CLC World’s business aspirations have always been aligned with a sense of social responsibility. We are committed to helping, and actively support, charitable works and local causes.
Our registered charity, Fundación CLC World and initiative CLC World Charity Holidays are just two ways in which CLC World supports Spanish and UK charitable works and causes – donating money, time and accommodation to help those in need.
CLC World staff also actively participate in the company’s charity work through fundraising activities, donating goods and volunteering.
For more information on how CLC World gives back to the community, helps those most in need in Spain and the UK, and works to address some of the most prevalent social issues.
Fundación CLC World, formerly The Smile Foundation, was created in 1999 with the objective to give back to the community and help those most in need on the Costa del Sol and Tenerife. This has been possible thanks to the collaboration and support of the company’s members, customers and employees.
Over the years, the Foundation has established a close relationship with many organisations and individuals, tackling the most prevalent social issues.
Fundación CLC World maintains important ties with organisations, associations and individuals in need on the Costa del Sol and Tenerife.
Since its creation, the Foundation has been able to collaborate with so many charities, individuals and organisation to help address the most prevalent social issues, thanks to the donations made by members, as well as the contributions of CLC World employees.
For more information on the work of Fundación CLC World, visit fundacionclcworld.com
ADIMI is a Mijas charity set up by parents of children with varying levels of disability to address a shortfall in social service provision.
In June 2017, thanks to contributions totalling €1.6million, the state-of-the-art F. Cruz Dias ADIMI Centre was inaugurated. Named after CLC World’s co-founder, F. Cruz Dias, the centre provides day care for the profoundly disabled, and professional and medical staff man a selection of therapy rooms, gymnasium and library – which was filled with over 700 books donated by CLC World staff. The centre affords respite for families who devote their time to caring for their children.
Fundación CLC World’s contribution has continued with youngsters from ADIMI enjoying a day out at CLC World’s Costa del Sol resorts. CLC World’s Club Operations department filled 10 November days with fun and laughter to raise money for a Christmas tree and decorations for the Centre.
Down Tenerife supports children and young adults with Downs Syndrome on the island.
In aid of World Downs Syndrome Day 2017, staff at CLC World’s resorts raised funds with a selection of activities.
Fundación CLC World matched the fundraising efforts € for €, raising a total of €7,700.
Down Tenerife was founded in 1993 by parents of children with Down Syndrome. The organisation’s aim is to improve the quality of life for people with Down Syndrome on the island of Tenerife through assistance programmes that meet the needs of the individuals, as well as their families, allowing them to lead more autonomous lives.
Every Christmas, Fundación CLC World and staff at CLC World’s Tenerife resorts help Caritas bring some festive cheer to disadvantaged children.
In 2017, we once again donated €3,000 for toys so children could look forward to the joy of opening presents at Christmas or the night of Three Kings.
Caritas labels itself “the voice for those without a voice” and works to combat social injustice by working with the whole community.
Working across the spectrum, with the most vulnerable and excluded groups, it develops projects and activities to support those in need.
The latest news from the Foundation
Providing much appreciated family holidays away from the stresses of everyday life, CLC World Charity Holidays is designed to make a lasting difference to those who need it most, including disadvantaged, sick and terminally ill children.
For many, going on holiday is taken for granted but there are those for whom it can be a challenge. Since its inception in 2016, CLC World Charity Holidays has donated hundreds of weeks of accommodation and helped create lasting and cherished memories for families in the UK.
Caring for a relative or friend who lives with life-threatening or -shortening illnesses, being bereaved of a child or having to spend long periods away from family, mean that the opportunity to spend time away is a much-needed fillip.
By donating holiday accommodation to charities and individuals, either directly or through certificates for auction or raffle, CLC World Charity Holidays helps take the stress out of everyday life and has contributed to fundraising events that have raised more than £100,000 for many causes.
Since CLC World Charity Holidays joined up with Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund (CFHF) in 2016, 60 families have benefited from time away at CLC World resorts. CFHF’s Family Revitalise 2018 campaign will allow more families to receive much needed holidays.
Here, Laurie Howard, Director of CFHF, describes how CLC World’s collaboration offers families a real break from the daily schedule of treatments.
For military families, the time spent apart during tours of duty puts a strain on the family dynamic. Homecomings are often difficult for the family as they try to reconnect and find their rhythm.
Give Us Time helps service families reconnect and adjust after periods of separation due to long deployments, physical and mental illness and financial strain by giving them the chance to spend time together and re-establish their family bond.
During 2017, 21 families holidayed at CLC World resorts in the UK, Spain, Austria and Turkey, giving them precious time together as a family.
In 2017, CLC World Charity Holidays forged a new relationship with Dreams Come True offering multiple holiday prizes for auction and raffle.
Our ties with the charity will be strengthened further in 2018 with a big group trip organised to the CLC World resort, Regal Oaks in Orlando, Florida. Children with serious illnesses and who spend a lot of time in hospital, now have something to look forward to; an uplifting experience that they can focus on.
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The latest news from CLC World Charity Holidays.