The Smile Foundation donates €2,000
to help with little Carmen’s treatment

The Smile Foundation handed over a cheque for €2,000 to the family of little Carmen, thanks to the bottle top collection carried out by employees and clients of CLC World.

Carmen, who is only 20 months old, suffers from Prader Willi Syndrome a congenital disease that causes a genetic change in chromosome 15. The syndrome occurs in 1 in 15,000 births and is considered to be a rare illness.

There is no medical prevention or cure but early and accurate diagnosis is essential. Specialised care early on helps improve the motor and neuropsychological performance of the sufferer, which in turn helps the family as the children are able to socially integrate better.

In this sense, Laura García, Carmen’s mother has highlighted the importance of such donations that help cover the cost of specialist medication and treatment, such as physiotherapy and speech therapy, as well as the necessary day-to-day treatments.

The event, which took place last Wednesday (22nd of November) at CLC World’s Solvillas building, was attended by representatives of our staff, the Foundation’s ambassadors and the Councillor for Volunteering at Mijas Town Hall, Laura Moreno.

According to Beatriz Zambruno and Hernán Lara, the Foundation ambassadors, the €2,000 donation was made possible thanks to the collaboration and involvement of all the staff and clients of CLC World. Through the campaign, which started a year ago, The Smile Foundation committed to donating €1 per kg collected, with a target of 2,000kgs.

For her part, Laura García has expressed her gratitude to the Foundation for “the attention, dedication and generosity it has shown.”

An initiative that demonstrates, once again, the firm commitment of The Smile Foundation to helping organisations and individuals in need on the Costa del Sol.