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A Momentous Day for MABS Cancer Support Fundacíon

After 4 months of hard work, the official opening of the MABS Respite Home and Information Centre on Camposol took place on Friday 20th April.

This joint initiative by the MABS groups from Calasparra, San Javier and Mazarrón is a fantastic achievement and is a credit to the volunteers for their hard work and dedication, raising funds to allow the acquisition of this property. The project comes hot on the heels of the organisation being granted Foundation status by the Spanish authorities in 2017 and fulfils the hopes and dreams of many of the volunteers.

Sarah-Jane Morris from the British Consulate was on hand to officially open the home and she commented on the great work that had been done to create such a fantastic place.

MABS Vice President and Project Manager Beverley Thompson explained how thrilled she was with the outcome of the project and the amazing support MABS had received throughout the period of construction and decoration. She thanked the many businesses, organisations and volunteers who had worked so hard to bring this project to completion:-

Mario Constructions, Camposol; Carpinteria Metalica Hermanos Raja, Mazarrón; Carpinteria de Madera Hermanos Tudela, El Pareton; Gibeller, Mazarrón; Ferreteria, Camposol; Gran Logia Provincial de Murcia; Grupo Hervi, Fuente Alamo; La Caixa; Gardening Group Camposol A; Gardening Group Camposol D; Pedro Acosta Pinturas; The Ladies’ Circle at Hacienda del Alamo; Condado Properties; Branded; AC Services; Telitec; Alan Eustace Locksmiths; ADS Locksmith; TJ Electricals;

Insignia Graphics and the MABS Volunteers

The Respite Home has two dedicated rooms for Respite and Hospice Care. Each room is fully equipped with a hospital bed and full sized private wet room, English TV, Air Con, sofa bed, reclining chair and all windows are double glazed.  Additional equipment is available as necessary.

MABS will now be able to provide Respite Care to patients who would benefit from a little rest and relaxation following arduous cancer treatment, or when a cure cannot be found, patients will have a safe, peaceful and dignified environment to spend their final days. Each room has sufficient space to accommodate a family member or friend should they wish to stay over. The gardens are inviting with plenty of seating areas for patients and their families to enjoy the sunshine should they wish.

MABS President Jacqueline Phillips said “This is a long-held wish of ours to be able to offer a complete range of services to help people when they are at their most vulnerable.  Cancer is a dreadful disease and we in MABS strive to help with everything from transport to translators; nursing care to counselling and this place now means we can provide complete care when needed.”

MABS does not receive any local or central Government funding.  All of the services they provide are paid for from fundraising events, our charity shop and donations, so if you are having a clear-out or changing your furniture please think of MABS first.  We can turn your unwanted items into CASH which will in turn pay for practical help and support for local people who have been diagnosed with cancer. We can collect your items by arrangement – please call 634 313 478 or 660 819 533