Costa Blanca residents unite to raise cash, deliver flowers to Covid-19 frontline workers and make protective masks

A GROUP of friends from Alicante have raised almost €800 in just 24 hours after launching a GoFundMe page to raise cash to essentials for the needy in San Vicente del Raspeig.

The solidarity initiative CoVIDAlicante was set up ‘to contribute a grain of sand in the fight against the coronavirus,’ with a target of €5,000.

The group of friends of San Vicente, ATB San Vicente, is supporting the Alicante Red Cross, Caritas San Vicente, and San Vicente del Raspeig Town Hall, and all the donations collected will be used entirely to purchase hygiene, health, pharmaceutical and basic foods for the vulnerable and needy in the town.

The campaign will run until March 31.

Elsewhere in San Vicente, residents have been making protective nose and mouth masks for health and security personnel, among others. Mascarillas Solidarias Sanvi, a group of volunteers, has more than 300 members and receives the material from company donations.

In addition, a florist in the area has been delivering flowers to staff of health centres, council cleaning staff, Local Police, Guardia Civil and other council employees.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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