Key News #99 - 17th Feb. to 16th Apr. 2015


Here are the highlights of some of the charitable events in this issue: Beauty & the Beast put together by Sandie Ashing in aid of Cudeca Cancer Hospice on Friday 20th February at Cartama Theatre and Sunday 22nd February at the Moonlight Bar, Sunset Beach Hotel, Benalmadena. Local resident, Samantha Bayley is running the London Marathon and is also organising a charity concert alongside Celebrity Divas in Benalmadena to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation. This again will be at the Moonlight Bar at Sunset Beach Hotel. More information on both these events is on page 28. International Women’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Show organised by Marbella Social Events at Restaurante Le Papillon in Marbesa on Friday 6th March in aid of Cudeca Cancer Hospice (see below). Pad Animal Charity Fish ‘n’ Chips Quiz Supper at El Parro Gold Restaurant in Los Boliches on Saturday 28th February. Spring Fair to be held in La Cala on 29th March. For more information see Key Events on Page 33 and Key to Mijas Costa Facebook Page.


Owner, Peter Ormrod, is the son of deaf parents and has had a severe hearing loss for over 40 years. Peter is a fully qualified audiologist and as he can empathise with your hearing problems, his main concern is the welfare of his clients. Peter therefore offers the initial 90-minute consultation and demonstrations of the most discreet hearing aids using the world’s best technology from Switzerland FREE. You will find the prices of hearing aids at Discreet Hearing extremely competitive. Peter also offers a 60-day, money-back guarantee as well as a FREE aftercare forever service. See page 21 for more information.


Owner Sherry’s strap line is “Nothing tastes as good as Slim and Sexy feels”. If you have overdone it over the festive season and cannot face going to an impersonal gym, or if you are not as young as you were and would like a little more privacy when trying to get back into shape, Fit Foxy’s BuddyFIT classes are the answer. Fit Foxy offers semi-private personal fitness training with a maximum of 4 people. So, get a small group of your friends together and make getting fit a fun experience. See page 11 for more information.


This is going to be HUGE and will put Mijas on the international map! A 2-day music festival is coming to the Fair Ground site in La Cala de Mijas on 29th and 30th May. There will be MAJOR headlining acts as well as a fun-filled weekend festival for all the family. Visit for the full line up. Get your tickets NOW as they are selling out fast! See regular updates on FB Malaga Rocks Mijas. Editor’s Note: Key to Mijas Costa would personally like to thank the organisers of the event for the initiative, vision and tremendous hard work that has gone in to putting such a spectacular event together. Thanks also to the Mayor of Mijas, Angel Nozal, and his team at Mijas Town Hall for having faith in the expat community and in particular this project, recognising the potential benefits we can generate for all the citizens of Mijas by sharing the wealth of knowledge, different experiences and cultures that we have brought with us from our home countries to Mijas, which we have now adopted as our home.

MARBELLA SOCIAL EVENTSMARBELLA SOCIAL EVENTS are proud to introduce the Marbella Networking Club. Samantha Bramley-Fenton and Lisa Toni Pratt of S & L PR and Events have lived on the Costa del Sol and in London and know that in both places when you first arrive it can be extremely hard to meet new people, especially socially. We have decided to collaborate and unite our many years of experience of working in PR & Marketing and Corporate and Leisure Event Organising. There will be networking breakfast meetings once a month at a different location and we guarantee delicious food and great company at a stylish, vibrant venue. We plan to have a guest speaker. We are hosting the International Women’s Day on 6th March 2015 at Le Papillon Restaurante & Beach Club, Urb. Marbesa, Ctra. de Cádiz Km.193.We also plan to host a number of events every month, themed nights, singles nights, dinners, days out, dances, barbecues, walks, picnics, excursions, lunches, beach parties and an array of fun events to meet new people. We want our clients to form life-time friendships, network, and find new places to go. This will be a membership club. The annual fee is 200 Euros. You will receive mail shots with our social agenda and events.

There will be an introductory membership fee of 120 Euros for a year’s membership at our first meeting that will take place on Thursday 26th February at Restaurante Le Papillon & Beach Club and tickets are 15 Euros per person. Call Lisa - 626 571 387 or Samantha - 656 921 900 or email:, Web: (under construction). Further details on page 12.


Real Estate Agents in Spain that Speak your Language. If you are looking to buy, sell and even rent a property on the Costa del Sol, look no further than Max Estates, in Riviera del Sol. Our team of real estate agents provide services in your language. We have been in the business for almost two decades, and with our network of real estate agents in Spain, spanning across the coast from Malaga to Marbella, we have got exactly what you are looking for. We are dedicated to finding you the right Spanish property or holiday home, and at the right price.

Our friendly, multilingual team will guide you step-by-step to secure your dream of purchasing a property in Spain. Your investment in the sun is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Our services go far and beyond what you would expect from a Real Estate agent. Our experienced team provides you with legal and financial requirements; everything is handled securely by professionals.

Max Estates Riviera del Sol, C.C. La Plaza, Local 7 & 8, Tel: 952 932 871, and Max Estates Calahonda, C.C Tilbury (by Lidl) Local 9. Tel: 952 933 312.

Please see advertisement on page 41 and Calahonda and Riviera maps at the back of the magazine.


Have you bought or rented a property? Change those locks! You never know who may have a key. Mr Locksmith offers a 24-hour service by qualified locksmiths. Car and vehicle service also available as well as security products such as alarm systems, security grills and CCTV. Security surveys on request. For more information call 664 445 396 or visit


The best of the 3 popular sell-out musical theatre, opera and classical shows return for 2015 and this year they will all be held at the H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel in Marbella. Each performance is different and the shows will run from 11th April until 12th September. Tickets are now on sale. Please see page 67 for more information.


During the course of 2015 Positively Pink & Positively Blue, the local breast cancer and prostate cancer screening charity have set themselves the challenge of offering 600 free breast screenings and 400 free Prostate blood tests/testicular cancer screenings. The 2015 campaign has begun and appointments are available now by calling 952 835 776.

For them to continue to be able to offer these FREE services they need your support, as they need to raise the necessary funds to pay for the mammograms, ultrasounds and PSA blood tests. As a charity they are very proud of the fact that ALL of the monies they raise are used solely for the purpose of funding the professionals to carry out the radiography and blood analysis; all of the charities’ costs are absorbed by the El Oceano Hotel & Spa and Clinica Medicare in La Cala de Mijas.