Heartfelt donation

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Heartfelt donation
TWO DEFIBRILLATORS: Cantoria and Almanzora mayors with the Loose Women volunteers Photo credit: Loose Women

LOOSE WOMEN, a group of ladies from Almanzora, Cantoria and the surrounding areas, meet regularly for coffee mornings and fundraising.

Anita Strobridge, the group’s organiser recently contacted the Euro Weekly News to tell us about the two defibrillators that the Loose Women recently presented to the Cantoria and Almanzora town halls.

The ladies raised the cash for the two vital pieces of equipment at the coffee morning they hold every Wednesday at the Carillo Sala bar in Almanzora.

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“Well done all, and a big thank-you to the darts team in Almanzora for their donation,” Anita said.

The group visited Cantoria town hall where they presented Cantoria mayor Puri Lopez and Antonio Cerrillo, her counterpart in Almanzora, with the two defibrillators.

“They really appreciated the much-needed defibrillators,” Anita said.  “So much so, that Cantoria town hall will be footing the bill for training at least 20 people in the town.”


She went on to explain that the specific training in using the defibrillators, which is a legal requirement in Spain, will be arranged by George Gon from the town hall.

Those receiving instruction will include Policia Local officers, as a defibrillator will be present 24 hours a day in the police car, as well as town hall councillors, coffee morning volunteers and local business owners.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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