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Madrugada Opens New Support Centre

Madrugada President Carol Spires (left) with Sr.ª Presidente Dr.ª Maria Joaquina de Matos, Presidente of Lagos CamaraMadrugada, the charitable association which provides care and support for people affected by life limiting illness, hosted a large number of members, volunteers and dignitaries on Saturday 17th November, at the official inauguration of its new Support Centre in Luz.

Sr.ª Presidente Dr.ª Maria Joaquina de Matos, Presidente da Câmara Municipal de Lagos unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion. In her remarks, she described the Centre as a wonderful ‘cosy space’ that will be a Madrugada Support Centre Inauguration Daysignificant addition to palliative provision in the region. It is obvious, she commented, that the hard work and generosity of all involved in making the Centre a reality is testament to the commitment of the Association to the well-being of the whole community. She concluded by saying she looks forward to Madrugada expanding its activities further and to Câmara Municipal de Lagos playing a supporting role in this journey.

Long-term supporter British Vice-Consul, Clive Jewell attended the opening and said he was delighted that after many years, Madrugada now has a permanent base from which it can grow and reach more individuals with its wonderful work.

The Madrugada Support Centre is located at 44 Rua Direita, Praia da Luz. The Centre is at ground floor level with ample parking and only a short walk from the Madrugada charity shop, Encore. Counselling, therapeutic and creative activities, complementary therapies, advice and education are available. These complement Madrugada’s free home based ‘end of life’ palliative nursing care service.

In her concluding remarks, Madrugada President, Carol Spires added her thanks and shared with the audience that this very busy year for the Association, which has already seen a new Homestore open in Lagoa, will culminate on 7th December with the relocation of the Luz Homestore to wonderful new premises in Lagos, located just opposite Lagos Veterinary Clinic.

If you feel you would benefit from Madrugada services or you would like to volunteer to help with its work, why not call the Madrugada team on 282 761 375 or drop in to the centre to chat about how you can get involved.