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Corporate Friends

Whilst we are very fortunate & thankful that we do enjoy the support of many local Businesses we hope to encourage the support of others through this initiative.

By joining us as a Corporate Friend you will be helping us enormously by providing a more certain base enabling our volunteers to focus more time & effort on the events themselves rather than for example on seeking donations (although of course donations will still be most welcome).

All that we are hoping for is a small annual donation of €50 (if you would like to donate more that would be greatly appreciated & amazing thankyou) which will be used on events for example to allow us to simply buy raffle prizes.

In return for kind donations & to recognise our Friends support:

  • There will be a dedicated ‘Corporate Friends’ page on our website
  • Our popular & much read Facebook page will be used to give further recognition & thanks
  • Prizes purchased will be given in Friends names
  • We will give a ‘Thankyou’ Certificate for display
  • Support will be recognised at all events & where possible we will gladly display promotional materials.

If you or your Business would like to support us in this way or perhaps you know of someone that we should speak to please let us know by contacting our office

THE POST ROOM

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Torrevieja translators

The Pines Restaurant

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New Initiative to Support People in the Community

Emergency Contact Card

Knowing where you can turn for help is an important issue and one that many people, particularly expats face day after day. We at Help Vega Baja decided that we would do something to try to alleviate this problem and recently introduced an Emergency Contact Card ( in both English and Spanish )  providing valuable information of where support may be available.  This full-page card comes already folded to the size of a credit card and therefore fits very easily into a purse or gents wallet.

On one side of the card details of charities  are listed together with other useful telephone numbers, including hospitals, police etc. On the reverse, there is
space for the holder to put as much personal information as they wish. There are boxes for medical conditions, contact information in the event of an accident, allergies, medication and much more - even details of any pets that may be at home alone! 
 The card is aimed to provide, for example, emergency services details should the holder be taken to A & E and unable to communicate. We have gained permission to have the cards available at GP surgeries in the area, chemists, town halls and many other outlets have already started to take them in to offer to clients. Certain areas of the police are now aware of the leaflets including the N332 group who have also kindly agreed to circulate them in their talks around the area. We also aim to speak shortly with the ambulance service, again to raise awareness.  This way we can ensure that we have the best chance of people knowing about the card should someone be involved in an accodent or perhaps simply found wandering the streets.

The leaflets are available from the Charitys San Miguel Centreif you would like to come along to collectone, or if you would like to take a supply to distribute to perhaps a group that you are involved with.

The most important thing is for people to ensure they fill them in.They will only be of help if you fill in the details and carry it with you at all times. There is a copy available on this website that can be printed off plus details of the outlets that have them in stock. If you are interested in having a supply please call us .

Outlets where you can collect your card:

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Route 66   Benejofar

Manhattan    CaboRoig

Chiefs     La Marina

Jilly's Bar    Torrevieja

Glens Den   Campoverde

The Pub    La Marina

Sams Bar   La Marina

Glens Bar    San Luis

Coffe del Mar    Playa  Flamenca

The Queen Victoria Pub   Cabo Roig

News 4u   La Marina

The Angel Sports Bar  La Marina

The Loung   La Marina

The Hogs Head   La Marina

The Winchester    Villsmartin

Final Whistle    La Marina

Mulberrys  La Marina

Twilights Bar   La Marina

Frikadellen Bar    Cuidad Quesada

Johnsons Supermarket   La Marina

Edinas  Bar    Doña Pepa

Little Don Carlos    El Raso

Spice Hut   Cuidad Quesada

The Big Eat Cafe  La Marina

La Marina Spots Complex

Woodstock Bar   La Marina

Yorkshire  Linen   La Marina

The watering Hole   Benjofar

Playa  1      La Marina

Bus stop   La Marina

Diamond Flores    Cuidad   Quesada

Quesdad  Fish and Chips    Cuidad  Quesada

Halfway House   Cuidad Quesada

Harrys Bar   Cuidad Quesada

Jollys Bar  Cuidad Quesada

The old 9th Bar    Rojales

El Pirata Bar     Rojales

 

 

 

Important Information for members

Following discussions with Quironsalud Hospital, Torrevieja regarding the convenio that exists between the two organisations, we are delighted to advise the following additions to the services that members of HELP Vega Baja can take advantage of from Quironsalud.  Please note that these are in addition to the existing offer of an annual dental clean, annual blood analysis, 10% discount on all services in the hospital and an additional month when purchasing the hospital "Tarjeta".

1.  Skin dermatology screening.  (Revision of pigmented lesions, history, clinical exploration and report) + consultation (25 euros)

2.  Preventative gynaecological review (gynaecology), history, clinical ultrasound and cytology (60 euros)

3.  Radiodiagnosis.  Bilateral mammography 2 positions (40 euros).  If breast ultrasound is required (30 euros).  Consultation is not included.

4.  Digestive Apparatus.  Fecal occult blood test (with this test it is unnecessary to be fasting) + Specialist consultation (30 euros)

5.  Urology.  PSA blood test to detect prostate cancer, consultation (35 euros).  Scan not included.

6.  Physio treatment of lymphedema, the price of private at 43 euros per session.  Packages of 10 sessions at 25 euros (250 euros)

To receive these special prices, the appointment must be done through our contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 606 679 982.  Anne will require your personal details if you have not been registered at the hospital before, name, NIE number, DOB, address, email and telephone number.

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 are able to visit the Vega Baja Hospital, near Orihuela  and the  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 provide a welfare officer who is able to offer advice and assistance.  

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.