• 15/12/2009

The Conference Centre shows its support for two of Valencia´s institutions

The Valencia Conference Centre has decided to donate part of the money (a total of 3,000 euros) usually spent on Christmas activities to two of Valencia´s charitable organisations.

Firstly, it is taking part in the 365 empresas solidarias (365 Solidarity Companies) campaign organised by the NGO Casa Caridad Valencia. The Centre´s donation will pay for one of the meals provided by Casa Caridad over the festive period. The campaign aims to find 365 companies, each of which will donate 1,500 euros to cover the cost of the 500 meals provided by the institution every day of the year.

Secondly, the Centre´s management has decided to invite its customers, associates and visitors to the Centre´s corporate website to become involved in its efforts. This year, in line with our sustainability principles, the Centre´s Christmas card will again be sent out in digital format. This time however, the Conference Centre is going to donate 1 euro to the NGO Casa Cuna Santa Isabel each time the e-card is forwarded (up to 1,500 euros). The e-card has been posted on the Centre?s website www.palcongres-vlc.com so that anyone wishing to take part in this initiative may do so.

The donations will be presented to Antonio Casanova, Chairman of Casa Caridad Valencia and Sister Aurora Gallego, Director of Casa Cuna Santa Isabel in Valencia, on 23rd December.

The Managing Director of the Conference Centre, José Salinas, says that "we are delighted to be taking part in these initiatives as they give us the opportunity to become involved in the work of Valencia´s charitable institutions. We all have a responsibility to help society´s most disadvantaged groups and the humanitarian work of these two organisations helps us to contribute to improving the society we live in."

About the Valencia Conference Centre
During the eleven years since it opened, the Valencia Conference Centre has hosted over 1,800 events and has welcomed over 1.2 million visitors. Its work has made a significant contribution to the economic and tourist development of the city of Valencia. The Centre has generated over 500 million euros for the city, over 16 times the amount it cost to build.

About Casa Caridad Valencia
Casa Caridad Valencia is a private charitable institution which works to serve a common public interest by providing basic services for homeless people. It currently provides a meal service in its dining room, a hostel, a nursery school, a clothes distribution service, a day centre, hygiene and health programmes and help with finding housing and work. Casa Caridad Valencia helps over 200,000 homeless people each year.

About Casa Cuna Santa Isabel
Casa Cuna Santa Isabel is a not for profit social charity which was set up in Valencia in 1935 by the nuns in the Servants of the Passion religious order. It is a residence for pregnant women and mothers with children under the age of three which is open to any woman who has been physically or psychologically abused, has no family or social support network, and no means of supporting herself financially.