CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2017
“Fill A Trolley”
We aim to fill several shopping trollies with non-perishable items to give to people struggling to buy food this Christmas……
“Fill A Shoebox”
Fill a shoebox with a Christmas Gift for
elderly people living alone who may otherwise not receive gifts…….
Drop off points at any
HELP Vega Baja office, Witherspoons Bar, Nr Villa Martin, Hamiltons Bake House, Benijofar, Chicas Bonitas, Algorfa, Casaverde in Pilar, Almoradi, Guardamar.
CALL 966 723 733 FOR MORE INFORMATION
Keep In Touch Scheme
HELP Vega Baja are delighted to announce the launch of our
KIT (Keep In Touch) scheme
for members of HELP Vega Baja.
If you are a member of HELP, living alone and feel that you would benefit from a telephone call from one of our volunteers each morning, please contact our
San Miguel Centre on 966 723 733
We will explain how the scheme works, take your details and add your name to the scheme
This is a free service
THE SECOND meeting of a group set up by Michele Masson, president for HELP Vega Baja was held at the Quirónsalud hospital in Torrevieja.
The group, known as CARE (Communication And Resource Exchange) was formed to bring together presidents from local charities with the aim of sharing information, ideas and resources.
Michele said “The group is working really well and the feedback has been positive
“It provides an opportunity for charities to share experiences and offer possible solutions to situations that others are facing.
“Rather than working in isolation, we come together to see how we can support each other, which ultimately will mean that those people in the community who need support from any of our charities will benefit.
“We have covered many issues even in the short period that we have been meeting and decisions have been taken that we believe will make a difference ultimately to those we aim to help.
“Volunteering is great and I am sure we would all recommend it, but having responsibility for a charity can also be daunting so knowing that you have the support from not only your own team but others in similar situations is a bonus.”
A charity awareness day is planned for later in the year, at which people will be invited to meet representatives from local groups all in one venue to find out more about the organisations' work and, of course, about volunteering too. More details to follow…
We are absolutely delighted to say that Mike Wood, owner of Harmony FM has now put together an advert that will be played at the following times:
09:40 ..12:20 ..14.40... 17:40
Thank you to Mike for giving our charity such tremendous support and we look forward to meeting you soon to discuss doing some "interviews"!!!
Here is the link to the radio station which you can also listen to live online as well as on radio etc on 96.7 FM
Please listen in and tell your friends
Tuesday 18th April was the official re-opening of our office in Torrevieja. We would like to thank everyone who came along - volunteers, members of the public, Carment Morate, Carlos González Calatrava and of course the press and tv station.
It was a great morning and an opportunity to toast the next chapter for HELP Vega Baja in the town of Torrevieja.
We will all continue to work together with other charities and organisations including of course Torrevieja Ayuntamiento in order to benefit those people who need our support.
Torrevieja office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday (with the exception of public holidays) from 10 am to 1.30 pm. We hope to extend these hours as soon as we have more volunteers in the area.
Thank you again everyone - Great job!!!
We are delighted to announce that following several requests we are starting a bereavement support group in the La Marina area.
Nicki Kilby-Foster, an experienced counsellor has agreed to work with HELP Vega Baja to offer this exciting and much needed group.
The support group will be completely free of charge and Nicki has also kindly offered members of HELP Vega Baja the opportunity for one-toone counselling at 50% discount (12 euros per session)
The Support Group will be held fortnightly at:
THE FINAL WHISTLE
Consum Square, La Marina in a private area of the conservatory
(refreshments at reduced price to those attending offered by the bar)
HELP Vega Baja are delighted to support this new venture and are confident that Nicki and her innovative approach will ensure its success and provide much support to those people in the area who have been waiting for such an opportunity as this for some time.