No Local Tax Rises In 2014

ADEJE-RUEDA DE PRENSA PRESUPUESTOS 2014 (7)The mayor of Adeje José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, along with the councillor for finance, Epifanio Díaz Hernández, and the local group spokesperson Andrés Pérez Ramos, presented the council’s budget estimates for 2014 today (Friday December 27th).
According to the mayor “these estimates deal with three interrelated elements. Firstly we are concentrating on the creation of employment which is the area that grew most in 2013, with a a 14 % increase. Secondly we are looking at tourism, which for us is a strategic sector and the economic motor of our borough. This area has a growth rate of 6.8 %. And thirdly the we are working to make the economy more dynamic. These estimates take these three elements into consideration.”
The philosophy behind the council’s estimates for 2014 are based on the “presumption of costs and investments based on previous years and which have allowed us enter into a period of economic stability, reduce the debt and meet all the required ratios of the Municipal Finance Fund” explained mayor Rodriguez Fraga . In this regard the estimates, taking all the costs into consideration, only has a rise in the IPC of 1,43%. This indicates a cost of something in the region of 79 million euro, with a possible surplus of 4 million euro.

In the section on spending, the council is predicting a total of around 84 million euro, 2,59% less than in 2013, which the local government used to ensure that there were no increased in local direct or indirect taxes in the year ahead, nor in rates. This reduction in financial pressure on residents and businesses, along with the municipal funding, has the objective of making Adeje “more competitive and ensuring a dynamic economy for Adeje”, continued the mayor. At the same time he recognised the willingness of Adeje citizens to pay their rates and taxes and said that it was thanks to that level of civic responsibility that the council had to capacity to be flexible and invest.

The councillor for finance said that the Adeje council was meeting the requirements of the Municipal Finance Fund for the second consecutive year which assumed a net of 4 million euros, of which 50% is destined for investment and social emergencies. The capacity to invest is where the councillors have also see a 300 % growth which is generating employment and re-energising the economy. .
The finance councillor explained that they had prepared an estimates programme that was “flexible, reflecting the changing reality that we are living in, and a programme that has the capacity to react to any growth situtations that may arise”

 

Group Training Dog Workshop

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Group Training Dog Workshoptaller adiestramiento
(in Spanish)
Dog Trainer: Juan Carlos Gaspar Abreu.

Theory: From January 28th to February 20th 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm to 8pm
Place: Adeje Youth Centre

– BLOCK 1:
Dog behaviour.
Body language.
Race breeds and characteristics.

– BLOCK 2:
Required documentation and health stipulations for ownership.
The Adeje Rescue and Care for Domestic Animals Centre (Visit to the Centre and talk).
Rights and duties of the owner.
Talk/questions with Vet.

– BLOCK 3:
Theoretical classes and tools to be used in the practical training sessions.
Introduction to training, how does classical training work?
Negative and positive reinforcements,…

At the beginning of each Block there will be an open forum for debate, ideas, questions, etc…
Practise: From February 25th to April 29th 2014)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm – 8pm
Place: To Be Confirmed.

Civic training: walking, sitting, listening, waiting with particular attention to beheaviour in public places.
Correcting behavioural problems etc of each dog with the owner.
Sports training adapated for each dog and owner.
Canine skills.

REGISTRATION:
Adeje Youth Centre, 922781808.
Registration requirements: Personal data, dog breed, etc.

PRICE:
The workshop will take place over 3 months
Price per participant: 60 euros.
You may pay on a monthly basis.
Monthly payments: – First month: until Jan 22nd 2014.
Second month: until Feb 24th 2014.
Third month: until March 24th 2014.
You may also pay the full amount during the first payment period.
REQUIREMENTS

You must have a dog.
Dog owners must have registered the dog in the Adeje Municipal census (or corresponding borough) and have the dog’s health card/paperwork. If the owner or dog carer has changed home and hasn’t informed the Census office they must do so. The same applies to those dogs who are on the dangerous breeds list.
Municipal licence and insurance for those dogs who appear on the Dangerous Breeds list. The dogs must also be registered in the name of the course participant.
Dogs must up to date on their vaccinations.
Age limit: Participants must be over 16.
During the practical sessions: Dangerous breed dogs must have lead that is shorter than one metre, a muzzle, a strong collar that is not made of fabric or with a simple ‘click’ closing mechanism. For all other dogs they must have a lead of a metre or longer, and collars that are secure. If the dog weighs more than 20 kilos it must also have a muzzle.
To register you need copies of:
Census data
The dogs’s health documents
Municipl licence in the case of a dangerious breed dog.
(More information on www/adeje.es/mascotas)

Top Water Quality

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Adeje has been working for a number of years to improve the quality of water in the borough, and the water that reaches our taps comes from both the island’s natural water galleries and the desalination plants here in the area. The council has also been working with the locally based company charged with improving the quality of the water and today, says the councillor for works in Adeje Gonzalo Delgado, Adejeros can count on top quality water.
The ongoing system of vigilance led to the detection of boron in a number of isolated cases last month, all of which have been resolved. In fact, according to regional comparisons, Adeje carries out the most controls of tap water of any of the Canarian boroughs, checking a number of factors including smell, taste, colour, ph balance, bacterial presence, fluoride, nitrates, etc. With the opening of the desalination plant in La Caleta in 2011, in addition to the Adeje-Arona plant already in operation, the quality improved further. In 2012, says Delgado, there were 320 separate inspections carried out, 57.26 per cent of them in private homes, and 42.7 per cent in public and commercial spaces, and according to the results published by the National Water Consumption Information System all the water in Adeje is apt for consumption.
Beaches
The Municipal Laboratory also carried out controlled studies on the water quality in the borough’s beaches, important for maintaining blue flag status, as well as for consumers, with highly satisfactory results, with the sea water by Adeje beaches of “excellent quality”, so good news for bathers.

Christmas Celebrations and Traditions, Near and Far

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Adeje is a cultural cross roads, a salad bowl of traditions and practises, and Christmas is just one of these times when we tend to remember how we celebrated this festive season in the different countries of our birth.
With people from over 120 different countries living in our multi-cultural borough, it would be virtually impossible to list all the different traditions that are represented here today. But what is interesting is how immigration over the years has seen some practises from our past travel to new lands and adapt to new communities?
Here in Spain the most obvious example at Christmas is, no doubt, the fact that Santa Claus now visits many many children in Spain – in the past he left most of the gift-giving to his good friends the Three Kings, who brought the baby Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. But as communities in Spain and in Adeje began to welcome families from other lands, Santa Claus agreed to include Spain in his busy schedule.
But while we now share many customs, some we still observe in our own way. For instance for most Spanish people the big Christmas meal, where family come together, is dinner on Christmas Eve. Traditional meals will almost inevitably include prawns or other shellfish, with meats or fish as part of the main course. Most businesses close at lunch time on December 24th to give people time to get home and get ready for the meal, and while small presents may be exchanged that night, the big day for presents in Spain continues to be Kings Day, January 6th. December 25th is really a day to relax, and attend religious services for those who wish to.
To those of us who are from the UK or Ireland, December 25th is the day when our children will wake up early (too early for many parents!) and search eagerly for their presents under the tree. That afternoon is when we will have our Christmas lunch or dinner- with turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes and vegetables. Regional differences may see goose served instead of turkey, in Ireland a boiled ham is frequently served alongside the turkey, in the UK ham, roast beef or roast pork may be the second meat. Cranberry sauce is standard for the turkey as well. After the main course Christmas pudding is served, often lit with a dash of whiskey as it enters the dining room, and usually accompanied by cream or brandy butter. In many households the pudding is made months in advance, and steamed on the day.
The next day is traditionally our day to relax and get over the excesses of the large meal.. In the UK December 26th is Boxing Day, the name probably stemming from the old custom in Britain of giving a ‘Christmas Box’ to tradesmen and women on the first weekday after Christmas as thanks for good service throughout the year. This is turn is linked to an older tradition which saw many servants who had served the family where they worked on the 25th allowed home on December 26th, often with a box containing gifts and bonuses, and sometimes leftover food. In Ireland the day is a Feast Day, St Stephen’s Day and the day of the Wren Boys!
The Wren Boys traditionally were groups of small boys who would hunt for a wren, and then chase the bird until they either caught it or it died from exhaustion. The dead bird was tied to the top of a pole or holly bush, which was decorated with ribbons or coloured paper. On St. Stephen’s Day, the wren was carried from house to house by the boys, who wore straw masks or blackened their faces with burnt cork, and dressed in old clothes (often women’s dresses.) At each house, the boys sing the Wren Boys’ song in return for money which would be used to hold a dance for the whole village. Even today groups of Wren Boys will be seen on St Stephens day, but without dead wrens.

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Similar to the Wren Boys but not just in Ireland, Mummers would also go from house to house, and they would perform plays and wear disguises, often of straw, and ask permission before entering the house. Mummer performances would have been the first kind of folk theatre experienced in the UK and Ireland, and these would have been generally light-hearted occasions with audiences allowed to laugh and comment during the play. This tradition has also travelled with immigrant waves in previous centuries, and today you will find Mummer groups performing theatrical works in Russia, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and many other parts of the world.
Christmas is a very special time in Germany too, the country which has brought us the notion of the Kris-kind, or Christ chid, which many of us have adapted to use for gift giving among groups of friends or workers. There, on December 6th, many houses receive a visit from St. Nicholas. On the night before, children place their newly cleaned shoes by the front door in the hope that Nicholas might fill them with nuts, fruits, chocolate, and sweets and not a stick which they will get if they have been naughty. The German excellence in baking and biscuit making comes into its own too at this time of year. Christmas markets are hugely popular and traditional in Germany and are held in many towns and cities during December, with hand crafted gifts and produce on offer in the most of picturesque settings. The Advent Calendar, also a German invention, is now found in many countries around the world, whether home made or shop bought, and is a lovely way for children to count down to December 25th.
The Christmas Crib first appeared in Italy though has undergone changes since then with many countries adapting the concept and adding different figures. In Sweden on December 13 young girls visit homes bringing cakes, dressed in long white robes and wearing a crown of candles like Saint Lucia. Lucia was a martyr, probably from the 4th century, who helped Christians who were persecuted by the Romans to survive by bringing them food in their hiding places, wearing a crown of candles.
Christmas is celebrated throughout the African continent by Christian communities, and there are approximately 350 million Christians in Africa. The Coptic Christians in Ethiopia and Egypt celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December in their calendar, which is the 7th of January for most of the rest of us, similar to the Russian Orthodox church. However, some Russians observe two Christmases and even two New Years, following both the church and the secular calendars.
Take care here in Spain on December 28th – while you probably won’t see Wren Boys, you might find yourself the victim of a prank or two. This is Dia de los Inocentes, which is, in a sense, the Spanish version of April Fool’s Day.
As in most part of the world celebrations are pretty spectacular on New Year’s Eve. While many of us might watch the count-down on television tuned into Big Ben in London, for Spanish people who live in the peninsula they will probably watch the clock and celebrations in the Puerto del Sol, in Madrid, though don’t forget it will be 2014 an hour earlier there. Local television stations here will be tuned to Santa Cruz, but if you are in Adeje why not go down to the plaza in La Caleta where the year will be rung in style with live music and lots of fun. Also remember to bring your grapes. In Spain traditionally people eat one grape for each stroke of the clock at midnight on December 31st, and for each grape you swallow you should have a month’s good luck in the year to come.
January 6th is the probably the most important date of the year for Spanish children. Even those who might have been good and received a present from Santa Claus in December will know that it is the arrival of the Three Kings, Melchior, Balthazar and Gaspar, that sees their ‘big’ present delivered. Parades take place in many towns and here in Adeje the Kings arrive by helicopter at 5pm on January 5th to the main town football stadium and at 7pm there is a terrific parade up Adeje’s Calle Grande with each of the Kings on a magnificent float handing out sweets to passers by. There is loads of colour and fun during the parade with a host of other characters taking part. The next day children will wake early to find out what they have been left – and hope it’s not a lump of coal!

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In Ireland January 6th is also celebrated, but it is know as Nollaig na mBan or Women’s Christmas, and is a day when men traditionally did all the housework. In Canada, in Quebec have a celebration called “La Fete du Roi” They bake a cake and place a bean in the middle. Whoever is the lucky discoverer of the bean, gets to be the king or queen, according to tradition.

 

Adeje Mayor Congratulates Security Teams

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Policía Local, Volunteer Fire-fighters, Civil Protection, Traffic and Municipal Services

The different teams who work during emergency situations in Adeje – Policía Local, Volunteer Fire-fighters, Civil Protection, Traffic and Municipal Service – came together last Wednesday, an event at which Adeje mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, publically congratulated the teams for their work and for going beyond the call of duty in carrying out their respective duties.

During the meeting Mayor Rodríguez Fraga made special mention of the Policía Local, a body who, as a result of the recent storms, were unable to celebrate the feast day of their Patron, la Virgen de Guadalupe. In this regard the joint event was also marked by the presentation of an award of distinction to a member of the Policía Local for a clear act of bravery in which he went far beyond the call of normal duty.

The mayor reflected on the need for security, “we always need security, it’s always there, but at times we realise just how important the presence of the security forces is in public, for instance during the storms we lived through just a few days ago or the fire that touched all of us last year. This meeting of fraternal experiences also serves to remind us of the importance of public security and how necessary it is for our society today.”

Recognition

Mayor Rodríguez Fraga paid tribute to the work of the Adeje Volunteer Fire-fighters who “since their inception, have been on the ball, unselfishly, though not without problems, put they have never abandoned their post and best of all is that they work in perfect synergy with the police, which makes their operations extremely efficient.”

The Adeje Civil Protection unit was also congratulated by the borough’s first citizen for “looking after people, protecting them, guiding them and always with a smile; they have developed into a body with great empathy for their surroundings and are a key element in assisting the public when and wherever they are needed”. The mayor also referred to the Civil Protection Volunteer Unit which he called “the friendly face of our security forces, men and women who have decided to help others during their free time, who are valued more and more every day and whose work at different events has been faultless.”

Adeje council Traffic personnel (signalling) and Municipal Services (operators and garden staff) were also recognised for their work throughout the recent storms, during which a group of persons were on call at all times. Their particular function was to clear roads of stones, mud, branches, etc, which had fallen due to the heavy rains and high winds, as well as keeping the borough’s communication channels up to date on the state of the roads and informed as to any danger points where particular attention was needed.

Finally the mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga said, “we are recognising the work of those people who are there at critical moments, who take risks, help, who wear themselves out to perform essential work, a duty that they have been entrusted with and which they carry out daily without hesitation, because they know that the security and wellbeing of society is an integral part of their responsibility and, therefore, they have to respond”.

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Keep FIT

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Tourism Factory to revolutionise sector in the Canarias
FIT Canarias was launched in the CDTCA, the Adeje Centre for Tourism Development, this morning (Decembe 19th), with Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodriguez Fraga, Tenerife Cabildo president Carlos Alonso, Ashotel president Jorge Marichal and Jose Luis Garcia Martinez president of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife chamber of commerce taking part in a round table discussion to introduce the concept to the industrial sector representatives present at the launch and discuss revolutionising the sector.
The FIT will be a space dedicated to the nurturing creativity and innovation in the tourism sector with the objective being to move Tenerife’s tourism sectors towards becoming ‘intelligent destinations’. Giving the introductory speech, Amalio Ray, an expert in the field of innovation in industry, spoke of changing focuses and directions, making citizens and residents the primary priority in tourist destination, implicating them directly in moving forward and developing the destination in a positive light, generating a better tourist experience. He warned against confusing intelligence with technology. A ‘smart’ destination needs more than technology, it needs quality, cohesion, diversity, humour…and much more. He also spoke of the need to turn tourism thinking on its head in many respects, create hybrid tourist products and offers combining, for instance, tourism with art, architecture, agriculture or history. Tourism stereotyping he called a ‘cancer’.

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Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodriguez Fraga said that the Adeje council have taken on board the fact that development and particuarly this development plays a key part in the evolution of a top class tourism borough. He said that FIT was “an open tool which would be driven by content, a meeting point for exchanging ideas, for assessment, help, a place to seek partnerships with organisations working in other fields”. The mayor also said that “a key element is the human factor, tourism is something that can generate benefits for the resident population and this has to be the priority, and the tourist is also a citizen and we have to produce in them an experience that is positive before, during and after their stay in our destination. Tourism is our opportunity. Tourism will continue to be our strategic motor and in that regard we have to guard this resource, invent and reinvent continuously, and we have the talent here to to that. We have already done a lot and done it well, but now we face new challenges and need to readjust the pieces to fit in a different manner”.
For his part the Cabildo president Carlos Alonso explained that the inauguration of FIT “was a project that was born of a question mark that wished to become an exclaimation mark through partnership with different tourism sectors that wished to improve”. He said FIT was like going to a gym, but instead of building up muscle in the FIT were helped develop creativity and innovation.

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What is FIT Canaries?
The ‘heart’ of the Tourism Innovation Factory will be the particpating businesses and units that locate there, who will form part of the creative team in FIT, integrated in an multi-discipline group of professionals who will concentrate their efforts on coming up with ideas and ways of implementing new innovations.
FIT was conceived as centre of high returns which would be constantly seeking creative solutions to increasingly difficult challenges to the tourist sector which need to be met if competitivity is to be maintained. Tenerife will not just be known as a leading tourist destination but also as a pioneer in tourism innovation.
Even though the primary line of work of FIT will be intelligent tourist destinations, other areas will also be explored, such as commercialisation, products, marketing and promotion, distribution and loyalty.

Work areas
FIT Living Labs: These are zones for exploration and development where help is available for the user including use of real examples. Active participation is enabled. The ultimate objective of the Living Lab is the creation of new products, services adapted for society’s daily needs. These services can be used publically or privately and the space can be given over to testing of prototypes and new technologies for improving citizen welfare with real and tested outcomes.

Networking Area: A space for collaboration between companies and/or individuals where ideas are generated and new projects explored. Here investment possibilities can be examined for new projects and businesses related to tourism.

Demo Area: Interactive space between different agents from the tourism sector and between other sectors. Users can get to know and try out new innovative products. It will also serve as a platform for launching new products, where companies can present their new ideas. Furthermore, this will be an open space for company visits and studies, a space where “something is always happening”.

Consultation Area: Assessment, help, assistance for companies exploring innovative ideas, improving the negotiating model or creating new models and detecting opportunities, improving existing tourism products, creating new ones, modernising an organisation internally or looking to introduce more competitive service.

Creative and Innovation Training Area. Open training and business courses. Workshops and sessions at different levels, from beginners to adanced to develop creative talent.

FIT Events Area: Organisation of various events related to innovation and creativity in the tourist sector. This space serves as a shop window for new trends and collaborative work between institutions, businesses and sucessful ventures.

Different spaces
FIT also offers a number of differently designed spaces for the development of creative talent and innovation. These include a FIT garden, a co-working space, a demo lab and a colour room.

Adeje Domestic Violence Campaign

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Throughout the months of October, November and December the Adeje council has been running a series of workshops and training on domestic violence issues, prevention and help, for council staff members, associations and local groups.
This week the mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, the councillor for welfare Amada Trujillo Bencomo y the councillor for equality Juan Desiderio Afonso Ruiz attended the closing session of the months long programme, which was held in the local Integrated Security Centre, ESIADE. During the event a representative of the Local Police assisted at the talk given by Patricia G Ojeda a sociologist and expert in equal opportunities.
The integrated programme was funded by the regional government, the Canarian Equality Institute, the Social and Socio-Health Institute, and the Tenerife Cabildo, through the Mirabel programme. It was designed to upgrade the level of awareness, the visibility and public sensitivity to domestic violence.
Mayor Rodríguez Fraga said, “public institutions have a particular responsibility in this regard, and we must report, prevent and condemn aggressive behaviour and discrimination against women. The different actions undertaken over the past few months have been an excellent opportunity to analyse in the right way how to protect and help those victims of this social scourge”.
He said that the Adeje local government would continue to work on prevention of domestic violence as of primary importance, promoting initiatives based on the implementation of equality-based local politics; “because what is want is that we continue to build a fruitful present and an enriching future that will benefit everyone”. The mayor also stressed the importance of the Local Police’s role in the prevention of domestic violence and their readiness to take action when and where it was needed.
The councillors for social welfare and equality said the project had seen a definite increase in the awareness among people of this “serious problem that affects our society. During these three months quite a few welcome initiatives have been developed by different Adeje groups, such as the video created by a group of young people for social networks, or the art exhibition of works by pupils from the IES Adeje. The Mirabel programme has also strengthened the lines of communication between institutions and teams who specialise in working with victims and children in this situation”.
The talks and workshops concentrated on three areas. Firstly, professionals who intervene directly with victims of domestic violence, among them borough employees, those working with minors, health workers, police, family intervention, etc. The second focus was in the educational area, with training for teachers in primary and secondary schools, and the third area of concentration was parents associations with parallel talks taking place for social and borough based organisations.
Workers in communications were also invited to take part and examine how they reported on issues of domestic violence.

Give A Little, Help A Lot…

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It’s all relative – what might seem like nothing to you could mean a happier Christmas for someone else. So take just a few minutes of your time to pick up either a gift for a child or some non-perishable food item and drop it into the San Sebastian Commercial Centre in La Caleta this Thursday, December 19th. From 10am to 8pm people will be collecting on behalf of the Adeje social services division to help those in need, and there are many.
During the day there will be other events taking place. From 11.30 to 1pm the excellent Puchi Méndez will host a live transmission Hoy por Hoy Tajaraste, and from 5pm to 8pm the kids can go wild, with bouncy castles and other activities, while the adults can enjoy a canapé or two, or a wee cake, there will be a raffle for beauty prizes from Elixir Wellness and lots more, all taking place on the first floor of the San Sebastian Commercial Centre.

€18,000 raised during the IX Walk For Life

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Yesterday (Sunday December 15) Adeje and Arona councils were delighted to help raise over €18,000 during the 2013 Walk For Life which saw over 2,000 people walk alongside the two mayors, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga from Adeje and Francisco Niño Rodríguez from Arona, and councillors from both boroughs, led by the event organisers, Brigitte Gypen, and many others.
The monies raised will go to the Spanish Cancer Association and AMATE, the Association for Women Affected by Breast Cancer, who will fund projects to help women suffering from this illness as well as research into treatments and the cause of breast cancer. Both mayors stated that this Walk for Life “was part of a constant struggle that all of society needs to be involved in”. Adeje’s first citizen said, “this pink wave also recognises the strength of those brave women who fight to survive on a daily basis, and must also serve to say a resounding NO to any cutbacks in social and health funding”.
“To Walk Is To Support” was the phrase chosen by event organiser Brigitte Gypen for this year’s event, as the walk is “a social event that is emotional and shows solidarity, taking place every year between the boroughs of Adeje and Arona to raise funds to fight the fight against breast cancer, and to underline, again, in this way, our total support for those who are fighting this illness”.
The day began at 9am with the arrival of the first walkers, eager to sign up and get their shirts, hats, and water. Throughout the day, and given the international nature of the walk, information was given out in Spanish and English. As the crowds gathered there was a Zumba master class given by Mónica, Sonia y Selene to warm up the walkers, and an exhibition by the Canarian Polish Association, of photographs of women at different stages of treatment for breast cancer.

At 10.45 the walkers set off, accompanied by the drum beats of the BlanquiSur drummers, who led the 2,000 strong group all the way. For those who couldn’t manage the full walk the bus company Barrera Chinea were on stand-by with a free transport service.

At the end of a noisy, fun-filled and very pink walk there was fruit and refreshment free to all participants, and a song from young Luke Towler, a student with the Adeje School of Music and Dance, who performed his own composition, “Walk for life”. At the same time swimmers organised under the Tenerife Master club were swimming in support.

The organisers were delighted with the event and thank all who took part.

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Javier Alonso Bello Selected

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Adeje footballer Javier Alonso Bello has been named in the regional under-16 football team.
The 15 year old will take part in the national regional play offs in Madrid at the end of this month.
Javier started his football in the Adeje Municipal Football School, moved to Club Águilas and for the last three season has been in the youth section of Club Deportivo Tenerife.
Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga sent his congratulations to the young Adeje player, the only one from the borough to be included in the Canarian side. “We are really proud of our young people who are achieving so much in the world of sport as well in in literature, music and science.”. He added that young people like Javier showed that dedication and commitment paid off in the end.
Players from nine different teams are in the final 18 picked by regional trainer David Sosa. The first round of the regional play offs will take place in San Agustín de Guadalix in Madrid between December 27th and 29th when the Canarian side will play teams from Madrid and Andalucía.