Age Concern, Estepona and Manilva, Visit by British Consul

On the 6th May volunteers from Age Concern had two good reasons, apart from enjoying each other’s company, to get together in the charity’s Drop-In-Centre in Estepona.

EyM 2014 05 pic 1The first was to welcome the British Consul from Malaga, Charmaine Arbouin, and Vice-Consul Rosslyn Crotty, who had been invited to meet some of the people who make the charity ‘tick’ and who do so much for older people in the community.


EyM 2014 05 pic 2Charmaine and Rosslyn talked to the volunteers to learn more about the work done and to further strengthen the link between the Consulate and the charity. The Consulate recognises the important work done by the charity and will ensure that what help they can give will be available.

They also visited the Age Concern shop and were impressed by the quality of the items on sale. Age Concern is grateful for their time and hopes to welcome them back soon.


EyM 2014 05 pic 3The second reason was to receive a cheque for 1000€ from The Duquesa Charitable Society of St. George, an organisation that raises money for charities in the area who help people. The money will be used to enable Age Concern to purchase a new projector system for the Drop-In-Centre. Age Concern is grateful to the Society for their fantastic fund raising efforts. Dean Shelton, President of the Society, presented the cheque to Eileen Dry, President of Age Concern.

Thanks go to the volunteers who came along armed with food to make a fabulous finger buffet enjoyed by all.


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