True Christmas spirit shown by Malaga expats and locals

Published:  27 Dec at 6 PM
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Tagged: Spain, Citizenship
Expats and local citizens in Malaga have donated the largest amount of food ever to the Gran Recoguda food bank.

Residents of Malaga have demonstrated the true meaning of Christmas by donating a record amount of food to one of the region’s largest food banks. During the two-day appeal campaign, a massive 600 tons of food was collected to be distributed to those in need. Supermarkets Carrefour Los Patios and Carrefour Alameda smashed their 2017 record donations, and Spanish and expat donors alike joined in with the giving frenzy. The food bank works with a number of Malaga charities to distribute food aid to 49,000 people in need.

Meanwhile, Ryanair’s controversial boss may well not have had a totally merry Christmas as his airline was voted second worst in a recent Which poll. The result came as no surprise at all to the many frequent fliers living in Spain, especially as the Spanish alternative, Vueling Air came bottom of the poll, with both carriers only getting 45 per cent in the popularity listings. British Airways’ recent scrapping of free drinks and food on its short haul flights ensured it only made third at 52 per cent, and the top scorers were Norwegian and Jet2, showing that low prices don’t necessarily mean lousy service.

2017’s wierd weather patterns are due to continue in Spain’s north and northwest regions with Storm Bruno bringing high waves and 70-80kmh winds. Worse still, Andalusian residents are being warned to expect snow on high ground. The mountainous Tramuntana region in the Balearics will be hit by winds as strong as 100 KMH, with the rest of Mallorca’s coastal regions seeing storm force winds and three metre waves. Formentera and Ibiza have also been placed on an Orange alert.
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