Red Cross appeal for English speakers

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Red Cross appeal for English speakers
Pedro and Sandie attend the meeting at Orihuela Costa

PEDRO DOMINGUEZ, the Provincial Coordinator for European residents of the Spanish Red Cross (Cruz Roja Española) in Communidad Valencia, was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Orihuela Costa Branch of the Royal British Legion in Mil Palmeras.

Pedro was invited to attend the meeting by the Branch Welfare Officer, Sandie Coates, in order to highlight some of the many services that the organisation can offer to vulnerable British nationals, such as advice and support with accessing social services, help for sufferers of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and practical help for those suffering financial difficulties.

Following his presentation Pedro held a short Q&A session which provoked lively discussion as well as providing lots of information to the many residents in attendance.

Pedro also appealed for English speaking volunteers to work with the Red Cross so they can help their fellow nationals access the support that they may need. He explained that training is provided in English which is the language that volunteers would also operate in, so there is no need for any more than a very basic knowledge of Spanish.

Anyone needing more information on available services or who is interested in volunteering can obtain more information from Pedro by e-mail on pdominguez@cruzroja.es  or by calling him on 678 501 586

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