Palma.—ACASA – The National Casework Service of Age Concern España – has launched a campaign to ask expatriates across Spain and the Balearics to give what they can this Christmas to help Britons who have hit hard times.

The charity is hoping to raise at least 50'000 euros to support its work, helping the less fortunate in the British community.
The charity has two client bases – people over the age of 50, and those of any age who serve or used to serve in the British Armed Forces, and their families, as ACASA does the work of SSAFA Forces Help in Spain. It helps people overcome problems of poverty, isolation and illness, and assists them with better mixing into the Spanish way of life.

It also helps them access benefits and support, and works to identify charitable grants.
Best presents
Kim Stollard of ACASA said “One of the best presents anyone can give is help for people less fortunate than themselves. We welcome gifts of any size, whatever people feel they can afford, to help people who need advice and help on living in Spain, or about returning to the UK. “Our seventy plus volunteers receive four or five new cases of hardship every week, and hundreds of enquiries a year, and Christmas donations will help us keep up the good work in the New Year.” Recently the charity helped a lady with mobility issues source funds to purchase a mobility scooter. She told us the that the scooter she has named ‘Nellie' has changed her life because she can now go out with her dog or go shopping on her own.

Generous help “We could never have done it without the generous help of the British community. A Christmas donation, whatever its size, will help someone else who is in distress. It's easy to donate just go to our website: www.acespana.org and press the ‘donate' button or contact us at 902 00 38 38 or CCM@acespana.org.”

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