The MABS Cancer Support Foundation is a long-established English-speaking charity providing services to cancer suffers and their families in an area stretching from the south of Valencia province, though the Costa Blanca, Alicante into Murcia and the Costa Cálida, Mar Menor areas. Their stated aim is “To care, comfort and counsel people affected by cancer”.
The charity operates a network of support centres and charity shops, although there are also volunteers operating in areas where there are no shops or centres. Contact the nearest helpline or centre for details. Information on their website is very complete and up to date. Services include: support and conversation for patients and their families; transport and accompaniment to appointments; translating and interpreting; understanding and completing paperwork; mobility equipment prostheses, wigs and other aids; respite care for carers; home help; possible nursing and hospice room access.
There are eight shops in the south Valencia, Costa Blanca and Murcia/Costa Cálida areas: Oliva (Valencia); Muchamiel; Alfaz del Pi; Jara; Javea (Costa Blanca North); Torrevieja (Costa Blanca South); Totana; San Javier (Murcia/Costa Cálida). There are five support centres; Alfaz del Pi; Teulada; Javea (Costa Blanca North) and in Murcia in San Javier and Mazarron (Camposol). See website for details and/or contact the helplines.
|Phone||See website for helpline information in English according to the broad area where you live. There is also an additional number listed for Spanish, German and Dutch speakers speakers. / Consulte el sitio web para obtener más información sobre la línea de atención telefónica en inglés que corresponde a la zona donde vive. También hay números de atención adicionales para los hablantes de español, alemán y holandés.|
|Full address||See their website for Support Centres and Shops on the Costa Blanca and Costa Cálida/Murcia|
|Languages||English spoken, Spanish spoken|
|Type of organisation||Charity / Support Group|