The team here at MTA are always delighted to support amazing and worthy causes. Every year since we opened we have supported a charity or organisation in order to give something back to the community.
For those who know us will remember that we held a charity open day for WaterAid last year. Whilst we will continue to support WaterAid and the amazing work that it undertakes, we have also decided that it is important to find something a little nearer home. Therefore this year we will look to work closely with the Allan Graham Charity for Kidz. A very well known and respected part of Mallorcan community.
The Allen Graham Charity for Kidz was founded in 1992 and is dedicated to helping disadvantaged children and young adults in Mallorca, who through no fault of their own, do not have the opportunity to develop skills that ensures a secure and safe future.
Every year in Mallorca hundreds of children of all nationalities, creed and colour are fostered by families or cared for in one of the 27 residential centres on the island. They have been abandoned, badly treated, abused or for various reasons their parents have been unable to care for them.
The charity provides homes and life skills for those who have been in care homes for most of their lives and suddenly at 18 have nowhere to go. Their aim is to assist these young people to develop in such a way as to be able to achieve the things they want in life. The charity also supports children in need in Mallorca by providing items and help which are not currently funded by the state.
It was after listening to Rosemary Stone give an impassioned talk at a networking event that I decided the MTA team should give something back. After talking with Jay and the rest of the team we decided that due to the synergy between our work and that of the charity, education and mentoring, it was important that we used 2015/16 to support their fantastic work.
Hence, we have in the first instance provided 4 young people with a Kindle Fire each.
We met 3 of the students with Rosemary recently to hand over their 'Christmas' gifts.
Here are Sara Murillo, who works part time and is studying law, Sandra Bumale who is taking Business Studies and Daniel Amoshim who is studying to be a personal trainer. All three of these young adults have been helped and supported in many ways by the Allen Graham Charity.
Our support will not stop here we are dedicated to working with the charity in 2016 and look forward to developing and supporting any of the children in what ever way we can.