ABOUT HELP VEGA BAJA
HELP is a registered charity and appears on the register of charities held by the Valencian government. We help people of all ages with all sorts of problems within the Vega Baja area from La Marina to Pilar de la Horadada.
We have a centre at San Miguel de Salinas which includes a charity shop and a hire centre for mobility equipment. We also have a helpdesk in La Marina. Each of these supply a wide range of information and advice to members and nonmembers alike. Typical enquiries include questions on residence, health care, driving, bereavement, wills, burglaries and much more. If the answer to a problem is not known immediately, every effort is made to obtain the appropriate information.
Our charity is very fortunate in having the support of a hospital visiting team who visit the Vega Baja Hospital, near Orihuela three times a week. We are also able to send in a member of our team to Torrevieja hospital in Los Balcones upon request from the patient, relative or carer and in the very near future we will be able to offer a hospital visiting service at the Quironsalud Hospital in the International ward.
We also have a welfare officer who is able to offer advice and assistance. All requests for any of these services should be made via our San Miguel centre.
We operate a hire service of orthopaedic equipment at low cost to the public and reduced fees for our members. Our vast stock of equipment includes wheelchairs, walking frames, toilet seat raisers, bath seats and crutches. This service is available to both residents and visitors alike.
Events are held throughout the year to raise funds and we are able to support those in need. This includes charities and those unfortunate enough to find themselves facing financial difficulties. This would not be possible without the tremendous amount of work that is put in by our team of volunteers. All our volunteers work extremely hard throughout the year for our charity, often in the background and we are very grateful for their continued support. If you perhaps have a few hours a week to spare and are interested in finding out about becoming a volunteer with us, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you. There are a wide range of opportunities from office administration to hospital visiting and much more in between!
We are self-funding and obtain all of our income from membership fees, orthopaedic equipment rental, donations and fund raising activities, if you belong to a group or club that raises money for charity, please consider helping us. We always welcome any goods that can be sold or used as raffle prizes.
If you are a member of a local club or group and you think they would be interested in having someone from HELP come along to give a talk, please contact our San Miguel centre to make arrangements.
Our Facebook page (HELP Vega Baja) is proving very popular – please “like” our page and you will receive regular updates of events and activities at HELP plus information that may be of interest to you.
It is important for us to have your up to date contact information, please ensure that if you change your address, telephone number or email that you notify us in order that we can amend our records.
Thank you for your interest in HELP Vega Baja and we would like to thank you for the support you have shown to our charity.