By John Smith •
Published: 29 Nov 2023 • 13:11
Raising funds to fight cancer and more
Credit: Mallorca Cancer Support Group
Tuesday December 5 is International Volunteer’s Day, so the Mallorca Cancer Support Group will be holding its last 2023 Cancer Support Meet Up on that day.
The event is open to everyone, Cancer Support members, patients, collaborators, volunteers, and anyone who would like to get to know them, who they are and what they do and the meeting will be held at Cafe Esment in Palmanova from 10am.
The charity will also use the time to thank all of their amazing volunteers for their hard work, and all volunteers who are able to attend will be given a small token of their appreciation.
A year ago the association launched a bridging fund to help those that are suffering financially due to their cancer diagnosis.
Often the sufferer is unable to work and their partner may have to also stop work to care for them on a full time basis.
The Spanish system does provide some help, but to get this first they have to process a Dependencia claim, this can take months, and even when it comes through, depending on the grade awarded they may not receive a lot of financial help.
Social services sometimes are able to offer help with food vouchers or other bills, but not always, this depends a lot on the municipality the person lives in, and even if they do, it can again take a while to process this assistance.
Visit the Mallorca Cancer Support Group website to find out more.
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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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