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Walk for Life Win Annual Award

At a lavish awards ceremony in Zurgena to celebrate and recognise companies, people and associations who have made a difference in the regions of Valle del Almanzora and Los Vélez, Walk for Life were presented with a prestigious award. 
This annual event was organized by La Voz de Almería (regional newspaper), Cadena SER (Radio Station) and Los 40 (Radio Programme) and it was the first time the two regions have been awarded jointly. There was just one recipient in each of nine categories across both regions.  Walk for Life’s Award was in the category of Associations.
President Irene Lee-Barber and Vice President Claire Harper accepted the award from Arboleas Mayor D. José Juan Ramos Ramos.  In her acceptance speech Claire thanked Arboleas City Council “for the cooperative work they selflessly offer us throughout the year and especially with our annual walk, which is the largest charity fundraising event in our area”. She also thanked “all the local companies that support us continuously” and added, “Our biggest thanks has to go to all the people in our community who get involved in our events and raise an incredible amount of money that allows us to continue to offer support to individuals and families battling cancer. On behalf of all the volunteers of Walk for Life, we would like to say that without the work of everyone it would not be possible to make this great work a reality”.
Walk for Life were nominated by the town Hall and are extremely proud and grateful to receive this recognition.

All the photos are here


The Walk update. You lovely people, runners, walkers, sponsors, have raised over €18,000 to date. The raffle alone raised €1092,

Thanks so much for your amazing generosity in supporting us to make a difference to those whose lives are affected by cancer.

Photos from the start of the big Walk for Life Weekend on Friday 3rd May

About Us

Walk for Life, Arboleas is a small group of volunteers helping sufferers of cancer and their families within a 25 km radius of the village.

For more than 10 years, we have provided financial support    including help with mobility, translation, and transport – and every client has one to one support, individual to their needs and with complete confidentiality.

Money is raised through fund raising events such as the annual walk in Arboleas, dinner dance and through support from local events such as Quiz and music nights in bars in the area.

The support of local people means that we can continue to offer help that isn’t otherwise available, and the team is grateful to all who   contribute.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, or have a loved one who has, and need help or support contact our Welfare Team Lead – Irene Lee-Barber   Tel: 643 63 81 77

For other enquiries, fundraising, volunteering please contact our Co-ordinator – Claire Harper  Tel: 644 60 22 49

Walk Sponsorship 2024

Sponsorship money from The Walk can be paid into our bank account

IBAN No: ES 73 2103 5140 0600 3000 7723 – Swift BIC code UCJAES2M

Quoting your name & Walk 2024.  You can also message us on Facebook to arrange collection or email


For 2023 client costs were €32,097 and currently for 2024 those costs are running at €12,956 so every €1 really does count!


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 as above