Help has been offering assistance to expats in the Vega Baja for over 35 years
The British charity organization Help has re-opened its headquarters in the Vega Baja coastal town of Torrevieja, and will henceforth be offering its services to the local community from its base in Rambla de Juan Mateo nº 4.
Present at the re-opening of the premises on Tuesday was Town Hall councilor Carmen Morate, who was joined by Help leader Michele Masson at the start of what promises to be a new phase in the collaboration between the charity and the local government. Sra Morate expressed the hope that the proximity of the Help office to the municipal office for international residents will contribute to the success of the venture, as well as reaffirming the Town Hall’s intention to continue collaborating with charities run by expats in Torrevieja.
Help has been operational in Torrevieja for 35 years, and Mrs Masson is keen to continue offering assistance to local residents, highlighting the fact that last year the organization received 26,000 euros in donations which were passed on to those in need. Among the activities organized by the charity are visits to hospital patients, groups for those who live alone, Parkinson sufferers and diabetics, and the services of social workers and a lawyer. In addition, Spanish language and handicrafts classes and workshops are offered, and suggestions for further activities are always welcome.
Anyone who needs help from the charity can visit the offices on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10.00 and 13.30, although the intention is to open every weekday in the near future as more staff become available. Help can also be contacted by telephone on 966 723733 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and the organization has its own website at www.helpvegabaja.com.