Communication And Resource Exchange Group

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…