Support our Charity of the Month

Our Lent Charity is Debra - Piel Mariposa   (Butterfly Skin)

A Butterfly skin is very delicate, as anyone who has accidentally touched a Butterfly wing knows; the wing can easily break rendering the beautiful insect unable to fly.

 

Sadly, there are currently 306 children in Spain who suffer from a similar, rare genetic condition; their skin breaks easily, leaving open sores with a high risk of infection. The medical name for this disorder is: Epidermollosis bullosa. However,  there is a charity working to bring relief and support to children and their families affected by this tragic condition.

 

During the Covid-19 pandemic, this Marbella based charity has suffered from a massive drop in donations - 80% to be exact, - meaning the care team which provides this support has been tightly stretched. The team is made up of two psychologists, five nurses and three social workers who have to travel the length and breadth of Spain to visit the families. They work through hospitals and are able to advise and support families right from birth, but you can imagine how difficult this has been throughout the Covid pandemic.

 

Debra - Piel Mariposa -  (Debra - Butterfly Skin ) is the only charity in the country to support families living with this disease. The charity has a shop in Marbella, selling new and second hand goods and gifts, but limited movement through lockdown has meant the fund raising has been severely affected. 

 

For more information and to see how the children are affected, please visit: www.pieldemariposa.es and consider how much you would like to give to support this worthwhile organisation.

If you would like to support this charity, please make use of your usual bank transfers details – marking your donation with the reference ‘C-of-month’. Euro or Sterling cheques will also be most welcome. You can also use the Donate form on this page and give in your preferred currency.

There will also  be retiring collections during Lent for the work of this charity  ~ thank you for your support.

Please donate to support our Charity of the Month

Donations support the ministry of the Anglican Chaplaincy of St Andrew, Costa del Sol East. 

Registered as a charitable organisation in Spain. NIF R2900043G

Chaplain - Fr Nigel Stimpson. Tel: (0034) 608 403 024 Home: 952 472 140  Email: vicar.costadelsol@gmail.com

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