Tilt­ing to­wards pro­gess

Costa Levante News - - SOCIAL SCENE -

HELP of De­nia and Ma­rina Alta and the Teu­lada Mo­raira Lions Club get to­gether again to pur­chase two new spe­cial TILT shower com­mode chairs for Hos­pi­tal La Pe­dr­era, De­nia. The chairs en­able the pa­tient to be taken into the shower and to be tilted back to ease show­er­ing whilst main­tain­ing the pa­tient se­cure. The chair has a curved head rest and is es­pe­cially for stroke vic­tims and pa­tients with very lit­tle or no up­per body use.

The hos­pi­tal ap­proached HELP Pres­i­dent, Can­dida Wright to see if the as­so­ci­a­tion could help to buy one of these chairs. Since the hos­pi­tal would be shar­ing the chair be­tween wards she de­cided to ask the Teu­lada Mo­raira Lions to see if they would like to help too and they re­sponded very quickly to her re­quest with a big, Yes. So two chairs in­stead of one are now in place.

Hos­pi­tal La Pe­dr­era, was the lo­cal hos­pi­tal for all of the Ma­rina Alta and By Jack Troughton Thrill-seek­ers Olly Pe­grum and Nick Cole­man de­cided their sky-div­ing ad­ven­ture should also ben­e­fit a Costa Blanca charity – and the jump raised €2,215 for Can­cer Care Javea.

The es­tate agents, col­leagues at the Mo­raira of­fice of Hamil­tons of Lon­don, trav­elled to Castel­lon to sky dive this sum­mer and have since been busy col­lect­ing money from spon­sors.

Olly pre­sented a cheque to Can­cer Care vol­un­teers and was promised the money would be good use help­ing can­cer pa­tients and back­ing re­search into the disease.

Thank­ing the pair for their ef­forts, Joyce Glenn, act­ing pres­i­dent of the charity, said: “You did an ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic job and we can guar­an­tee it will be well-spent on things that help peo­ple.”

She said the charity now had a pro­fes­sional nurse based at De­nia Hos­pi­tal help­ing pa­tients with ques­tions and to over­come any lan­guage bar­rier; had just pur­chase treat­ment chairs for med­i­cal cen­tres and had spent €4,000 on spe­cial­ist creams to help soothe painful skin com­plaints caused by ra­dio­ther­apy.

Olly re­vealed he had al­ways wanted to sky- dive and col­leagues had paid for Nick’s jump as a birth­day present.

“On the day I was a lit­tle scared, I had been all right up un­til then,” he said. “But once you are back down, you just want to go up again.

“Nick re­ally en­joyed it as well; it was his 40th and he wanted to do some­thing spe­cial, and we both de­cided to do it for a good cause; we had a look at char­i­ties in the area and saw what you were do­ing.”

And Olly said he now wanted to com­plete a bungee jump. “It’s some­thing else I have al­ways wanted to do.”

Andy Daw­son (Lions), Cather­ine Perez Pinto (Vice Pres­i­dent HELP), Brian Clark (Lions), Aileen Mor­gan (HELP), Peter John­son (Lions), Julie Day (HELP) Dra Phys­io­ther­apy Dra., Dr. Jaume Mor­era (La Pe­dr­era Di­rec­tor), Can­dida Wright (Pres­i­dent HELP), Dra, Phys­io­ther­apy.



The TILT chairs which cost €850 each

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