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Sports fair set to attract record crowd and support for Líam 

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Sport coupled with fun and fundraising will take centrestage in La Orotava on September 30th in the Plaza V Centenario.

The event will see some 30 sports activities including a mini duathlon, orientation, pole dancing, calisthenics, boxing and an Infinity Xtreme Kids.

There will also be a Liam Charity Race in aid of little Liam, a local youngster who is battling the effects of the rare condition Tay-sachs.

All this will be in the context of the third Sports Fair of La Orotava which is expected once again to draw a huge crowd.

It will be held from 10am to 10pm and admission is free.

All the information of the initiative can be followed through the web ‘feriadelde-porte.es’, Facebook ‘Infinity Sport International Sports Fair’, Twitter ‘@ fidesports’, and Instagram ‘@Feriadeldeporte’.

The Mayor of La Orotava, Francisco Linares said: “It is incredible the time and work that must be invested to have, in a single day, such an amount of sports activities, even more so when this test was born just two years ago. I am very happy to see its growth. This is an open classroom day where many young people can taste numerous activities with a view to using their free time in something as healthy as sport. “

Sports councillor for Tenerife Cabildo, María del Cristo Pérez said the idea was to give people the chance to know more about specific sporting activities and to support worthy causes, including Liam and his family.

La Orotava’s sports councillor, Eduardo Rodriguez said it was hoped to attract a record crowd and this was echoed by one of the organisers of the fair, Víctor Hernández who said: “This is a very large and at the same time very humble project, which could not go forward without the support of institutions, companies, athletes and the public.

We believe it will generate the greatest impact in the history of the Fair. In that sense, we are excited and looking forward to Septem-ber 30th.”

Liam’s father, Marco Fumero thanked everyone involved in the event and revealed how they were struggling to receive income for the organisation AC-TAYS, which has been funding a clinical trial in Seville to find treatment and a clinical trial at the University of Cambridge since 2015, which could mean better treatment and a cure in the future.

Funds will also be raised for Crevo, the rehabilitation centre in La Orotava.