By John Smith • 08 February 2020 • 10:21
Presentation of the cheque
Credit: La Cala de Mijas Lions
THE La Cala de Mijas Lions welcomed eight members of APAFFER to their Charity Shop La Cala de Mijas in order to make a financial presentation.
APAFFER, (Asocoación de Pacientes con Fibromialgia Fatiga Crónica y otras Enfermedades Reumatticas), is an association for sufferers of Fibromyalgia, which is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.
Researchers believe that the fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way the brain processes pain signals and most sufferers are women although until recently, many doctors refused to accept that it was a genuine illness.
Lions’ president, Anita Humphrey, presented a cheque for €1162.50 to the president of Apaffer, Mercedes Gouzalez Estevez, which will enable the purchase of a special machine which will provide relief from rheumatic pain.
Further details about the La Cala de Mijas Lions and details of future events can be found by visiting the Lions Charity Shop at 12 Calle Torremolinos, La Cala de Mijas which is open six days a week from 10am to 2pm.
For more information or to become a Friend of the Lions for €10 a year, call 637 185 533.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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