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Portal de la Marina Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

Financial support for healthcare equipment

As a priority, from the shopping center and in collaboration with the Ondara City Council (Social Welfare and Mayor’s Office), we want to help those families that need it the most, by

donating money to buy healthcare equipment.

Portal de la Marina Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

Portal de la Marina Shopping Centre

Also in collaboration with Ondara Town Council (Social Welfare and Mayor’s Office) has been made the custom purchase for families of Ondara in difficult situation. This initiative provides assistance to the most disadvantaged and poor families on the basis of a list of needs according to their priorities, in collaboration with the hypermarket located in the shopping centre.

Portal de la Marina Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

Tablet donation

CSR effort in collaboration with Ondara Town Council (Social Welfare and Mayor’s Office). Donation of tablets for “Nuestra Señora De La Soledad” care home, to help the elderly stay in touch with their families.

Lagoh Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

Hope Museum

Lagoh has created the first ever Hope Museum, where the exhibits are literally priceless: collaboration with Andalusian research into tackling COVID-19. At this unique virtual museum, everyone is invited to upload their exhibit to go on display. For every exhibit uploaded, Lagoh

will donate €1 to the Andalusia Regional Government’s Progress and Health Foundation for its research into finding an effective treatment for COVID-19. Once this campaign comes to an end, a physical museum will be erected at the shopping centre to display the main exhibits from the virtual museum. The general public will be able to visit the museum by making a donation to the cause. With their donation, their visit will form part of the museum’s final exhibit, a masterpiece created by everyone who visits us.

Gran Vía de Vigo Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

Parking for healthcare professionals

Gran Vía de Vigo shopping centre has joined the initiative launched by Carrefour, by reserving parking spaces for the sole use of healthcare professionals. The aim is to help and support these amazing people whose work has been so crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gran Vía de Vigo Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

Our Greatest Heroes

As a token of appreciation to all of our frontline healthcare professionals for their hard work and dedication during this crisis, we are giving away two tickets for a film screening to the first 100 key workers who visit Gran Vía de Vigo once the lockdown is lifted and the shopping centre reopens. To win an evening at the cinema, they will simply need to report to the Customer Service Desk.

Gran Vía de Vigo Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

No Child Should Miss Their Birthday

We don’t want any child to miss out on celebrating their birthday during this difficult time, especially those who are in less fortunate situations. This is why we have decided to give away special birthday packs to four shelters around the city: Fundación Meniños, Asociación de ayuda social Berce, Aldeas Infantiles and Arela Casas de Acogida. Birthday packs containing party decorations, a goodie bag, piñata and a packet of gumdrops to share with all the other children. In total, we will give out 100 birthday packs, with 25 for each organisation.

Gran Vía de Vigo Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

Donation of Tablets to Alvaro Cunqueiro Hospital

To make COVID-19 patients’ stay in hospital just that little bit better, Gran Vía de Vigo will donate four tablets for their use. It will donate a further four tablets to the Bicos de Papel Association for children that have also been admitted to this hospital.

Gran Vía de Vigo Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

Charitable Donation to the Casa de la Caridad shelter in O Berbés

The As Termas shopping centre collaborated with the Military Emergencies Unit offering the shopping centre’s facilities to the unit to set up a temporary base in Lugo. As Termas also produced a video to send a message of hope and support to the people of the Lugo city and province during the COVID-19 lockdown.

As Termas Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

Collaboration with the Military Emergencies Unit

The As Termas shopping centre collaborated with the Military Emergencies Unit offering the shopping centre’s facilities to the unit to set up a temporary base in Lugo. As Termas also produced a video to send a message of hope and support to the people of the Lugo city and province during the COVID-19 lockdown.

As Termas Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

Collaborations

The As Termas shopping centre collaborated with the Red Cross and Lugo City council, by donating essential goods to the municipal homeless shelter. Another worthy cause included its collaboration with Lugo University Hospital’s human welfare services and its donation of enough foodstuffs to provide 300 breakfasts for the university’s A&E and ICU staff. Lastly the shopping centre also collaborated with the platform Coronavirus Makers Lugo – that makes

emergency healthcare equipment to donate to hospitals, health centres, care homes and other at-risk groups – by setting up a delivery and pick-up point for the goods at the As Termas shopping centre.

El Rosal Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

Children and the easing of the lockdown

El Rosal is collaborating on a project to raise awareness regarding the use of face masks among children. The speech therapist and educational expert at the Real Fundación Hospital de la Reina foundation created the story “El Equipo Tierra” (The Earth Team) to explain the situation

we are currently facing to children, focusing on the use of face masks as the lockdown measures start to be gradually eased. The story, aimed at infant school children, will be published digitally and sent to schools in the region (reaching approx. 8,000-10,000 children). The story is illustrated by Asier Vera, a local artist that is very well-known for his graffiti art at the national level and that has received various accolades.

El Rosal Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

Lockdown communication channel

Since the lockdown first started, El Rosal has remained active on social media, informing and encouraging its followers, publicising local community initiatives and helping to substitute the leisure time that people spend in the shopping centre with virtual entertainment.

El Rosal Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

Preparation of Albergue Peregrinos (Pilgrims hostel)

Care for homeless people was included in the municipal contingency plan for the situation caused by the COVID-19 health crisis. Following the city council’s appeal for help, El Rosal bought all the bedding required and took care of the laundry costs of Albergue Peregrino (a pilgrims hostel).

El Rosal Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

School collaborations

One of the roles of El Rosal amid this crisis is to publicise the initiatives that are being carried out in our community. El Rosal contacted various schools within its catchment area to offer them the opportunity of sending them messages that they wanted to pass on to their pupils so that we could publish them via social media in order to reach a larger public.

Ánecblau Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

City council social services

Ànec Blau contacted the city council to explore the possibilities of collaborating on various initiatives implemented,

including the following:

  • Aid with educational and digital resources, so that children can keep up with home schooling
  • Child food grants, to replace the lack of free school meals.
Ánecblau Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

Free delivery

During the state of emergency, Mercadona suspended its home-delivery service, however, thanks to an agreement between the management of Anecblau and Mercadona, the supermarket is carrying out a weekly delivery of groceries for the charity Cáritas Castelldefels.

Ánecblau Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

Disinfection of vehicles

Ever since the start of the crisis, supermarket and pharmacy staff have been working on the front line, and as such we wanted to offer them something in return by way of complementary services. For example, the car washing facilities offer free vehicle disinfection for employees that are still working.

Albacenter Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

COVID-19 Announcement

On 12 March 2020, the Spanish Government declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 health crisis. As such, the company initially announced the partial closure of the centre, however, it announced its full closure three days later on 15 March. The aim was to inform all customers of the temporary closure of all businesses at the centre, with the centre reaching almost 28,000 people via social media.

Albacenter Shopping Centre
COVID-19 Initiative

Painting competition

In order to contribute to the community of Albacete in the face of the crisis caused by the COVID-19, the Albacenter shopping centre organized a painting competition for teenagers under the theme “Full of people in the streets of Albacete”. For each one of the drawings received the centre will donate a quantity of sanitary material to the Municipal Police of Albacete. In addition, the three finalists of the contest will receive shopping cards to spend at

the centre and their paintings will be displayed once the activity is resumed.

Portal de la Marina Shopping Centre

Blood Donation Marathon

On 13 February, in partnership with Valencia’s Regional Blood Transfusion Centre, we put an unused room at the Portal de la Marina shopping centre to good use by transforming it into a dedicated space for giving blood.

Portal de la Marina Shopping Centre

Charity Races

The Portal de la Marina shopping centre was proud to sponsor two charity races in aid of cancer research.

Sponsorship funds of €500 went to support the race in Benidoleig, which also benefited from a publicity boost thanks to Portal de la Marina’s communications channels (advertising slots, social media, press, etc.). By getting the word out, we helped encourage as many people as possible to take part.

The second event was a sponsored walk that took place in Dénia on 7 April. The shopping centre supported the initiative with a contribution of €1,500. Again, we helped raise the profile of the event by publicising it through the centre’s communication channels and social media platforms. Portal de la Marina also lent its support to a “12 marathons in 12 months” challenge: Esperança 506. We’re backing Carlos Siscar, a runner who set himself the challenge of running 506 km in one year, with sponsorship money going towards cancer research.

Portal de la Marina Shopping Centre

Solidarity Rally

Once again, this April we teamed up with other sponsors to support the Solidarity Rally in aid of communities in the Moroccan Sahara. Team Tronquet 71 Portal de la Marina, gave their all to the Maroc Challenge, finishing the race in first place. It was a car packed to the roof with hope, medicines and school supplies for the most underprivileged desert communities.

Meanwhile, the shopping centre hosted an exhibition to introduce visitors to this very worthwhile initiative, displaying photographs from the race and showcasing the charitable work it makes possible.

Gran Vía de Vigo Shopping Centre

Collaboration with APAMP (Vigo Association of Families of People with Cerebral Palsy)

The Gran Vía de Vigo shopping centre co-hosts an annual photographic exhibition aimed at raising awareness and understanding of cerebral palsy. This year’s selection could be enjoyed between 20 February and 6 March.

Gran Vía de Vigo Shopping Centre

Donation Collection

We have set up two collection points within the shopping centre, where visitors can donate blankets, animal feed, sand and newspapers to support the work of seven animal welfare charities. So far this year, our customers have donated 300 kg of everyday essentials.

Gran Vía de Vigo Shopping Centre

Carnival

Children aged between 2 and 12 put on their best fancy dress with the chance of taking home a prize at our costume competition, all for a good cause. Each entrant made a donation of €10, allowing us to raise a total of €1,200 for three different charities:

  • Down Vigo
  • Federación Gallega de Enfermedades Raras
  • Autismo Vigo
Gran Vía de Vigo Shopping Centre

GV Sundays

Every Sunday, families can enjoy a free show in the main theatre at GV cinemas — all they need to do is make a donation to the Vigo Food Bank. In 2018, we collected more than 2000 kg of goods; this year, we’re hoping to smash that figure.

Gran Vía de Vigo Shopping Centre

A Space for Giving

In May, we introduced our Space for Giving (Espacio Solidario), offering charities and NGOs the chance to run a stand at the Gran Vía de Vigo shopping centre. Throughout the year, we worked with them on various campaigns aimed at promoting and raising awareness of charitable causes.

Gran Vía de Vigo Shopping Centre

Silent Party

Gran Vía de Vigo got its groove on at its very first charitable silent party.

This free, family-friendly event took place on 12 July on the shopping centre’s landscaped roof. Three DJs took to the decks without making a sound, with partygoers enjoying the beats through headphones.

Entry was limited to 200, with all ages welcome. A total of €1,100 was raised for the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) (€5 entry fee, plus €100 from the costume competition held during the event).

Gran Vía de Vigo Shopping Centre

Puddle Jumping

There was great fun to be had at the First World Charity Puddle Jumping Championship.

Taking part in the first ever charitable event of its kind was completely free, as we declared ourselves the Spanish Puddle Jumping Association. The goal was to assert our right to reclaim the wonder of childhood. We created a spectacular space centred around a 3 x 2 m puddle, complete with mud and a splash-o-metre to help the jury pick the winners. Visitors also had the chance to enjoy live music, courtesy of the band Broken Peach.

Gran Vía de Vigo Shopping Centre

Charity Casting

For the third year, we held a charity casting session to select the stars of the Autumn/Winter edition of our CSR magazine. This year, we were looking for dynamic duos willing to lend their faces to a worthy cause. The event was a great success, attracting 61 pairs of entrants. A total of €500 was raised for AECC, with a further €200 donated by the shopping centre.

Gran Vía de Vigo Shopping Centre

Blind Date

Throughout the year, the Gran Vía de Vigo shopping centre presented three cooking demos, each on a different culinary theme, with the aim of encouraging visitors to make a donation to local food banks. Overall, we collected over 220 kg of donations, thanks to the 2 kg “entry charge” for those wishing to attend.

The final event took the form of a “blind date”, with participants challenged to guess the various recipes and products on offer by relying on certain senses (smell, touch and taste).

El Rosal Shopping Centre

Project Wonderful

Launched by Lar España, this event was conceived as a way to foster innovation. Companies and entrepreneurs were invited to present their projects in three different categories:

  • Innovative solutions for stores and shopping centres
  • Innovative businesses or stores
  • Start-ups and innovative projects in any field
El Rosal Shopping Centre

Co-working Workshops

El Rosal shopping centre is home to the ADISBIER Association (the El Bierzo Association for People with Disabilities) head office, which runs regular workshops in the centre’s dedicated co-working space. Each Wednesday in September and October they offered basketmaking workshops, with all places quickly snapped up. Previous workshops have included sessions on literature and disability and on ability and culture.

El Rosal Shopping Centre

Ponferrada Basketball Club

El Rosal played host to an exciting three-a-side basketball tournament. More than 100 youngsters from all across the local area enjoyed a full day of sport and friendly competition. Matches took place from morning until evening, with a break in the middle of the day to allow families to enjoy a meal together, before the prize-giving ceremony at 8 pm.

El Rosal Shopping Centre

Escapararte

El Rosal has been transformed into an art gallery to help raise the profiles of local artists. The Escapararte exhibition can be found on the upper floor of the shopping centre. It’s a special place where local artists of all kinds can showcase their work and visitors can enjoy an artistic interlude. Exhibitions will rotate every two months in order to promote the greatest range of artists.

El Rosal Shopping Centre

Donar es de Cine

Twice a year, the El Rosal shopping centre teams up with the El Bierzo and Laciana Blood Donors’ Association to encourage visitors to give blood. A donation point is set up outside the shopping centre, and every donor is rewarded with a free cinema ticket. This year, 992 donors came forward to help the campaign.

Ánecblau Shopping Centre

Salva 1 Huella

At the Ánec Blau shopping centre, we have a monthly visit from the charity Salva 1 Huella, dedicated to rehoming abandoned dogs. Over the course of 2019, we collected more than 90 kg of dog food and €2,339.10 in cash; what’s more, we helped 11 pooches find a new home. At Ánec Blau, we’re serious about being pet friendly!

Albacenter Shopping Centre

Festival of Colour

Albacenter was popping with colour at the third edition of this vibrant event. After generating a real buzz on social media, the festival of colour raised €1,500 in entry fees for ACEPAIN, an Albacete cancer research organisation.

Albacenter Shopping Centre

Cosas de Humanos

Antonio Rodenas launched his new book, “Cosas de Humanos”, at an event in aid of the fight against Parkinson’s Disease held in the Activity Room. In attendance were the President of the Parkinson’s Association, Lola Játiva, and local Councillor for Social Action, Justo Fernández (also President of Discap-ab). They were joined by presenter María García (Head of esRadio) and influencer Lola Muños, both appearing free of charge.

Albacenter Shopping Centre

Jornadas Concilia

A number of projects and initiatives were organised on a not-for-profit basis in order to support public education and awareness in relation to human rights and the struggle for real equality of opportunity:

  • Concilia AB
  • Proyecto Madres Sumando
  • Family Co-responsibility Workshop
  • Proyecto Trece
  • Awareness-raising activities (all across the province)
  • Concilia con los Viernes
Ánecblau Shopping Centre

Fiesta Azul Solidaria

On 7 July, Ánec Blau launched its outdoor marketplace, SummerQuack, in memorable style with the Fiesta Azul Solidaria. For one evening, the terrace was bathed in blue, a colour shared by the shopping centre and autism charity ISTEA. Our guests were joined by a local influencer, while live music and activities for children made for a lively mood. Anyone who showed up dressed in blue was rewarded with goodies and the chance to enter one of our prize draws.

Albacenter Shopping Centre

Dando la Cara por Ti

We marked World Cancer Day with a wandering batucada band, enjoyed, among others, by the President of the AECC. All of the local authorities lent their support to help promote the fight against cancer and raise awareness of this disease.

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