The Marina Alta and the entire Costa Blanca do their bit for Ukraine

UKRAINE DONATION: Vicente Arques with Encuentros Empresariales members Photo credit: Alfaz town hall

TOWN halls, associations and private individuals throughout the Costa Blanca have  joined forces to help war-stricken Ukraine.

In the Marina Baja, the Encuentros Empresariales association mobilised the entire area to collect and later send to Ukraine basic supplies of medicines, non-perishable food, clothing and optical items.

One trailer would set out on March 10, announced Encuentros Empresariales members Silvio Monroy and Antonio Alcaraz.

“All the town halls in the area have offered their collaboration and we have 10 people in two warehouses packing and labelling everything,” Alcaraz said beforehand, explaining that the donation would go directly to its destination without needing any intermediary.

“You can’t imagine the amounts that are being donated,” he added, while admitting that he felt “inundated” owing to people’s generosity.

Alcaraz also revealed that he was on familiar ground, as he owns a business in the zone: “Once the first trailer returns, we shall load up a second,” he said.

Alfaz’s mayor, Vicente Arques, like all other Marina Alta mayors, pledged to do all he could to help, pointing out that Encuentros Empresariales had already demonstrated what it could do during the pandemic.

“From a small Alfaz workshop they produced 1,800 face shields that were distributed in hospitals and health centres throughout Spain and even abroad,” Arques said.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]