Animal Lovers filled the Live Lounge to support Triple A Fundraising Event at La Sala Puerto Banús
On Wednesday the 26th September a fundraising event took place for the Marbella non-profit animal shelter Triple A – Amigos of Abandoned Animals raising just short of 6,000€.
The event started at 7.30pm in the Live Lounge at La Sala Puerto Banús, with live entertainment by local favourite Peet Rothwell and a special guest appearance by British bodybuilder and six times Mr Olympia Dorian Yates, a committed ambassador for the cause.
Roughly 150 people attended the event, where they received a welcome glass of cava, canapes and 20€ worth of vouchers to spend on drinks at La Sala’s sister venue, Oak Garden & Grill. A raffle and auction took place with prizes including sporting memorabilia, holiday vouchers and gym memberships to name but a few.
The event was organised by Steve Wiley, who has been volunteering at AAA for six years, walking the dogs almost every Saturday morning. Steve speaks about the importance of creating local awareness 2I think the public should be aware of the problem regarding abandoned pets and do what they can to help. It is a very special place that deserves recognition and support.2
Triple A cares for approximately 450 cats and dogs with a monthly running cost of around 30,000€ per month, making fundraising events like this one crucial for their survival. Jan Weima, the Secretary at Triple A commented after the event “We were thrilled at the turnout as these funds are key to run the shelter.”