SENER receives the Plaque of Honour of Desarrollo y Asistencia Foundation09/06/2010 (Spain)
The Board of Trustees of Desarrollo y Asistencia (DA) Foundation has awarded SENER a Plaque of Honour in acknowledgement of the support and help that the company has provided to this volunteer-based NGO from Madrid.
The ninth edition of the DA Plaque Award Ceremony was held on June 8, in a ceremony which acknowledged the contribution of volunteers and co-investigators, in the Museum of the City in Madrid. SENER's President, Jorge Sendagorta, picked up the award from the President of Desarrollo y Asistencia, Rafael Izquierdo. SENER's was one of six Plaques of Honour awarded by the NGO this year. Moreover, at the ceremony 55 plaques were awarded to DA volunteers who, in 2010, celebrated five years of activity in some of its programmes.
SENER and the Desarrollo y Asistencia Foundation signed a collaboration agreement on June 22, 2008, to channel the voluntary work of SENER people through the Foundation, and the company also funds some of its projects. In that same year the NGO awarded SENER the ‘Mark of a Caring Company’, which distinguishes its closest collaborators. Since then, the relationship between both organisations has grown.
The Desarrollo y Asistencia Foundation, which started out in December 1995, is a Charity and Aid Foundation whose core mission is to channel and foster solidarity through the promotion, training and coordination of volunteers to the benefit of underprivileged fellow citizens. It carries out volunteer programmes in hospitals, accompanying internal patients and supporting their relatives, leisure and free-time activities for the disabled, support programmes for homeless people and accompaniment programmes for the elderly, both at home and in residences. It is also a member of FEVOCAM (Federation of Volunteer Organisations of the Autonomous Community of Madrid) and REDAV (Network of Voluntary Action Organisations), of which it is currently the President.