By Sally Underwood • 18 October 2021 • 15:40
Charity gala for homeless in Gandia. Image: Wikimedia
The charity event will see 42 companies from the tourism and catering sectors get involved to raise funds to expand care at at the Gandia Day Centre for the Homeless.
Admission to the gala will cost €20 and attendees will be able to enjoy tapas and drinks. All profits will go to the homeless.
Several local companies are providing their services for free, including Oci Urba, which is in charge of furniture, Inma Florists which will be decorating, and Salva Servei, which will be providing glassware.
Ferran Martinez, Councillor for Economic Policy and Trade, said: “It is a good idea to involve hoteliers in an event that was a success in its first edition. In fact, we have now doubled both the space and the capacity while guaranteeing health measures.”
Director of Caritas Gandia, Francisco Carrio, thanked the council the 42 companies that are getting involved with the event.
He said: “We are especially grateful to the restaurant sector and tourists who are involved in this event, because after the hardships of the pandemic they are now helping out selflessly. All proceeds will go to the homeless users of the day centre.”
Pere Montalban, president of the association of hoteliers of the Raval-Prado-Historical Centre, also thanked Caritas Gandia.
He said: “The hospitality industry should be by your side.”
He added: “This event is not only a charity event, it also has a great gastronomic level.”
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