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Hospiten Lanzarote joins the campaign 'Zapatillas Solidarias'

Posted on 16-03-2018

The project aims to promote the collection of sports shoes for children and young people in Equatorial Guinea

Arrecife, March 2018:- Hospiten Lanzarote collaborates with the ‘Zapatillas Solidarias’ (Solidarity Sports Shoes) campaign, launched by the Lanzarote Island Government with the collaboration of the Hermanos Martinez Foundation. The campaign is consolidated in its fifth edition as a project of recycling and inter-community cooperation to unite the population of the island with the most disadvantaged children and young people in Equatorial Guinea participating in the basketball and football campus in the City of Malabo and Bata.

In this context, the Hospiten Group will collaborate in the collection of disused sports footwear in good condition that will be sent to the most disadvantaged young people in the towns participating in the campuses.

Thanks to this cooperation on the island, in 2017 a total of 1,596 young people from Equatorial Guinea, at risk of social exclusion, benefited from the action and were able to use suitable footwear when doing sport.

The organizers of the initiative remind the public that donated footwear can be delivered until March 26 to more than 35 collection points distributed throughout the island of Lanzarote, as well as at Hospiten Lanzarote, in educational centers, sports centers and municipal sports centers.

Within the framework of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy, Hospiten wanted to be present in this new edition of the campaign to favor the inclusion of less favored groups and, in turn, to consolidate its support for sport and its relationship with a healthy life.

The Hospiten Group is an international healthcare network committed to providing a service of the highest quality, with almost 50 years’ experience, which has twenty private medical-hospital centers in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica and Panama, and more than one hundred ambulatory, own and associated medical centers under the Clinic Assist brand. The group is chaired by Dr. Pedro Luis Cobiella and attends more than 1,700,000 patients from around the world every year, and employs a staff of more than 5,000 people.