FLOOD VICTIM ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
For many, the recent Gota Fria floods are becoming a distant memory as life returns to normal. For others, the devastation that they experienced will continue for many months to come. HELP Vega Baja (registered charity) have been working with various businesses to raise funds for those people affected and to date, 26,541 euros has been raised. The Elective Committee of the charity have today (Monday) agreed to increase this by a further 30,000 euros.
We will continue to provide updates on progress via the local press and social media. Please remember to check our website at www.helpvegabaja.com and the HELP Vega Baja Facebook page.
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:
Route 66 Benejofar
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
CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT
TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER, 7PM
AT THE PINES, BENIJOFAR & WITH THE VERY POPULAR
€10 PER PERSON
(INCLUDING QUIZ ENTRY & MEAL)
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL PLEASE
TEAMS MOST WELCOME
QUIZ PRIZES, RAFFLE & MORE
Our Corporate Friends initiative has been introduced in 2019 to help with the challenges faced when organising events & simply to make things easier for us.
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 ‘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.