Iceland, San Javier has nominated MABS Murcia/Mar Menor as its charity for 2011, and has already kick-started their sponsorship in the lead-up to Christmas by raising a massive amount of 3694.06€. MABS volunteers were on hand to pack customers’ shopping, for a small donation, in the weeks before Christmas Eve and Iceland provided lots of great prizes for a Grand Christmas Draw. Martin Lawrence, from Customer Service, was tasked with selling the tickets and exceeded his personal target of 1500€ by bringing in an incredible 2200€. On Christmas Eve, young Lauryn McReynolds helped to draw the prizes, which included a halogen oven, a luxury hamper and lots of festive goodies.
“I am amazed at how well our first event with Iceland has gone” commented Janet Bell, MABS Fundraising Co-ordinator. “Russell and his staff have pulled out all the stops to raise a fantastic amount for us and they have really embraced the spirit of fundraising. All our fundraisers enjoyed working with the Iceland team and are really looking forward to their next event.”
Russell and Janet have lots of ideas for the coming year, including an Easter Egg Hunt, and we are sure to be seeing Team Iceland entering the fourth MABS Race for Life on 13 November in Los Alcázares. Keep checking the MABS website www.mabsmurcia.com and the local press for details of upcoming events.
MABS Murcia/Mar Menor Director, Lyn Baines, added “We are honoured that Iceland has chosen to sponsor our charity and it’s an absolute pleasure to work with such a supportive group of people. Our volunteers did a great job packing bags and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience.“
MABS Murcia/Mar Menor helps all people in the Murcia/Mar Menor area who are affected by cancer, providing drivers, translators, information leaflets, equipment, a listening ear, or a shoulder to lean on. If you want to volunteer, donate or you need help, you can contact MABS on 693 275 779 or visit their website: www.mabsmurcia.com