Each year we have great support and this year is no different, we have new supporters and supporters who have supported The Samantha Sykes Foundation for many years. Once again this year, the first event of the year was run by our friends in Spain, it was held  @ The Gap Bar & Lounge in La Zenia, Orihuela, Alicante, Spain.  We would like to thank the owners James & Sean and of course all the staff and customers for their ongoing support it is greatly appreciated.

  • The Gap Bar & Lounge and its customers have made very generous donations.

  • In 2019 we have already received just over £300.

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The Onesie Day is not only well supported it is brilliantly organised by Karen & Tony McGill along with Chrissy Bolton.  As always when “The La Zenia Mafia”, which is what we affectionately call Karen, Tony & Chrissy, are involved in organising something, you know it will be a great day.

Apart from supporting The Samantha Sykes Foundation,  The Gap Bar & Lounge has run events for other charities and worthy causes, this is a testament to the integrity of the owners Sean & James.  The bar is a friendly lively hub and all year round you can expect great food & drink along with a warm welcome,  it is a must go to place if ever you find yourself in La Zenia.

Sean & James on behalf of all the people you have helped this year and in previous years, not just The Samantha Sykes Foundation  we offer our sincere thanks, and of course thank you to “The La Zenia Mafia”

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