Now a tradition for Cap Vermell Group, its Christmas decoration has charitable aims. For the third year in a row, all cards hung up on the branches of the Cap Vermell Country Club and Park Hyatt Mallorca Christmas trees will include a monetary donation and a written wish from the person who decides to collaborate for a good cause.
The non-profit association that will receive the funds raised once the holiday season ends is Sonrisa Médica, which is celebrating 25 years of professional history this year providing happiness and smiles by 'clowning around' at public hospitals on the Balearic Islands.
Anyone who would like to participate and collaborate with this new edition of the Wishing Tree may do so. You just have to come to the reception desk at Cap Vermell Country Club or Park Hyatt Mallorca, both in Canyamel, once the Christmas decorations have been put up.
Ask for a Christmas card, write the sum of money you wish to donate and a personal wish and then hang it up on the tree.
You'll be doing your part for a worthy cause which is giving the gift of humour and joy to ill children on the islands. This charity campaign, which is part of the extensive annual corporate social responsibility plan devised by the business group, is already running and will continue through the Epiphany.
Sonrisa Médica, which was declared of public interest by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior in 2004, is a non-profit association that has been putting smiles on young patients' faces on the Balearic Islands for 25 years. A pioneer in the implementation of a Hospital Clown in Spain, it now has 20 professional therapy clowns who receive constant training in the areas of art, music, healthcare and psychology.
The longest-serving clown is Enfermero Aspirino, who's quite an expert on the art of giving ill children huge doses of joy. Working alongside him are: Tomasín Sintesis, Toribia Molécula, Dr Átomo, Microscopina and Dr Proveta... Smiles are the main therapeutic tools everyone works with at Sonrisa Médica.
The project has been exported to France where it has already been implemented at a few hospitals in the firm belief that joy is the best medicine.Cap Vermell