The new patron, Tom Burns. / SUR

Age Concern Marbella welcomes new patron

One of the charity’s founding members and past president, Tom Burns, has agreed to take on a new role as patron

Tony Bryant
TONY BRYANT

Age Concern Marbella has announced that its past president, Tom Burns, has agreed to be the charity’s patron.

Burns is one of the founding members of the Marbella branch, which also serves San Pedro, and he recently decided to step down from his daily duties, although he will not be retiring completely just yet.

One of his first tasks, together with president Carol Woolnoth, will be to ensure the association’s upcoming Charity Ball in October is a success. The event will be used to raise funds to help pay for the upkeep of Age Concern’s new Social and Activity Centre in San Pedro.

The centre, which was opened with the funds raised at last year’s event, offers social support and activities that encourage healthy and active lifestyles through a range of participatory activities.

Appeal for volunteers

However the president has made an appeal for extra support, pointing out that the association is in need of new volunteers to assist with the day-to-day tasks and activities that the new centre offers its members.

“Please support us, as there are still many lonely, elderly people in need in our community who rely on you and us to make their lives a little bit more happy and less stressful,” she said.

For more information, see www.ageconcernmarbella.com