The charity that helps elderly members of the British community here in Mallorca is a well-established and fully functioning social service that helps keep people active and sociable. Its activities are wide and varied and include everything from a Royal Tea party to an evening at the Ballet, from afternoon tea to weekends away. But it is the work that goes on behind the scenes that makes this charity such a veritable cause. As president, Jackie Codd told TOTN, “a lot goes unmentioned because we cannot disclose what we do for our clients due to
confidentiality and data protection laws. We deal with very vulnerable adults whose situations cannot be mentioned in the press, we work with the welfare services of the hospital and the town halls not to mention the British consulate, all this work is done behind the scenes and helps numerous people.”
After 18 years working for Age Concern, the last 10 as its President, Jackie has just been recognized at the highest order, she has been given the British Empire Medal for services to the British Community in the Balearic Islands. “I was lost for words, and that is hard,” says Jackie, “I was absolutely astounded, so honoured, I could not believe it.” Jackie added, “Without the help of my team of volunteers and everyone in the institutions, hospitals, etc I would not have been able to help all these people over the years, so a big thank you to them as well.” Congratulations Jackie and keep up the excellent work!