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APM Terminals Algeciras collaborates with more than 20 projects on the tenth anniversary of the Social Action Awards

The assembly hall of the Higher Polytechnic School of Algeciras today hosted the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the APM Terminals Algeciras Social Action Awards. An initiative, designed to channel the company's corporate social responsibility involving the company and its employees, which has helped over the last decade to materialize more than 70 collective projects in the Campo de Gibraltar, with more than 350,000 euros.

Eva Ledesma, president of Por Una Sonrisa, was the master of ceremonies in this special edition of the awards, which was attended by a wide representation of the region's associative fabric. In total, there have been 19 associations awarded this year, who will receive financial aid to carry out various projects focused on the population that needs it most: children, the sick and people at risk of social exclusion. Five other groups have been awarded with the computer equipment they needed for their activity. “APM Terminals collaborates with the daily and constant work of all the associations in our region. The support of companies and industries is vital for our existence,” Eva Ledesma declared during her speech.

For a Smile has been one of the awarded associations, along with the Spanish Association to Defeat Lafora Disease (AEVEL), Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Campo de Gibraltar, El Camino de Valentina, Princesa Gabriela, Bandera Rosa, Apropadis 2.0, the Association of Parkinson's Patients and Families Santa Adela, León de Judá, Maestro Ángel Santos, Apadis Bahía de Algeciras, the Association of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome of Tarifa, Banco de Alimentos, Fegadi, the Comedor del Carmen and Nuevo Hogar Betania. In addition, the groups that will receive ID devices are: the Association for the promotion, research and development of the socio-labor insertion of people with disabilities Ávalon, for Alzheimer's patients from Tarifa, Victoria Kent, the Agata and La Montera, Ataxias Association, for people with disability.

The event also featured a round table moderated by the director of Southern Europe, Javier Chaparro, in which he spoke with the presenter and the director of Institutional and Labor Relations of APM Terminals in Spain, Javier Sáez. Furthermore, the Director of Operations, Zsanett Balla, praised during her speech the sensitivity of the employees, who have participated in this initiative as sponsors for 10 years.

Among the guests at the event were the subdelegate of the Government of the Junta de Andalucía in Campo de Gibraltar, Francisco Rodríguez Ros, the vice president of the Commonwealth of Municipalities Pablo García, the general secretary of the Bahía de Algeciras Port Authority, Eduardo Villalba, the delegate of Equality and Social Welfare of the Algeciras City Council, Paula Conesa, the coordinator of the General Administration of the State in Campo de Gibraltar, Francisco Gil, and Colonel Francisco Almansa, command of the Algeciras Civil Guard Command, who delivered Association awards.