1st Charity dinner 2011 | PortAventura Fundació

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Fundació PortAventura dedicates its 1st Charity dinner to those affected by cerebral palsy


More than 750 people attended this event held on 8th September to raise funds for the Provincial Cerebral Palsy Association’s music therapy project.

On 8th September the PortAventura Foundation held its 1st Charity Dinner and raised the sum of 56,224 Euros that will be used to fund the APPC (Provincial Cerebral Palsy Association) music therapy project to be implemented in “La Muntanyeta” Special Education School in Tarragona. Foundation spokespeople were very satisfied with the outcome of this evening, which forms part of their objectives to support children and young people at risk of exclusion. Ramón Marsal, president of the PortAventura Foundation thanked “sponsors, collaborators, companies and all those attending for their great support”, which resulted in funds raised that far exceeded the organisation’s expectations.

 1st Charity Dinner

The event was attended by over 750 people from Tarragona’s political, institutional, business and social spheres.  On an institutional level guests included Josep Poblet, president of Tarragona Council; Pere Granados, Mayor of Salou; Joaquím Nin, member of the Generalitat autonomous parliament; Ramón Inglés, government subdelegate and Albert Abelló, president of Tarragona Chamber of Commerce.

Also present were the senior executives of the PortAventura Foundation, Ramón Marsal, executive of General de Alquiler de Maquinaria, S.A and of PAESA; Carlo Umberto Bonomi, from Investindustrial; Francesc Bellavista, executive of PortAventura Entertainment, S.A. (PAESA) on behalf of Criteria Caixacorp; Sergio Feder, chair of PAESA’s board of directors and Iván Cervantes, Enduro world champion.

The MC and entertainer for the event was the well-known Sexta TV reporter Enric Company, who livened up a fundraising auction and raffle for prizes contributed by PortAventura’s collaborating companies.  All proceeds from these activities and from attendance at the dinner will go towards the music therapy project.

Music Therapy Project

The aim of this project is to provide music-based therapy intended to stimulate cognitive skills, mobility, improve mood and communication of patients, with particular emphasis on non-verbal communication.  This year’s project will allow treatment to be given to more than 100 sufferers.

The APPC took its first steps in the field of music therapy five years ago.  As well as promoting physical and neurological well-being, music therapy is an enjoyable and social activity that allows patients to have fun with other young people affected by cerebral palsy.