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Fun Fundraising Walk - Discover Secret Istan

Fun Fundraising Walk - Discover Secret Istan

Saturday, 20. October 2012 - 9:00
FUN FUNDRAISING WALK    Discover Secret Istán   

Dear Members and friends,
Please join us in a unique opportunity to see secret Istán, and to help support Rotary Club Marbella- Guadalmina Charities at the same time.

• Three walks from easy to adventurous, so everybody can take part
• All walks will be guided and supervised
• Beautiful views, fresh air, delicious lunch
• Amazing photo opportunities

VENUE:  Hotel Rural Los Jarales – Istán.    Tel 952 86 99 42/ 610 881 893   Carretera Marbella- Istán Km. 14   

Walk 3   Secret Valley 
Easy and intriguing; see lush orchards and a hidden valley. 4 km, about an hour and a half.

Walk 2    Lakeside Walk
Medium difficulty with some steep paths. A walk through some of the most beautiful rugged countryside to be seen in Andalucía. 6 km return, about 3 hours

Walk 1     Istán to la Concha Climb
Challenging but rewarding. Your opportunity to get to the top of La Concha with a qualified guide. 12 km return, about 5 hours.

All walkers will receive a certificate of completion and there will be a special prize for the most sponsorship raised. Join us for a well-deserved lunch afterwards.


Following the huge success of our Sponsored Walk last year, we have decided to repeat the experience and would be delighted if you could support us on the day.  It’s an important fundraising opportunity for the Club.   
In order to raise funds on the day, we would like each "walker" to raise a minimum of 100 Euros in sponsorship.   We are sure you all have many friends who would like to see you take up the challenge and support our fund raising efforts.  The sponsorship is not based on how far you walk, but only that you will be a sponsored walker on the day.
We would like to have at least 50 walkers and would ask you to encourage as many friends, business colleagues, tennis partners etc, to join us and get sponsorship.  Bring the family and have a fun day out.


1. Please email Joanna  to say you are coming, how many people you will bring with you, and which walks you are planning on doing.  We will assume you wish to stay for lunch unless you let us know otherwise.
Event organiser is Jim Fox

2.  You will receive a sponsorship form to print off and further details about the walk, how to find the  venue, and what to bring.  YOU CAN DOWNLOAD COPIES FROM THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST.

3.  Make sure you can arrive at the venue early enough to register and be briefed. And please bring your  Sponsorship form and money on the day, or give it to a Club member.

• Walk 1 (La Concha) will set off at 09.30 – please arrive by 09.00.
• Walk 2 (Lakeside) will set off at 10.30 – please arrive by 10.00
• Walk 3 (Secret Valley) will set off at 11.30 – please arrive by 11.00

Lunch will be around 15.00

How to get Sponsorship

You need to go through your address book and contact as many people as possible, friends, relatives, business or work colleagues, clients, even your lawyer and accountant. For this to work you really do have to spend a few hours phoning and emailing all of your contacts, wherever they are.  It usually works if you ask for a comparatively small sum such as 25 Euros.  Inevitably some will provide Euro 50.  If you contact 30 people and only 15 give 25 Euros each of you will still raise 375 Euros.   Encourage your children to sponsor you too!!

For those of you that are in business, you will find that some of your clients are only too willing to be generous. If you are a social media user, mentioning you are doing a sponsored walk on Linked In or Facebook will be good for your profile.

Message from the Board of Rotary Club Marbella-Guadalmina

As this is one of our main fundraising events, we really do ask every Member to provide support, even if not participating. You can sponsor another member who is participating, and we also ask you to contact your friends and get sponsorship. This is a time when we ask the whole Club to be 100% supportive.
Lorraine Powell, President.

Sponsorship offer from Church & Co Limited

They will sponsor Euro 1 for every 4 Euros raised by your members by sponsorship, provided at least 15 members do walk. Excludes any other corporate sponsorship and any monies raised by Lynda and Paul.Maximum Euros 1500. This will be ring fenced to help needy in Marbella. So, if Members can raise Euros 6000, Church & Co Ltd will add another Euros 1500.