Faith moves mountains goes the popular saying. In the case of Michael Moorcroft, an English neighbor residing in Competa, the saying explains his solidarity challenge to ascend to the highest peak in the province, La Maroma, with 2,066 meters above sea level, to raise funds for the Cudeca Foundation, to help the terminally ill, with headquarters in Benalmádena and delegations in various municipalities on the Malaga coast. He will do it in tribute to his mother, Fran, who died in 2019 at the age of 77, a victim of cancer.
The challenge will be faced on November 22. Its objective is to crown the highest peak of the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama. Her mother was a Cudeca volunteer a few years ago and passed away from cancer last year. Now her son, Michael, a novice and inexperienced hiker, will climb the Maroma, a mountain with a high level of difficulty and complexity, in memory of his mother. With its 2,066 meters high, La Maroma is the roof of the province of Malaga and involves at least five hours up and three hours down. Michael is in the middle of a training campaign for the accompanying team who want to go up the mountain with him.
Cindy Jones, a well-known Competa resident, friend of Michael and who has also raised funds for Cudeca for more than 12 years, plans to climb as high as possible on her 'quad' and then walk the last stretch carrying the Cudeca flag to the top. ?My mother, Fran Moorcroft, passed away last year on her 77th birthday as a result of cancer. He was an active member of Cudeca. To continue his legacy, I will try to hike to the 2,066-meter peak of the Maroma peak in his honor, a unique challenge for me that makes me train with the help of Kevin Deavin.
As reported by Cudeca in a statement, those interested in joining Michael Moorcroft and helping him reach the summit can meet him at the Competa Tourist Office on November 22, at 9 in the morning. From there they will drive to Fogarate, the starting point, where they must be reached by their own transport. The walk is of medium to high difficulty; With a duration of 9 hours including breaks, and to do it you need to bring walking shoes, poles, food and water.
To participate or contribute in another way, you can call or send a WhatsApp to Cindy Jones 665 15 64 67 or Esther Ráez (697 146 987) of the Department of Communication and Fundraising of the Cudeca Foundation. The walk was initially scheduled for April 5 but due to the state of alarm for Covid-19, it had to be postponed until now. All funds raised will go directly to the care of patients by the Cudeca Foundation.