Thank You!

To everyone that has helped raise funds for MABS Cancer Support Fundación in whatever capacity – donations, volunteering and fundraising (more on that in a mo….)

In January we were able to assist with:

  • 68 Appointments 
  • 68 Translations
  • 13 Drives to hospital
  • 5 loans of equipment

The bike ride!

On January 21st three of the riders set off at 10.30am heading for Madrid in Betty Blue mini bus driven by Ingrid Mitchell and accompanied by her glamorous assistant Nicole Cottrell who in her own words was there to keep Ingrid awake!  After struggling a bit on some of the hills, they dropped the lads off and ‘took it easy’ on the way back arriving at 12.30am.

The other two riders and the support driver left a bit later with the bikes safely loaded onto the van, kindly provided by Citroën Mazarrón.

Next morning, seen off by Vice Consul Sarah-Jane Morris from the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, the famous five: Gary McMurray, Neil Sanders, Lee McGovan, Steve Malcolm and Paul Thomas – supported by Andy Leatherbarrow in the van, commenced their epic ride.  

The ride, – very hilly (I did it in a Fiat Panda a few years ago and that was bad enough!) lots of aches and pains, busted chain and a couple of punctures, saw them arrive back at Camposol welcomed by their community and met by the Mayor Gaspar Miras and other council members.

The charity ride was supported by local businesses – Luz del Sol, Ibex Insurance, Tel’s bar, Top2Toe Hair Salon, Compusurf and CM Constructions with a support vehicle provided by Citroen Mazarrón.  So, a big thank you to all of them. 

The guys raised in excess of 4,000€ an amazing amount that will go a huge way to funding the support that we give. 

A big thank you also to The Diner and Barwho raised 145.00€ on their Quiz Night for us.

Going Forward

  • 12th April – Easter Coffee Morning
  • 16th June – Ascot Ladies Day
  • 4th Sept – Party in the Park
  • 30th Sept – World Coffee morning
  • 30th Oct – Race for Life 
  • 25th Nov – Winter Fayre

Volunteers always needed

To help those diagnosed locally with cancer and to provide:

  • Drivers – to take patients to and from hospitals
  • Translators to ensure the diagnosis is fully understood
  • Home carers to provide additional care when needed
  • Respite and Hospice care
  • Medical equipment on loan to patients
  • 1-2-1 counsellors

We always need volunteers but especially Shop workers to help in the shop in Totana (Mon – Thurs at the moment) car share from Camposol is available, and Van Workers to work on the van collecting and delivering furniture etc.

We also need volunteers to help at reception in the Respite Home

If you think you could help please phone 634 362 954, email mazvolunteers@mabscancerfoundation.com or call into our Respite Home on Avenida de Los Covachos 278, Camposol B2.

If you can help:

Collections:  Furniture and larger items?  Message MABS Charity Shop Totana or Phone 634 313 478 to arrange collection

Smaller items

We have donation ‘boxes’ for clothes, bric a brac, books etc. in our Respite Home, Alley Palais on Sector B and The Club House on Sector C.

AND IF YOU NEED HELP

Please phone our Helpline 620 622 410

For more information 

www.mabscancerfoundation.com