We work with the Policia Local and Guardia to reduce crime and increase security. If your branch does not have a local co-ordinator please volunteer, there is very little work involved, and if you do not have a branch consider starting one with your neighbours. For information visit our website: www.nhwinspain.com
Royal Marines Association (Costa Blanca)
Not just ex-Royal Marines but ex-Service personnel with an affinity to the Royal Marines. Full programme of social events, menus del dia and annual dinner. A friendly bunch who support other local ex-Service associations and charities. We meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 17.30 at Friends bar in Los Montesinos Contact the Hon Sec on 692 93 86 64.
Stroke Association Spain
Helping people who have suffered strokes and their carers. Offering physical and speech therapy, with two physiotherapists and two qualified nurses (one in mental health), as well as support for carers. Meets three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 13.30 to 16.30 at Benijófar Centro Cultural, Calle Francsico Ribera Pérez, 7. Call Paul on 654 801 260 or see the website: www.strokeassociationspain .org See www.sites.google.com/site/vegabajaastronomy or call Pat Phillips: 96 671 62 11.
Samaritans in Spain
Something weighing heavily on your mind? Don’t know who to talk to? No-one seems to understand? Not sure who to trust? You talk – We Listen. We aim to help you to find a way forward. National free phone number: 900 525 100 open 24-hours a day, every day of the year, staffed by volunteer English speakers ready to listen to anyone facing emotional difficulties in total confidence. Or come to our drop-in centre at our shop in Punta Marina shopping centre, Punta Prima, south of Torrevieja on the N332. samaritansinspain.com
Vega Baja Astronomy Group
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 14.30-16.30 at Casa Tom in San Luis, Torrevieja. No telescope needed, just a keen interest in the cosmos. Everyone welcome, even for a single visit. No fees and no committee.