Acompalia Support Group in Castell

A group of enterprising friends has become the first to dedicate its fundraising activities to helping Acompalia, the Granada-based hospice services charity. The group members live in and around the fishing village/resort of Castell de Ferro on the Costa Tropical in Granada region.

Led by their Chairperson, Maureen Sallnow, the group has already raised €750 from rastro market stalls and a summer garden party. They now have several more events planned, including a Music Evening, Race Night and a Quiz. Group members will also sell Acompalia-branded merchandise, including car stickers, T-shirts and pin badges.

Maureen’s husband, David, has taken on the role of Treasurer for the group and colleague, Dave Smith, will organize and promote fundraising activities. Maureen said:

“We have a good number of people here in Castell who want to help and we get on well together. We shall enjoy helping Acompalia and we are all very enthusiastic.”

Tina Emmott, Chairwoman of Acompalia, said she was delighted to welcome the Castell de Ferro group: “Support groups are important members of our fundraising team,” she said. “Their commitment and energy are vital to raise money for Acompalia and we’d love to see more groups joining us for this purpose.”

Tina welcomes further inquiries about Acompalia’s fundraising and how to get involved with this worthwhile cause. Please call her on: 958 784 055 or visit Please visit the Acompalia website at:

Acompalia was launched in 2012 to provide palliative care services to terminally ill patients of all ages and their families, in Granada and the Costa Tropical. The Acompalia team is raising funds towards its first goal; to set up a Telephone Helpline staffed by trained, caring counsellors and nurses.

“When someone is told they have a terminal disease they want to talk as soon as possible to someone who will understand their feelings,” says Tina Emmott, founder and Chairwoman of Acompalia. “By contacting our Helpline, they would be able to get support from a counsellor who understands what they are going through.”

The team is busy with plans for more fundraising events in the coming months, and keen to hear from readers who would like to hold an event of their own in support of Acompalia.

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