Author: Claire Richards

MABS opens respite centre

  Last week saw the official opening of the MABS cancer charity respite centre in Urbanization Camposol. The charity purchased the old doctors’ centre in Camposol at the beginning of the year, and with the help of contractors and many volunteers they have converted the building into a respite centre for those suffering from all types of cancer. The centre will also be used as a drop in for those seeking advice and on the lower level there are storage facilitities for all of their specialist equipment and fund raising articles. The Provincial Grand Lodge of Murcia was proud...

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Los Pistoleros present their donations

On 28 th April if you were planning on treating yourself to a meal of fish and chips you might have had a bit of a surprise when you got there. The main dining hall at Quesada Fish and Chips was not populated with its usual Saturday night diners but resembled what could only be described as a Wild West scene. Outlaws and saloon girls, preachers and Texas Rangers, Los Pistoleros were out in force for their annual presentation of charity donations. Los Pistoleros are a ‘westerner’ club and they re-enact scenes with traditional western themes across the year...

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Fibromyalgia awareness raising

  From the 7 th to 13 th May it’s Fibromyalgia awareness week. The events of the week were presented at a press conference by Councillor Carmen Morate with Maite Miralles and Juncal Macho who are president and secretary of ASIMEPP (Asociación de Salud Integral, Mejoras Psícofísicas and Psicosociales in Torrevieja). This is the third time that such an event has been organised. Fibromyalgia day is on 12 th May and awareness raising is being supported by the town hall in Torrevieja. ‘It’s to give voice during these kinds of events to the people who suffer from chronic illnesses...

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Costa Blanca beach shut after Portuguese Man O War sighted

At least one beach on the Costa Blanca has been shut after a Portuguese Man O War was found on the shores. Altea banned bathers until the waters could be deemed safe, and the poisonous species have also been seen on the Levante and Mal Pas beaches in neighbouring Benidorm, as they were earlier in the month. Although it looks – and stings – like a jellyfish, the Portuguese Man O'War is in fact a different species altogether, a marine hydrozoan from the Physaliidae family normally found in the Pacific, Atlantic and the Indian Oceans, but not normally in...

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