The gift of……Chickens

Last Wednesday (2nd September 2015), Members of the Costa Blanca Business Association (CBBA), presented a cheque for 275€ to Tony Grande, principal of Make-A-Smile. The money will be used to buy chickens for the Make-A-Smile Relleu Project.

Make A Smile is a ‘feeder’ charity supporting Emaus, which in turn support children who are ‘rescued’ from unfortunate circumstance. The Relleu Project was started to address the issue of charitable sustainability and was borne of a very generous land donation. Instead of keep asking for cash, the Relleu Project is slowly but surely turning into a self-sufficient farm, growing olives, vegetables and grapes. They currently have around 120 chickens which of course lay eggs. The food grown helps to feed the children in the Emaus houses, with the long term goal that the produce is sold and the money ploughed back in to support the feeding of the children.

Chickens are an interesting investment. They are purchased for around 10€ but over the course of a year can generate 172€ worth of eggs. In this way what may seem like a modest investment of 275€, will turn into nearly 5000€ per year.

The CBBA members felt that sustainable giving – which is viewed more as an investment – was a more appropriate form of support and in line with it’s own aims of ‘generating income for all it’s members through networking and business referrals’. The 275€ was raised at a CBBA quiz evening raffle, an event which will be happening again on 25th September at 7pm at Los Arcos Restaurant on the N332 in Pedreguer. If you’d like a fun evening out and support a worthwhile cause, then come along. The quiz is open to everyone, costs 17,50€ per person and includes a 3 course meal and wine. Contact Tony Sim on 646 839 080 or email for an entry form.

For more details about the Quiz Night, Click Here

Photo: Keith Littlewood (Treasurer CBBA) Presents cheque for 275€ to Tony Grande (Principal of Make-A-Smile)