What’s Going On At Mediterranea This April

March 31, 2011 No Comments

Below we give an overview of the projects that we are currently working on. We run solely on volunteer power so if you would like to find out more or help out with any of these projects you are very welcome, simply call the project leader.

Dignipacks (Leader Nicky Horner tel: 666271872)

Packs of essential items such as soap, shampoo, underpants etc collected, packed and distributed to the roofless of Mallorca. We’re planning the next Dignipacks distribution for Monday 11th April.  All donations of soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, sanitary pads, deodorant, razors, ladies’ panties and socks, men’s underpants and socks, toilet rolls and wet wipes can be dropped off at Dr. Stoma’s surgery or at Planet Space in Son Bugadelles. Any small bottles of shampoo, etc. picked up on your travels would also be very useful.  Adding just a few extra items to your weekly shopping basket can make a huge difference to the homeless of Mallorca.
Some younger members are also planning an initiative in local schools to encourage donations. Nicky can always make use of more pairs of hands, please call her if you have any time to help in April.

Fruit Picking (Leader: Natalie Elfers tel 699614307)

Volunteers meet, have a chat and coffee and then drive together to an orchard to pick fruit for 4th world program Meeting: every Wed 0900 hrs in Café Amadipesment, next to the new medical center in Palmanova, just after you turn off the motorway. Please call Natalie or just turn up to the meeting if you want to find out more, have a chat with other volunteers and enjoy the beautiful Mallorcan countryside.

Fourth World (Leader: Fernanda Canoura Guerra Tel: 659952334)

Volunteers distribute food, using the office space of the Association of Mali in Palma, to people who have somewhere to live but are at risk because they have no source of income. The program also offers English and Spanish lessons. In another initiative volunteers distribute food to the homeless at Zaqueo. The Spanish classes for April until June are looking doubtful.  Anyone willing to teach Spanish for these months would be very welcome and very much appreciated by those learning. Fernanda is always looking for additional help, please call her if you have time in April or would like to help out with the Spanish lessons.

Palma Warehouse (Leader: Jill Witkamp  jill@witkamp-mallorca.com) Jill does a great job in managing Mediterranea’s storage space at Extraspace in Palma.  We store clothes, toys, learning materials and much more. Jill is looking for a couple of volunteers to help her for one morning to reorganize the storeroom and make a stock list. Jill would like to hear from other Mediterranea projects to see if she has anything in store that could be of help. Anyone who wants to leave things in the storeroom can go to the Extraspace warehouse during office hours and ask them to open  our lock up 3024 and place items in the middle (as the sign says), otherwise please contact Jill to arrange a time to meet her there.

Race Night at Papi’s Bar, Palmanova 2 Apr 19.30 hrs, opposite Banco Santander (Leader: Pat Shawcross tel:616781190 pmshawxes@yahoo.co.uk) Guaranteed to be a great night, all welcome.  Raising funds for Mediterranea.  Pat still needs some raffle prizes; the help of volunteers for the night would be great also.

QUIZ NIGHT AND RAFFLE DRAW at SUNDOWNERS on the 7th of April, in Puerto Portals. 7:30pm.  Leader: Karl Duerden  620104673
Sponsors: Dunns, Wellies, O’Neals, Nice Price, Lady Telecom, The French Coffee Shop, Nauti Parts, B29, Advance Car Hire, Ooh La La, Pickabilly, Kariba, The Venue, Mallorca Clothing Company, Crompton Opticians, Sundowners, Bodhanna, Real Homes, K&M Maritime, Express Lube, Kompas, La Opera, E3, World of Wine, etc, etc.

30th April Golf Tournament at Son Vida & Award Dinner Moods Contact Mr Dan Marsh tel: 616529111 dan@wgehorses.co.uk

We have been approached by Mr Dan Marsh, a newcomer to the island, who is organizing this Golf Tournament and has kindly offered to raise money for Mediterranea.  If you would like more information about this event or would like to join the golf tournament please visit the website www.handofhussain.com or contact Dan. Interesting note: Hussain is referring to the famous English cricketer who donated his glove to the association which was made into a trophy and used as an award for the tournaments.

Europe Day (Leader: Diane Oatley tel 971 138190 / 667498955 vitalforce2000@gmail.com)

Calvia Fair, sea front Palmanova to celebrate 1957 Treaty of Rome that brought what is now European Union into being. Over 100 stores. Meeting: 14 Apr 1030 in La Colmena/Beehive,Palmanova To discuss Mediterranea stall, goods to sell, sponsorships, membership table etc.  Volunteers welcome, please call Diane.

BIS Pirates Party 28 May (Leader: Jackie Evans tel 609421073) This party will be held at the school in order to raise funds for Mediterranea. Although this is a May event we publish it now as Jackie will be looking for volunteers in April to assist with the preparation of a stall for the event.

Ethiopia (Leader Victoria Baldo email: haldala@yahoo.es) Supporting schools in Akaki region of Ethiopia Current project in need of support: Learning Toys for the Blind Volunteers needed for handicraft work.

Ghana (Leader Michael Stoma email: mediterranea.ong@gmail.com)

Supporting small regional hospital Current project in need of support: Physiotherapists needed to set up new physio dept.

Sponsorships (Leader: Ana Calvo tel: 616686577  Email:apadrinamediterranea@gmail.com)

Desperately poor children in need of personal sponsorship to provide small but long term financial support.

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