Fundraising News from MABS

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Alison Chaplin presenting the cheque to Val & Malcolm on behalf of MABS

Fundraising News from MABS

MABS fundraising team work very hard to arrange events and other activities to raise money to support cancer patients and their families. The Arches Bar in Los Alcazares is home to the MABS second hand book stall. Every Saturday you will find MABS volunteers, Val & Malcolm, running their book stall between 10.00am and 1.00pm. In 2014 the book stall raised an amazing €6,194.00. All books are €1 and book donations are always welcome and can be left at the shop or dropped in at The Arches on a Saturday morning. Val & Malcolm thanked Alison Chaplin and the staff of The Arches for their continuing support and presented them with a certificate of appreciation. Thanks also go to everyone who donated or purchased a book from the stall. Well done to all concerned.

The fundraising team have also been very busy putting all the events for 2015 in place. Later this month (February) they will be launching an Indian cookery book which has been written by the mother of a young boy who is a patient of MABS in his honour and to thank MABS for their continued support during his battle with cancer. Bina is a superb cook and is sharing some of her fabulous family recipes. Exact details when this will be available will be published shortly. Other events already in the calendar are:

Friday 13th March
Cheltenham Gold Cup Race Day at Time Out in San Javier

1.30pm start book directly with Time Out

Tel: 968 192 418

Tuesday 17th March
Ladies Ebony & Ivory Lunch, Diamantes Restaurant, El Mojon

1.30pm for 2.00pm

Three course lunch with a glass of wine €10.50 plus raffle in aid of MABS. Come along and meet and make new friends while supporting a great cause. Book directly with Diamantes on 966 352 947 (reopens 1st March)

April/May
Fashion Show – watch this space for details

Saturday 6th June
Life Climb Snowdon in aid of MABS

Donna Walsh, one of our patients and now a volunteer with the fundraising team, is already in training to climb Mount Snowdon with a group of breast cancer survivors. Please support her and MABS by sponsoring her. Sponsor forms available in the shop and the centre. There is also an online page where you can donate via Paypal, you will find the details on the MABS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mabsmurciamarmenor

Wednesday 17th June
SAMM Race Day, Los Alcazares

Full details will be published at a later date

Thursday 18th June
Royal Ascot Ladies Day Race Day at Time Out

1.30pm start book directly with Time Out

Tel: 968 192 418

End of June date to be confirmed
Garden Party at Casa Familiar, Los Urrutias

Details later

September
Party in the Park, Centro Civico, Roda

Details later

Sunday 15th November
Race for Life, Los Alcazares

Full details later.

Like our facebook page to be kept up to date with all of our fundraising events.

www.facebook.com/mabsmurciamarmenor

Volunteers Meetings are normally held on the first Wednesday of every second month at Roda’s Bar, Roda 11.00 for 11.15. If you are interested in helping MABS and would like to know more, come along to the meeting or phone our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Sylvia on 634 353 575.

Share & Care Group is held on the 3rd Friday of the month at the Cancer Centre between 11.00am and 1.00pm . This is an informal get together for anyone affected by cancer. Newly diagnosed, cancer survivor, family or friends and indeed anybody affected by cancer or bereaved is welcome to come for a coffee and a chat and to meet others in a similar situation. For more information please call Anne 693 795 247 or the centre 868 171 035.

Book Stall at The Arches Bar, Los Narejos, Los Alcazares EVERY Saturday between 10.00am – 1.00pm. Book donations always welcome.

Charity Shop: Avenida de la Union, San Javier is open Monday – Friday 10.00am – 2.00pm. Good quality second hand clothing, furniture and bric-a-brac. Donations gratefully received. Ring 968 950 917 or Vicki Kemp shop manager 615 016 035.

Cancer Centre: Urb Foque, Avenida Mar Menor, San Javier is open Monday – Friday 10.00am – 2.00pm. Drop in for information or help for anything related to cancer. A volunteer is always available to make you a coffee and take the time to talk. Ring 868 171 035.

Cancer does not discriminate and neither do MABS, we help anyone of any nationality affected by cancer. HELPLINE 693 275 779

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