The Latest from HAH Mar Menor

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The annual AGM for HAH Help at Home (Mar Menor) was held last Tuesday March 5th. Founded in September 2010, this charity has gone from strength to strength which was reflected in the figures presented by HAH Clinical Lead, Lynda Christopher to the attending volunteers. Lynda said that “since inception just 30 months ago we have helped 619 clients who were struggling to cope with a whole variety of illnesses, the youngest being just 6 months, the eldest 96 years.  This figure also includes calls asking for medical advice.    Along with our Care team, we spent 19,280 hours in the community, which averages out at 31.4 hours per client.  Obviously some of our clients needed more help than others.  This year we purchased more mobility equipment, including 10 wheelchairs, commodes, and walkers which are loaned FREE to our clients, and to date, 217 clients have benefitted from this service. We have also helped many nationalities (English speaking) and have also been involved with the re-patriation of 3 clients.  We cannot thank our volunteers enough for all their help”. Following the AGM/Volunteers meetings, a cheque for 3.000€ was presented to HAH treasurer, Bill Hulse by the immediate past master of The Luz de Murcia (Masonic Lodge) Paul Eburne. Presenting the cheque Paul said, “As president of HAH I am delighted that the bulk of the money raised during my year (2012) as Worshipful Master of the Lodge is going to HAH, and that we have also given 500€ to El Buen Samaritano and donated to the Masonic Charity fund of Murcia who supported the University of Murcia Christmas Children’s Charity appeal, Caritas Christmas Food appeal and the Lorca appeal”. HAH still need more volunteers, especially for the care team.  Common sense and a desire to help those struggling to cope is what you need, and any hours given, will be to suit you. For details, please email helpathomespain@gmail.com or telephone Lynda on 633 673 034 or Lesley, 968 134 978.

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