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CANCER RESEARCH UK
Cancer Research UK relies on people like you to help them fund their vital work. You can donate online through their secure online service using your credit or debit card. If you prefer, you can set up a direct debit online.
Cancer Research UK is the largest volunteer-supported, cancer research organisation in the world and supports the work of 3,000 scientists working across the UK.
tel_ +44 (0) 207 009 8820
LOCAL CANCER CHARITIES
CUIDADOS DEL CANCER, CUDECA
Avda, del Cosmos s/n, Arroyo de la Miel Benalmádena.
Cudeca provides assistance for terminal phase cancer patients and their families. They raise and distribute funds, organise conferences, provide home care and are staffed by volunteers and professionals. At present they have over 500 volunteers helping with administrative tasks, in the hospice charity shops, participating in fund raising and assisting the patients.
If you would like to volunteer at Cudeca, visit their web page or give them a ring. Cudeca charity shops can be found locally in Alhaurín el Grande, Álora, Arroyo de la Miel, Coín, Estepona, Fuengirola, Nerja, Torremolinos and Torre del Mar.
tel_ 952 564 910
ASOCIACIÓN ESPAÑOLA CONTRA EL CÁNCER FUNDACIÓN BASTIANO BERGESE
Avda. Severo Ochoa 20, Residencial La Zambomba, Marbella.
The Spanish Foundation Against Cancer Bastiano Bergese is a fantastic service. Located in the centre of Marbella they offer free mammograms and smear tests to all women over 45 as well as a full palliative home care service to all terminally ill cancer patients.
If you wish to make a contribution, their bank details are: Unicaja in their name, “Asociación Española Contra el Cancer” account number 2103 2072 25 0030006983. If you wish to volunteer, give them a call.
tel_ 952 776 800 tel_ 952 861 853
OTHER LOCAL CHARITIES
Water Angles was formed in March 2006 by Lynn and Mark Quinlan after the tragic loss of their son Leon.
Each year the Quinlan’s hold a Gala Charity Ball to raise funds for Water Angels. The monies raised will enable them to continue in their efforts to raise awareness of water safety and hopefully prevent the loss of life.
If you would like to get involved in this charity, enquire about the Charity Ball or make a donation, please contact Water Angels. Water Angels is a non-profit making association – CIF G92753714
tel_ 630 160 769
FUNDACIÓN ELLIOT GEORGE
Charity for Special Needs Children in Estepona. La Fundación Elliot George raises and distributes money to provide injury. Locally, the foundation gives funds to special needs schools helping them to be on par with similar facilities in Europe. Monies are also dedicated to funding seminars given by leading international specialists on the subject across Andalusia.
For further information on ways to get involved as a volunteer or to find out about forthcoming fund raising events, call Rebecca Mols_ 952 882 959
THE RHYS DANIELS TRUST
The trust was set up 13 years ago by Barry Daniels after he tragically lost two of his children, Rhys and Charly to late infantile Battens Disease. The charity raises money to provide “home from home” accommodation to parents whose children have lengthy stays in hospital.
The charity hosts an annual celebrity golf challenge at la Cala Golf every year, for further information please contact:
Julie (UK)_ +44 (0) 199 257 0550
Patti (Spain)_ 637 969 189
The Guatemala Girls are Emma and Tali, two Costa del Sol based young women, dedicated to raising money for Scope, the UK’s biggest cerebral palsy charity. Scope’s aim is to achieve equal human and civil rights for the fit and challenged.
Scope focuses on the areas where the disabled face the greatest challenges: early years, education, work and independent living. Emma and Tali hold regular events such as pub quizzes, private parties, concerts and jumble sales as part of their fundraising efforts. If you have any second hand clothing, bric-a-brac, books, videos/dvds, don’t throw them away! Call Guatemala Girls today!
Tali_ 661 513 398
The dream of many is to live along the Costa del Sol and thousands of British expats seek out the sun for their retirement years. Usually it is a dream come true, but unexpected calamity, illness or the loss of a loved one may create difficult times. The Estepona/Manilva branch of the Age Concern Association is run by 40 volunteers offering services and help to senior citizens living between San Pedro de Alcántara and Sotogrande.
Their vital assistance can help unload some of the burdens facing seniors. Volunteers assist as translators, help with Spanish paperwork, take seniors to clinics and hospital appointments, and when necessary can even do the food shopping. Age Concern runs a second hand shop on C/ Zaragoza 29 in Estepona. Open daily, Monday-Saturday from 10:00-13:30.
To volunteer_ 952 801 746
Shop_ 951 318 234
Senior Lifeline_ 650 163 928
Tony_ 952 797 024
mob_ 654 179 279
AGE CARE ASSOCIATION
Age Care is a non-profit organisation staffed by volunteers. Their focus is to assist British senior citizens living along the Costa del Sol and inland residing in Alhaurin el Grande and Coín. This registered charitable organisation offers welfare information and advice, practical support and emergency help with back up when necessary. Their volunteers have a hospital and home visiting team. A help desk is held at los Boliches in Fuengirola every Wednesday between 10:00 and noon at the Manila Bar. Stop by for a chat and a coffee.
Helpline_ 691 761 088
ANIMAL WELFARE CHARITIES
ABANDONED ANIMALS ASSOCIATION (AAA)
Located on the Ojén Road going up from Marbella on your right at the Caserón de la Mina.
Triple A is affiliated with the R.S.P.C.A. and is a legally registered charity dedicated to helping and caring for abandoned and maltreated animals; increasing general awareness of good animal care and actively supporting other animal protection groups.
The society survives solely on the monies raised through donations, membership subscriptions and fund raising events. Triple A organises different events throughout the year and welcome volunteers to walk the animals as well as monetary contributions.
tel_ 952 771 586
BLUE HORSES ASSOCIATION
The Blue Horses Association is a registered charity founded to help horses that have been badly treated, neglected or abandoned. Helping horses recover from ill treatment is only part of the job; the main focus is to raise awareness about animal abuse and neglect, while prosecuting offenders under the newly established Andalusian animal rights laws. Make an appointment to visit the rescue centre:
Milly Cramer_ 647 0101 009
EL REFUGIO DEL BURRO
Donkey sanctuary, Fuente de Piedra (A-92 north of Antequera, from Fuente de Piedra just follow the blue signs).
Founded in 2002 by the English Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, this registered Spanish charitable trust rescues and provides long term care for donkeys. You can sponsor a donkey or provide a foster home for a pair of donkeys.
Visitors are welcome, in fact there are even picnic tables set up... open to the public 11:00-18:00 (19:00 summer)
Paul Svendsen_ 952 735 513
Apdo. de Correos 32, 29680 Estepona
The National Association of Andaluz Donkey Breeders (Asociación Nacional de Criadores de la Raza Asnal Andaluza) was formed so that, with the help of like-minded people, this almost extinct breed of pure breed donkey can be saved and slowly increased to form a heritage for future generations. The Andalusian Giant Donkey is an ancient breed of European donkeys, not a mule. The Jacks can reach 16hh (1.60m) to the wither (shoulder) – the same size as a large horse!
tel/fax_ 952 790 511
SPANISH SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF HORSES
Spanish Society for the Protection of Horses (la Sociedad Española para la Protección de los Equinos, SEPE) is a non-profit charitable organisation devoted to the welfare of horses. They promote public awareness in Spain about animal rights and welfare. They run a sanctuary for horses, donkeys and mules in the Málaga area. It is heart breaking to read the case histories of the horses that have found shelter with them. If you would like to make a donation or sponsor a horse contact SEPE:
tel_ 626 677 719
fax_ 952 450 096
PAD is an animal charity dedicated to saving abandoned dogs and cats with the hope of finding them new homes. If interested in assisting you can provide foster or permanent care for a needy animal. PAD is a registered charity and holds many fund-raising events throughout the year. If you are looking for a pet or would like to help with the cause:
Barbara_ 952 486 084