Banco Sabadell presents the solidarity ‘aces’ to the Benito Menni Foundation, the Tennis BCN Foundation and the Kick Out Plastic association
The CEO of Banco Sabadell, César González-Bueno, was in charge of presenting this Sunday the amount collected by the Solidarity Aces, a total of 21,000 euros, collected through the contribution by Banco Sabadell of 100 euros for each direct serve achieved during the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. This amount was shared equally between the Benito Menni Foundation, the Tennis BCN Foundation and the Kick Out Plastic association.
During the event, held at the Banc Sabadell del Hospitality stand, Inés López, sister of the Congregación de Hermanas Hospitalarias del Sagrado Corazón, spoke and thanked the Benito Menni Foundation for the help provided by Banc Sabadell. Sister Inés highlighted the importance of the solidarity of private companies for the development of both her task and that of the other two favored entities.
In addition to the checks with the amounts collected by the Aces, César González Bueno gave the Red Cross another check, worth 500,000 euros, destined for Ukrainian war refugees, an amount that the bank will increase, matching all the donations that its clients do for this purpose.
The contribution was collected by Josep Quitet, president of Creu Roja de Catalunya, who thanked the donation, announcing that it will go to support all those people who have welcomed refugees into their homes. As Quitet himself has recalled, this generous gesture represents an expense for host families that goes beyond accommodation and food, since refugees need emotional support, as well as help to learn the language of the country and find work.
The average number of aces counted in each edition of the Open stands at 470. The maximum figure was recorded in 2008, with 634, and the minimum, in 2011, with 313. Since 2008, more than 40 entities have benefited from the more than 320,000 euros raised.