Although this years annual Summer Market unfortunately had to be cancelled, it is clear to see F.A.C.E. keep giving and their programme of donations will continue as usual.
The F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone, market was to have been held on the 1st July, but has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond the groups control. However it is still business as usual for this busy fundraising organisation in Arboleas, Almeria.
The first of the Summer donations was made recently to M.A.C.S. (Mojacar Area Cancer Support) at the M.A.C.S. shop in Turre. A new mobile clothes rail was donated to M.A.C.S President Elaine Brown and in addition €1,000 was also donated.
The M.A.C.S. shop in Turre was the first shop to open under the M.A.C.S. brand name. Since that shop first opened, three more shops in Mojacar, Huercal Overa and Albox, have also opened. F.A.C.E. has provided support towards the opening of each of the shops. The long term aim of the shops is to raise enough funds that a hospice can be opened somewhere within the Mojacar/Almanzora Valley area, that will be able to support people that suffer from Cancer.
M.A.C.S already supports many Cancer sufferers throughout the region by providing home support and advice, transport, translation services and equipment, and many of its services are provided free of charge to the patient, so the funds raised by the four shops are vital to M.A.C.S’s present commitments as well as to it’s long term aims of opening a hospice.
The Turre shop is now looking a little tired and needs a little bit of love and attention. F.A.C.E. have donated the €1,000 towards a refurbishment of the shop, which hopefully will help the shop to continue to raise funds for Cancer sufferer’s.
Both M.A.C.S. and F.A.C.E. are desperate for more volunteeers to help both organisations to continue their good works. If you would like to become a volunteer for M.A.C.S. and have a few hours a week to spare and feel that you could be of use to the organisation, please call into any one of the M.A.C.S shops where they will be only to pleased to welcome you and answer any questions you may have. If you would like to join the enthusiastic group of Fundraisers that is F.A.C.E. please ring Adele Wrigglesworth (President) on telephone number 667 255 094. For further information on F.A.C.E please take a look at the links in the bio below
Richard B. Tolman
Both Photographs attached – from left to right – M.A.C.S. Shop Volunteeers, Arlene De Ritter, June Watkins and Team Leader Carol McDowel, with M.A.C.S. President Elaine Brown, F.A.C.E. President Adele Wrigglesworth, and F.A.C.E. Committe Members Lorraine Cundy and Zoe West.