DONATIONS continue to pour in in the Balearic Islands to help the victims of the tsunami disaster, and numerous events continue to be organised all over Majorca to raise even more money for this cause.
An art organistion Majorca helps Asia has called on all artists, gallery owners, companies and private individuals to donate a work of art that will be auctioned on 28 March to raise funds. The Auction, which has received support from the Campos town council, will take place at Casal Sant Pere Ignasi in Campos from 11am on March 28 (Easter Monday). Afterwards there will be an Arts Festival at the town hall square with music, food, drink and lots more on offer. All money raised will be donated to the tsunami relief fund.
Balearic Port Authority workers will hold fund raising bazaars on 5 and 6 March in the old Trasmediterránea building. Details were announced yesterday by the representative for the Balearic Port Authority workers, Elena de la Cruz, and by Andreu Munar, from the Fire Brigade without Frontiers organisation (Bomberos sin Fronteras) who will be responsible for collecting donations.
All manner of second hand goods will be on sale at the bazaars: clothes, books, CDs etc., and all the goods have been donated by the workers and their families and friends. People can donate objects to the bazaars if they wish and they should take their goods to the old Trasmediterránea building located on the old dock in Palma (number 5) between 2 and 3pm each day.
On Sunday 6 March, at approximately 6pm, there will be a raffle and the opportunty to win many prizes, including a ferry ticket for any crossing operated by Trasmediterránea, who are sponsoring the event along with Quely, Impresrapit and Coca-Cola.
It is better to send money directly to the South East Asian regions rather than chartering a plane to transport humanitarian aid, said Munar.
Another fundraising event is taking place today, a painting and sculpture auction organised by the Santa Maria del Camí town council. The auction is at 7pm at the Training Centre on Carrer Jaume 1 in Santa Maria del Camí.
Later this month, on 26 February, the Alcudia for Asia group have organised a Spectacular Variety Show at the Princesa (Sunwing) Hotel in Alcudia Port. This group was set up in response to the tsunami tragedy and has already held functions to raise money for the Red Cross Tsunami appeal.
At the show more than 40 local entertainers will come together to perform, as well as singers, dancers, comedians and a specially written pantomime Trouble in Pantoland. Many local businesses and individuals have donated prizes for a Grand Draw and Auction, which will take place during the interval. Prizes include a helicopter trip around the island, days out on luxury yachts, a week's holiday accommodation, dinners at local restaurants and much more. Tickets are five euros and raffle tickets one euro.
Since the 26 December, when the disaster struck, a group of neighbours in Andratx have been working on organising several fundraising projects for the long-term needs of the tsunami victims. The first event is an evening of food and entertainment at the Mesón Can Paco in Andratx today. The evening will include a four-course dinner with drinks, live music, door prizes and an auction of items donated by individuals and businesses, including original artwork and a sailing trip with skipper. Then, on 26 February, there will be a village fair in the S'Arraco plaza with live music, children's games, tombola, food and fun for all ages. The highlight of the day will be the big raffle with prizes that have been donated, including health and beauty treatments and dinners at local restaurants.