Update 15 December: Just a reminder that this fund-raising event is this coming Saturday, 20 December between 2.00 and 6.30pm in Westhaven Bay in Costa del Silencio. There’s a link below to an event page on Facebook for those who are interested in more information or confirming attendance.
Original post 10 November: A Christmas party is being held to help raise money for the 464 dogs of the Centro de Proteccion Animal Tierra Blanca, and a celebration of a successful 3 three years for the centre and its hardworking staff and volunteers. CPA Tierra Blanca is Cabildo managed and funded by Cabildo and Tragsa, a national company comprising specialist emergency services businesses, and those involved in rural development and nature conservation.
Because Tierra Blanca is Cabildo run it is not a “charity”, either in the sense of an asociación or fundación (see HERE). Offcial advice from the Cabildo, however, is that any private person or organization can raise funds to purchase specific extras, like outdoor shelters or clinical equipment for the centre with the permission of the Cabildo. There is a dedicated Tierra Blanca bank account in the Cabildo for cash donations, whether small private ones, sponsors or monies raised at events. Any event that is held by a private person is attended by a representative of Tierra Blanca, and money raised is counted and paid into the dedicated account and receipted as such.
So, it’s an official organization, a genuine event, and an excellent cause. The party will be held on 20 December between 2.00 and 6.30pm in Westhaven Bay in Costa del Silencio, and there is an event page on Facebook HERE for those who are interested in more information or confirming attendance.