Christmas is that special moment of the year when you come back home to visit your family, meet with friends to drink some beers or wish everyone a happy new year of happiness and peace. It’s at Christmas when we promise ourselves that we will be a better person. However we know that people don’t have the same oportunities to be happy as us everywhere. In Madrid there are some events in these days to give them a smile.
– Champions for life
No week without football. Although the Spanish League stops for Christmas, Champions for Life is the most important match of the year. The title won’t be a prestigious one, but it will be the most solidary: Helping people with less resources.
The Vicente Calderón stadium will be hosting the second edition of Champions for Life, a charity event bringing together 66 players from the first and second Spanish divisions in support of children. Organised by UNICEF, the match will be held on 29 December at 19:00. The two teams (East and West) made up of stars of the Liga who will play over 90 minutes divided into three 30-minute sections, work towards just one goal: to fill the stadium with solidarity, to raise funds to combat ebola in Africa and to support children in need.
Good football at cheap prices for a marvelous cause. Don’t miss it!!
– Share a toy
The popular Mercado de la Cebada organizes a solidarity market where everyone can share a toy so that this Christmas all the children can receive a present.
Plaza de la Cebada is at the heart of the famous La Latina quarter. Restaurants, theatres, art galleries and plenty of (night) life. Among these plans, take a break and visit the market until the 3rd of January to buy an article or share a toy and to enjoy the activities aimed to adults and children. The funds will be destinated to a community kitchen in the district.
– Tapa solidaria
And of course, since we are in Madrid we couldn’t finish this post without writing about Tapas. There is always a chance for Cañas&Tapas. Promoted by the NGO Accion contra el Hambre (Action Against Hunger), 100 restaurants have joined to this iniciative: you will enjoy eating a big and delicious tapa or ‘ración’ while 0,50 € of its price will be destinated to the NGO. In a world where there are food for everyone, 870 million people are hungry. Find the nearest restaurant and share a great moment with your friends.