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What a Weekend – What a Walk

The Walk for Life weekend kicked of with Road Runner on the evening of the 6th of May followed by Amy’s Club, an Amy Winehouse tribute band.  This was a concert provided by Arboleas Town Hall and played to a “full house” (square). 

The day of The Walk, Saturday 7th, was compered by Almeria Radio with the incomparable Jack Savage who really made the day go with a swing. Christine Axelsen’s ever-popular Dog Show was first, with Richard Bond introducing the dogs and owners and Karen Cunningham judging.  This was followed by The Walk.  304 people from all nationalities ran or walked, some in fancy dress, some walking with friends, some pushing wheelchairs, some with family and with babies in buggies or with their dogs.  At least another 200 people were there to watch and cheer people on. There was a wonderful community atmosphere.

In the evening, after the winners’ presentations, the crowd were entertained by Fusion Charity Band then Kayleigh Easton giving you Country, Pop and Rock ’n’ Roll and rounding the night off with The All Skas a high energy Almeria based Ska band bringing the best of Ska to Southern Spain.

Thank you to all who came along, all the companies who provided water and prizes, to Almería Radio for their help on the day and before, to all who ran or walked and to everybody who sponsored them.  On 21st May and we knew we had raised at least €11000 but there is more to come in.

This was a weekend full of fun with two evenings of superb free entertainment but let’s not forget that this was a charity event to raise money to help people affected by cancer in your area. 

To see the photographs by Michael Holliday of GM Photography To see photos taken by The Walk for Life team and others

If you did The Walk or your dog was in the show your photo will be there.  If you took any photos that you would like put here email to

montage Walk report


Photo competition for the 2023 calendar is now open.  We are looking for any of the four seasons.

You can upload them here or email to   Photos should represent the area and need to be high resolution and wider than they are tall. Please say which season they were taken

About Us

Walk for Life is a voluntary group committed to helping people with cancer.   It obtained Charitable Status on   14th March 2014.  We are located in a village called Arboleas in Almeria and have been operating for the past 10 years.

The Walk for Life committee meet regularly and remain in constant touch with each other to ensure they administer to the needs of their client base in a quick and conscientious manner.

All of the people we help, however they come to us, are dealt with in the strictest of confidence.  Walk for life has a data protection policy in line with current legislation.

Business As Usual

Walk for Life, Arboleas would like to reassure their existing and new clients that we are still here to assist you. Because of the vulnerability of our clients we will not be carrying out home visits during the lock down, but rest assured we have measures in place to carry on our service to you.  If you have any concerns and would like to chat to either our Client Lead, Irene Barber 643 638 177

We have had confirmation from our Translators that they will be available to assist our clients and if anything changes regarding their access to the hospitals then they will notify us immediately


Supporting patients of cancer and their families requires financial help.We can always use more help.We love to see more people join us on our “walks for life”.Would you like to make a donation?Can you spare your time? Even a few hours to help?


Or just put some coins in our collection tins, you will find them in businesses throughout the region.

You can also pay into our bank account Arboleas Unicaja IBAN No ES73 2103 5140 0600 3000 7723