British Consulate visits Help at Home charity on the Costa Blanca


The British Consulate team from Alicante have paid a visit to Help At Home Costa Blanca.

Vice Consuls Sara Munsterhjelm and Elizabeth Bell met with the volunteers who assist those in need of a little help in their own homes in the Vega Baja area.

Elizabeth and Sara were introduced by Norah Bond, Founder and Secretary General of the charity, to their President Carmen Darby Perez and other members of the committee and fundraising team.


Sofia Alvarez Councillor for Orihuela Costa residents, Tourism and Transport, together with Lilybeth the President of Stroke Support Torrevieja, and the EU Untouchables Pauline Stewart, were also invited to meet the Vice Consuls.  

Sofia advised that she will support Help At Home in whatever way she can, especially the disabled and special needs residents of Orihuela Costa. 

Nora said: “We are grateful for her support and will endeavour to ensure we all work together with the aim of helping those in need on the coast. She knows we work closely with Caritas who provide food and support to those on low or no income and the disabled, the Royal British Legion, MABS, 3C’s and Cruz Roja Alicante.” 

Sofia explained that as councillor for Transport, she will work to provide a mini bus service in the near future, to help the charity to transport their clients.   

The aim of the visit was to discuss what support the Consulate can offer the charity.

Norah said: “Liz and her team at the Consulate never let us down, are always at the end of the phone or email offering support and advice. No one is ignored, but, we do need more volunteers.”



  1. Very interesting comment- always at the end of a phone-That was not what we found.
    Just like an answer service – leave a message and we will get back to you- the Consulate put us on to them.
    Lost count of the number of messages we left and NO ONE got back to us – so we gave up


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