08 Jan Plugs for a new life
In line with the training in Values that we promote from the MBA Tennis Academy, we have joined the program PLUGS FOR A NEW LIFE ®. A project that promotes SEUR Foundation, through which the students of the Academy will be able to learn and reinforce their commitment to the Sustainability and Solidarity through their direct involvement in it.
The project started in 2011, consists of the collection and subsequent delivery of plastic plugs to a recycling plant in order to help children with serious health problems. Here are some numbers that speak for themselves:
- More than 171 boys and girls have accessed medical treatments and orthopedics not covered by the public health system, thanks to the recycling of 6,542 tons of plugs.
- The emission of 8,198 tons of CO2 has been avoided2, the main gas that causes climate change.
- In total, 2 billion recycled plugs (with which 13 Olympic swimming pools could be filled), which has resulted in more than 1.200.000? raised!
How does it work?
It is simply that the children can deposit the plugs in the special container that we have placed in the hall of the Club and next to the one that appears the photo of the beneficiary child at all times, which usually varies every 4 or 5 months.
Right now it is Alba, a 3-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who can greatly improve her quality of life by doing rehabilitation with the world's first infant exoskeleton.
The little ones may need your collaboration to get them but there are many caps that work: those of the water bottle that we have gone down to the track, those that can be gathered at home from milk, soap from the washing machine, the butter cap, etc.. and those that are generated in the Catering Roser bar and in the Club itself who have offered to help us as well.
Together we can do a great job!
Can you help us to achieve it?
If you want to know more, you will find very useful information at www.fundacionseur.org