Spanish team’s commitment and collaboration

The newly formed team at Aspen España in Barcelona has been enthusiastically collaborating closely with a number of beneficiaries as part of their Mandela Day commitment as they strive to #bethelegacy and #inspirechange.

The Cares Foundation is a non-profit organisation that helps to integrate individuals with physical, mental or sensory disabilities into the work force. Under the guidance of the Foundation these individuals take care of storing, preparing and sending out Aspen’s promotional material to a pre-defined database.

In a similar fashion, all bottled water used at Aspen Espana’s offices for external meetings is bought from the Auara Foundation. This NPO creates development projects in regions where access to drinking water is a problem.

The team has collaborated with Food Bank and is actively supporting their ‘Hunger is not going on holiday’ campaign. Employees collected 712 kg of food and this was further complemented by generous donations from suppliers as well as colleagues who joined the Spanish team for projects or meetings.

The social media campaign conducted by our employees was seen on LinkedIn, Twitter, and local health news websites, and really helped to boost our initiative and make it a success.

The South African Embassy in Spain arranged the second Nelson Mandela Race in Madrid which Aspen supported through sponsorship. This participation endorses the sentiment of Nelson Mandela who said, "Sport has the power to change the world, it has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in the way that few things do, it speaks to young people in a language they understand. create hope where before there was only despair, it is more powerful than the government in terms of breaking racial barriers”.

Miriam Rodríguez, Aspen Country Manager, presented some of the prizes to runners together with His Excellency Ambassador Lulama Smuts Ngonyama.