While on a trip to Madrid, Fr Louis met Helen Weir, Chief Executive of the charity, Age in Spain, together with Margaret Mackay, a trustee of the charity.

They were attending a reception at the British Embassy to mark the departure of the Ambassador and his wife, who in turn wanted to express their thanks to representatives of the British community here in Spain.

Age in Spain and the Anglican church have areas of interest in common. Both are concerned with the welfare of the English speaking community, both rely heavily on volunteer support, and both recognise the value of working in partnership with others. Meeting at the reception provided the opportunity to compare experiences, share ideas and open a dialogue to look for areas of possible collaboration.

Age in Spain is the first national charity in Spain to be dedicated to the welfare of English-speaking older people. To learn more visit their website here

In the photo from left to right, Margaret MacKay, Age in Spain trustee, Fr Louis, Helen Weir, Age in Spain Chief Executive