At the Volunteers’ Meeting on Wednesday 1st March at Roda Civic Centre Janet opened the meeting and welcomed those attending.

Shop Update
Items of 200€ or more will be delivered free to any destination.
Van Drivers’ hours must be recorded and checked against the expense sheets.
Electrical testing will be done by Ian Nash and there is a book in the shop for him to log them out.
Summer clothes and swimwear are needed for the Fashion Show on 25th April.

Volunteers
John is working on job descriptions for all personnel. He is looking at the roles on the care side as well.
It is very important for volunteers to fill in the rota sheet and stick to the agreed shop hours.
John has completed the Volunteer Policy.

Driver Documents
Angela is in the process of checking all driver licences and insurance. New drivers need to go to the Care Centre for photo-copies of licences and insurance taken.

The redesigned Website should be completed by the middle of April.
Events

Finance
Beverley gave a run down on the end of year figures. Although expenditure was slightly more than budgeted for, this was because of the move to the new premises.

MABS Centre
We are having to close the Centre one day a week as we are so short of volunteers. Beverley said that there is no problem using agency nurses if they are needed. Penny enquired about the situation of other MABS Centres in Costa Blanca North and South. Beverley explained the difference between Murcia and the Costa Blanca area and clarified that there was no branch in Torrevieja. It would be ideal to have a branch as there are a large number of expatriates living close to the border of the two areas. However, it is not possible at this present time, but definitely something for the future.

Drivers and Volunteers
Angela reported that there are times when patients require chemotherapy and need to travel to hospital every day for six weeks. With the shortage of drivers she is looking for three drivers to do one day each per week.

Helpline
Roisin gave a break-down of the 30 calls received.

MABS Murcia Mar Menor Events – April 2017

April Events:
Saturday 8th – Grand National Race Afternoon at Time Out Sports Bar, San Javier. Time 1.30pm. Cost to be advised. Table Booking Essential. Contact Ring 968 192 418

Tuesday 18th – Ladies’ Lunch at La Gamba Restaurant, Torre de la Horadada. Cost is 10.95€ (drinks not included). Table Booking Essential. Please contact Tracey at info@restaurantlagamba.com or tel 965 020 205

Tuesday 25th – Fashion Show, Las Claras Centre, Los Alcazares. Doors open 2pm for 2.30pm start. Tickets 3€ available at MABS Centre, Avenida Ramon y Cajal, 12, San Javier or on the door. Good quality Ladies’ Clothes, Bags, Shoes and Jewellery for the spring/summer season. There is also a Prize Raffle in aid of MABS.

May Dates:
Sunday 7th – Race For Life will be held in Los Alcazares on Sunday 7th May at 11am. Starting point is at Club Nautico and registration desk is open from 9.30am. This is a great fun day for all the family. Run, jog, walk, roller skate, wheelchair, dog walkers, dance or any combination. Come in fancy dress for that party atmosphere. Get a team together to compete for the TEAM shield.
Registration and sponsor forms are available from:
MABS Shop, Avenida Ramon y Cajal, 12, San Javier.
The Post Room, Mercadona Square, Rio Nalon, Los Alcazares
The Sunday Book Stall at the Arches, Calle Penelope, Los Alcazares

Entrance Fee: Adults 10€/Kids 5€
All proceeds go to MABS Cancer Charity

Tel 634 310 783
Email mabsdonnawalsh@gmail.com

If you know of neighbours, friends or family who may be interested in any of these events, please pass this information on to them. We are always looking for volunteers and anyone interested should contact mabsmurciapr@hotmail.com, or call into either our San Javier shop or our Totana shop.

Cancer does not discriminate and neither does MABS.

mabsmurciapr@hotmail.com