Last month we had our AGM to discuss how we want to proceed for the coming year helping people in our community.

We will continue making our monthly donation to the San José Church in Puerto de Mazarrón enabling them to assist families in our area with food and other essential items.

Last year we made a donation to an afterschool programme run by a group of nuns in Lorca. They provide a free safe place that children can attend after school, enabling parents who work and who just cannot afford to pay for afterschool care or clubs. This is a very worthwhile project and so we will be making another donation to help them to continue.

On Saturday 8th May we were able to make a donation of 2,000€ to Age Concern who assist many people in our ageing population. They were very grateful for this donation and it was presented by Christine one of our shop volunteers at the Age Concern VE Day celebration event at The Maypu Restaurant.

We have sent out emails to all the schools in our area offering to make donations if they have any projects that they need funding for. In these difficult times certain projects or items are not covered by local or regional funding. We have in the past provided schools in the Mazarrón area with four lap tops for their library, air-conditioning units for two or three classrooms for the hotter months to make it more bearable for the children. We have also helped Orphanages in the Cartagena and Lorca areas.

All these projects have been funded from our shop in Puerto de Mazarrón so we would like to thank all our supporters for their donations of items and in some cases money enabling us to continue helping all those families who are less fortunate in our area.

Our shop is open from 10.00am-1.30pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Our van to pick up donations will be at Camposol A commercial centre car park on Tuesday mornings from 10.30am-12.00pm. Please call 603 389 006 for any donations of large items you need us to pick up.