MABS cancer care charity
MABS, the cancer care charity, have purchased an Air Conditioning Unit for one of it’s Treatment Rooms, following a €600.00 donation from the Rotary Fellowship Costa Blanca North. Originally known as the Marina Alta Breast Cancer Support Group, the group has grown in both stature and in support of all types of cancer sufferers. In 2017 it became the MABS Cancer Support Fundacion, a registered Spanish charity and has become a highly important support organisation in Spain for the benefit of all’.
Rotary Fellowship support the Franciscan Shelter for men
The Franciscan Shelter for Men were able to purchase Shower Safety Rails to comply with Health and Safety Regulations as a result of a donation of €500.00 from the Rotary Fellowship Costa Blanca North. The Shelter provides a home and nursing care for around 65 homeless men, many of whom suffer from mental or physical illness, who would otherwise be on the streets and would not survive without this special care. The hospice is funded entirely by charitable donations and receives no State aid
Rotary Fellowship supports Spread Some Sunshine
President Bob Oxley making a donation of 100.00 Euros to Helen Davis of Spread Some Sunshine. Helen had just updated the club on how the money is spent in total in providing separate secure accommodation for both young boys and girls made homeless after the last tsunami hit Sri Lanka.
Many have been orphaned or just abandoned. The project feeds nutritional food to over 40 children and aims to provide a very basic education to enable them to develop a skill to support themselves when they reach adulthood. Her presentation generated a lot of interest, especially amongst members who had, or are about to, visit Sri Lanka, some of whom may include the project village during their visit.
Rotary Fellowship supports orphan children in China
The Rotary Fellowship Costa Blanca North held a Charity Dinner last Friday at Casa Lili in Moraira to raise funds for current and future projects. In a surprise role reversal, President Stuart Badman presented restaurant owner Lili with €200.00 in support of a charity close to her heart in the village in China where she grew up.
Now enjoying a summer recess until September, the Fellowship normally meets every Friday lunchtime at Casa Lili, Moraira.
Charity Auction, 11th May 2018 held at Casa Lili, Moraira.
A wide range of quality items and electrical goods were generously donated by members and friends, with big ticket values on cut glass and onyx tableware, electrical home entertaining equipment such as a barbecue, outdoor refrigeration and cooling units, computer accessories and kitchen worktop white goods.
Other items included paintings, china and assorted crockery, carpets and a child’s pedal racing car. In addition, some members had offered ‘promises’, which consisted of two offers to cook a meal for up to ten people in the home of the recipient, and an offer of a private quality wine tasting session, for up to 8 people.
The auction made €1,375.00. Auctioneer Martin Bentley and fellow organiser Colin Donadio thanked all the donators and the helpers who provided transport and support on the day, and any surplus donations were offered to local Charity Shops to help with their causes.
Presentation to Amadem
Rotary President Paul Ridge, supported by Fellowship member Laura Hillstead presenting a cheque to Juan Carlos Lozano and Esther Escriva Mouro, psychologists with the not for profit charity Amadem. The Association exists to support people with mental illness and other related conditions, in order to improve their quality of life and that of their families.
Ripple Africa Update
President Bob Oxley and members present Nikki Luxford with a cheque for €250 in support of the work she is doing with Ripple Africa
The Fellowship's favourite ex-reporter paid a visit recently to receive a cheque for €250 and update us on the progress of the charity in Malawi. As a reporter with the CBN, Nikki attended many of our events, and has addressed our meetings on a number of occasions, relating her daredevil activities whilst raising funds.
Ripple Africa is a grassroots charity empowering communities to achieve a sustainable future by providing a hand up, not a hand out, in the Nkhata Bay district of Malawi.
For more information visit www.rippleafrica.org. (Opens in new window)
Rotary Fellowship support the Volunteer Firefighters of Benitachell.
Eric Henshaw of the Bomberos Volutarios, Cumbre del Sol addressed the Rotary Fellowship Costa Blanca North on Friday, 12th May and spoke of the origin and development of the voluntary fire service established in Benitachell. Many members remembered last year’s disastrous fires that drove hundreds of people from their homes, and left acres of devastation in their wake, believed now to be the result of a cigarette thrown out of a car from a viewing point.
The Fellowship made a presentation of €500.00 to the Firefighters as a token of the gratitude of local residents for the service. The money will be used to maintain and update the volunteers equipment, much of which was destroyed in last year’s fire. Nearly all of the firefighters themselves are ex-pats from a number of European countries, and are nearly always the first responders to fires within a 20km radius of their base
On the 3rd February the Rotary Fellowship Club of Costa Blanca North were addressed by the President of the Benissa branch of the Asociacion Espanola de contra el Cancer, (A.E.C.C.) She outlined the work of the Benissa branch in assisting local sufferers of this debilitating disease, and support for their carers and families.
Rotary President, Barry Lloyd, making a donation to Sra Nieves Vicente, the President of the Benissa branch of the Charity.