HELP AT HOME (HAH) is an NGO initiative set up to help those who need assistance at home and they were delighted to be presented with a cheque for more than €900 from the Costa Blanca Lodge of Tranquillity No. 52.
In June 2011 the Tranquillity Lodge had their annual dinner dance and held an auction to raise a funds for Charity. Their chosen charity was HAH, which they feel helps bridge a vital gap in the Spanish social services sector.
At Asturias Restaurant, the money raised was presented to Norah Bond from HAH. Hon. Treasurer Linda Hall did the honours and said that ‘she was delighted to be able to give the donation to Help at Home, to be able to assist them in some small way with all the work that they are doing for families and individuals, who have nowhere else to turn to, in the community.’
Norah responded with words of thanks and said that ‘The cheque will be used to purchase some much needed equipment, such as wheelchairs, Pillows, towels and mattresses, to help their Nurses do their job to the best of their ability.’
Help at Home was founded on 1 May, 2011, and over that time have had a major impact on health services within the Valencian Community. They have secured premises for a small office and a charity shop at El Paraisio Bar, Restaurant and Sports Complex in Torrevieja.
They are a registered Charity CV-01-048327-A, within the Valencian Community and as such are bring together other self help groups such as Caritas, Age Concern and others, from all areas of the Costa Blanca, and not limited to just Torrevieja and the Orihuela Costa.
They believe that those that require their services should not be discriminated against just because of where they happen to live and municipal borders.
To this end, HAH are also registered as an official Charity Organisation in Torrevieja and Orihulea with applications also being planned for Quesada, Rojales, San Fulgencia, Pilar de La Horadada and Santa Pola to soon follow.
They hope to be moved into their new premises at El Paraiso Restaurant in January 2012 with an open day to be announced soon.
For further details or you are interested in becoming an ‘active’ HAH volunteer in the Torrevieja area , please phone 659 245 552 or email: [email protected] or Mar Menor area tel: 968 134 978 or email [email protected] Tranquillity Lodge was the first Lady Masons founded in Spain and attracts membership from Alicante to Lorca, with some members flying in from the UK to attend the bigger events and meetings.
At present, there are about 40-members in the Lodge but any Lady who wishes to apply, may do so, in the first instance by contacting Membership Secretary Nester Hay on 966 791 731 or by email to [email protected]
All meetings are conducted in English although they do have a couple of International members, from Holland and Russia.