In response to a tragic situation earlier in the year a number of local residents have come together to form the BuddyUp (Manilva) Community Support Group, a ‘befriending’ group to provide support, comfort and a point of contact for people facing a variety of challenges.
The BuddyUp group is coordinated by Marguerite Wilkins, and already has a number of members signed up.
Working closely with other local charities and organisations, including the Duquesa Charitable Society of St George, Age Concern, Estepona and Manilva, Citizens’ Advice, Cudeca, Social Services, etc., the group aims to provide support and advice for the elderly, disabled, those who have recently lost a partner, single parents, divorcees, the socially excluded, people that are new to the area, in fact anyone who might need someone to talk to or just pointing in the right direction.
BuddyUp volunteers work in pairs and have access to a wide range of resources to call upon depending on the needs of those they are assisting.
If you would like to get involved in this valuable social initiative then contact Marguerite “Maggie” Wilkins by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the group’s Facebook page @buddyupmanilva
The BuddyUp Group is funded by the Duquesa Charitable Society of St George as part of its commitment to social infrastructure.