Meeting again on these important dates is, without a doubt, something very special that we all looked forward to with great enthusiasm. But if the meeting is also aimed at a charitable end, magic and emotion multiply.
The night of December 1, Vectalia it resumed the celebration of its traditional “Welcome to Christmas”, in the Maestral Restaurant and with a strict security protocol, after 2020 where the appointment had to be canceled due to the health situation. It’s about a solidarity cocktail that the group carries out every year for the benefit of different associations in the province with specific projects. This year, the goal was improve the living conditions of children with functional diversity … And hey, they have.
The 20,700 euros that were raised among the more than 600 attendees at the cocktail party, have been directly addressed to the project of «Water Therapy Unit» of the Association of Parents with Special Children of the province of Alicante (APNEA).
Thanks to the contribution of all attendees, who made a minimum donation of 25 euros, the association’s dream of having a therapeutic pool tailored to your needs will become a reality very soon.
With this pool, the second «Water Therapy Unit» in Spain will be launched which, using the mechanical properties of water and specific treatment techniques and interventions, it will improve the lives of children and young people with special needs, but also of adults who suffer from any type of physical or cognitive disability.
It is worth highlighting the solidarity shown by the people who could not attend and made their solidarity contribution to Row 0 of the event, almost 2,000 euros.
The meeting was attended by various representatives of political institutions, including the vice president of the Consell and Minister of Equality, Monica Oltra; the Minister of Innovation, Universities, Science and Digital Society, Carolina Pascual; and the mayor of Alicante, Luis Barcala and a good part of the government team. Likewise, there was also a broad representation of public officials from all political formations.
The business world also wanted to collaborate with the cause and were present, among others, the president of the Alicante Chamber of Commerce, Juan Bautista Riera; the general director of the Valencian Association of Entrepreneurs, Diego Lorente; the president of UEPAL, Juan José Sellés; the president of AEFA, Maite Antón; as well as the rector of the University of Alicante, Amparo Navarro and the rector of the Miguel Hernández University, Juan José Ruiz.
The bellea del Foc, the leaders of the unions CCOO and UGT, directors of financial entities, media and several Business, along with representatives of social groups, did not want to miss the event either.
Paloma López, president of APNEA, thanked the “massive presence” of people and highlighted the “responsibility” of all those who came to the Maestral restaurant, highlighting that the “Water Therapy Unit” proposed by the association will be available for other groups that need its services.
More than 30 projects presented
For the fourth year, Vectalia It has involved the different non-profit entities and associations that carry out their activity in the province of Alicante, inviting them to present their projects to the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility department. In this edition, more than 30 projects have been presented, with APNEA being the one finally selected.
With our sights set on 2022, we will have to wait another year to enjoy the very special atmosphere of a new edition of the «Welcome to Christmas».
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.