar with 'Movember' and wonder why, during the month of November, men suddenly start to grow hairy top lips. (Apparently the rumours are not true that some women also do the same.)

Well, Movember was started in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 with the aim of highlighting men's health issues, particularly prostate and testicular cancer as well as mental health. Along with the moustaches, this independent charity has grown and is now a global charity raising

CLIMBING MOUNT MAROMA

Every so often, when my group of friends has a few too many wines with dinner, we make grand plans about places we are going to visit and things we are going to do. The place and activity changes but one thing always stays the same – we never actually do any of them (the exception being the Malaga 10k a few years ago). The activity that is mentioned the most often is climbing Maroma – that fantastic & impressive mountain that sits behind Competa. Despite the 5 couples in question being active and up for travelling not single one of us has been to the top of Maroma in 8 years.

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