The biggest charity event of the summer at the Costa del Sol, the Global Gift Philanthropic Weekend 2015, took place on 4 July, in Marbella, Spain. It consisted of three major event: The 3rd Charity Golf Tournament, sponsored by Isabel Gemia, the flamenco evening “La Soiree” held at the Restaurant Babilonia de Olivia Valere, and finally, closing off the weekend activities, the Global Gift Gala.
Weekend donations and admission went towards the following three charities: Global Gift Foundation, The Eva Longoria Foundation, and Fundacion Bertin Osborne. All three charities are involved in supporting women and children in need.
The Global Gift Foundation supports its own projects but also helps NGOs support woman and children, by providing shelter, food, education, medical assistance and other essential needs. The Eva Longoria Foundation aims to help “Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship”. And Fundacion Bertin Osborne focuses on improving the quality of live of children that suffer from disabilities.
Marbella’s La Quinta Golf and Country Club and the Hotel Gran Melia Don Pepe served as beautiful backdrop for this Philanthropic Weekend. The Gala was held in the spectacular garden of the well-known 5 star hotel and catered a menu arranged by Michelin star chef’s and desserts created by a master confectioner. Entertainment was provided by artists such as Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Descemer Good and Chenoa.
Celebrities like Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break), Eva La Rue (CSI Miami), Maria Bravo (Carlita’s Secret), and of course Eva Longoria participated in the weekends charity activities.