The Cartagena por la Caridad association presents a charity and commemorative t-shirt of its fifteen years and announces the awarding of its awards
The charitable initiative Cartagena for Charity will celebrate its fifteenth founding anniversary by awarding its gold medals to the priest of San Ginés de la Jara Lázaro Gomariz; the sculptor Juan José Quirós and the businessman José Pascual Alonso. In addition, the charity awards will go to the Cartagena Food Bank and the Luz Azul Humanitarian Association; while the award for Traditions and Culture will go to Ángel Belmonte, Murcian businessman, actor and philanthropist.
This was announced by the president of said association, Matías Barco Cabrera, during a ceremony called in the Alhambra street square to present a commemorative anniversary shirt, the sale of which will serve to raise funds. It has an image of Saint John Paul II printed with the coat of arms of his pontificate and his signature. It is a reproduction of the photo that the pope also sent to Barco during his pontificate, to which the association’s shield has been added, in addition to the wooden cross that Saint John Paul II gave to young people in 1984 as symbol of the World Youth Days that he instituted.
In the presentation, before a score of guests, the mayor, Noelia Arroyo, stressed that “Cartagena is a true power of solidarity, and that is something that we have verified during this crisis, where precisely the association has been a fundamental piece, as a project actor solidarity and as a promoter of the recognition of supportive institutions and people ”.