With Christmas having come to an end, it's now time to take stock of all the charitable work done over the holidays. One traditional campaign implemented by the Cap Vermell Group is the Christmas 'Wishing Tree', an initiative carried out simultaneously by both Cap Vermell Country Club and Park Hyatt Mallorca in an effort to raise funds to support a Balearic Islands non-profit association.
This year, the beneficiary is Sonrisa Médica, an organization with a quarter century of history dedicated to bringing cheer and laughter to children in public hospitals on the islands with a little 'clowning around'.
The means of collection was quite simple. Anyone who wanted to participate and do their own little part just had to go to the Cap Vermell Country Club (Canyamel) gym reception desk or to the Park Hyatt Mallorca, ask for a Christmas card, write the chosen donation in it along with their own wish and hang the card on the tree.
The amount raised totals 1328 euros. Jaume García, Chief Operating Officer of Cap Vermell Group and Franck Sibille, General Manager of Park Hyatt Mallorca, visited the Sonrisa Médica headquarters today to deliver the donation cheque.
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.Cap Vermell