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Charity refugee rescuers 'face prison' in Italy
Clubs/Charities Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Charity refugee rescuers 'face prison' in Italy

AID workers on a boat seized by Italian authorities could face between four and seven years in jail for 'human trafficking', forcing the charity to seek help from the Spanish government for the first time in its...

Mobile hairdresser's, free coffee shop and gourmet 'Robin Hood Restaurant': Madrid charity helps the homeless restore their dignity
Clubs/Charities Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Mobile hairdresser's, free coffee shop and gourmet...

A CHURCH-RUN charity based in Madrid has launched a mobile hairdresser's, barbershop and shower unit for homeless people and for those who cannot afford a trim and a clean-up. ('Messengers of Peace') says:...

Charity donations up as recession fears fade
Clubs/Charities Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Charity donations up as recession fears fade

According to the latest data, 24.3% of Spanish adults regularly donate to an NGO, a figure that is 4.7 points higher than in December 2014.. "It appears that people have got over the recession, we are about to see a...

Penélope Cruz and Jane Goodall to get awards at Third Millennium Women Forum prizegiving
Clubs/Charities Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Penélope Cruz and Jane Goodall to get awards at Third...

ACTRESS Penélope Cruz has won the Third Millennium Woman Award thanks to her work in directing a documentary about children with leukaemia. She will receive her prize at the Third Millennium Women Forum, from the Happy...

Record-breaking 10,000 Santas run through Madrid
Clubs/Charities Sat, Dec 12, 2015

Record-breaking 10,000 Santas run through Madrid

Ten thousand runners dressed up as Santa Claus ran through the centre of Madrid on Saturday in the 4th official Santa Claus race. There was a record turn-out for this year's event, with women making up 60% of the...

Adventure camp children go missing after being sent to 'find lodgings for the night in exchange for housework'
Clubs/Charities Thu, Jul 18, 2013

Adventure camp children go missing after being sent to...

FOUR children were said to have gone missing for 24 hours at a summer holiday boot-camp. They were part of a group of 16 boys from a club in Barcelona who were on an character-building adventure trip in La Zubia...

Disabled cyclist rides 2,000 kilometres round Spain on a hand-pedalled bike
Clubs/Charities Tue, Dec 25, 2012

Disabled cyclist rides 2,000 kilometres round Spain on a...

A DISABLED man whose leg does not work as a result of a rare hereditary disease is touring the whole of Spain on a hand-bike. Sergio Martín, from Huelva in south-western Spain, is due to start his 2,000-kilometre tour...

Amancio Ortega Foundation donates 20 million euros to charity
Clubs/Charities Thu, Oct 25, 2012

Amancio Ortega Foundation donates 20 million euros to...

The Amancio Ortega Foundation has donated 20 million euros to the international Roman Catholic charity, Cáritas, to provide primary care in the form of food, pharmaceutical aid, housing and school material to...

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