TODOS JUNTOS Javea was founded in 2011 by a small group of Dutch expats.
Over the years, the charity has welcomed new faces and said goodbye to others and the board is now very much international, with Oscar Anton as President (Spanish) assisted by Christel Foerster (German), Marion Kenworthy, Jean Halse (both English), Marianne von Troill (Finnish) and Lene Myhere (Norwegian).
Todos Juntos work tirelessly to raise funds for less fortunate families in Javea and helped 40 families in 2016 alone.
‘We feel very privileged to live in Javea – we have an excellent quality of life here and it is good to give something back to the community. We are all very aware of the problems that many families and individuals face.’ – Marion Kenworthy.
Todos Juntos work in collaboration with Social Services, who are able to identify those families and individuals most in need – although in respect of dignity, the charity rarely get to know those they support.
The funds raised by Todos Juntos go towards paying utility bills or buying essentials for the children for school, especially lunches. The charity used to purchase school books for the children but the system has since changed and they are now provided by the state.
Todos Juntos raise funds through events – usually organising two or three major events throughout the year and receiving much appreciated altruistic support from local bands and businesses.
For many years now, Concerts Costa Blanca have supported Todos Juntos and organised an evening at the stunning Palau de les Arts in Valencia to see an opera or, indeed as this year, a ballet.
To date, Todos Juntos have raised almost €60,000 for those who need it most in Javea – a spectacular achievement for such a small group.
The charity is always on the lookout for new members to help in any way they can – for more information please contact [email protected]
Stay tuned next week to find out more about what Todos Juntos got up to over Easter and their upcoming event – the ‘Monte Carlo Casino Night’.
Photo: The board of Todos Juntos Javea with Tania, Pedro and the gorgeous Alvaro holding the new logo which was launched late last year