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Solidarity: football, tapas and markets at Christmas

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. If you're looking for a way to give back this holiday season, we tell you how.

Solidarity: football, tapas and markets at Christmas

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.

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