• The initiative, launched by the actress, businesswoman and philanthropist María Bravo, creator of the Global Gift Foundation, makes possible the existence of the first day center with treatments and activities for children with rare diseases such as cystic fibrosis.
  • Carlos Sobera and his wife Patricia Santamarina, ambassadors of the Global Gift Foundation and various local and regional authorities attended the official opening.
  • The event also presented the “Gaming for Global Gift” movement for the benefit of Casa Ángeles, created through the collaboration between eGoGames, the leading mobile eSports platform in Europe, and Global Gift.

Marbella, Malaga, July 1. From today, Marbella has a place that offers hope, understanding and a meeting point for children with special needs and their families. Today Casa Ángeles was officially inaugurated, the first multifunctional day center located in the heart of the city that will offer different types of medical and psychological care, as well as activities and programs that seek the well-being and care of the little ones who are in a situation of special needs. The initiative, launched by the actress, businesswoman and philanthropist María Bravo, is part of the different activities of the foundation created by herself, Global Gift Foundation, and with it, it is possible to take another step in its commitment to the most important causes. urgent of today’s society.

Casa Angeles is born, a place of hope for children with special needs and their families in the heart of Marbella

“It is a dream come true after so many years of very hard work. We have achieved it”, expressed María Bravo at the event. “When there is love and work you can see the fruit. The city council has supported us a lot, as have all the Global Gift ambassadors”. Bravo stressed that Casa Ángeles, named in honor of his mother, will offer treatment to “20 rare diseases and special needs”, as well as to the families of these children, since “it is very important that parents feel that they have a support.

Some of the foundation’s collaborators and various local and regional authorities participated in the event, which included Carlos Sobera and his wife Patricia Santamarina as ambassadors of the Global Gift Foundation: José Miguel Marín Marín (Mayor of Istán), José María García Urbano (Mayor of Estepona), Isabel Cintado Melgar (Marbella Town Council Councilor), José Bernal Gutiérrez (Marbella Town Council Councilor), María Esperanza González Pazos (Deputy Delegation of Assistance Centers) Juan Carlos Maldonado (First Vice President of the Malaga Provincial Council – Economic and Social Development Area) and María Francisca Caracuel García (Third Vice President of the Malaga Provincial Council, Delegation of Transparency, Open Government and Social Responsibility), and María Lourdes Piña Martín Moreno (Representative of the Delegation of Equality, Social Services and Family of Malaga). Angela Navarro was also present as a special guest, from the Angela Navarro Foundation. During the presentation, a surprise was also offered to five children with different rare diseases, who were the first to visit the house: Paola, Olga, Adrián, John and Sara.

Casa Ángeles, which from July 4 will open its first inclusive camp, in which up to 200 children can participate, was born with the vocation of being a place of protection, understanding and encounter not only for the little ones in situations of need but also for their families, who must accompany them in difficult situations. The medical and psychological treatment of rare diseases will be one of its priorities, and for this it will have a room covered with copper for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, the second of this type that exists in Spain together with the one available at Hospital Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona, ​​and the first created by a private institution.

Other capacities that Casa Ángeles has are a neurological physiotherapy service, for central and peripheral nervous system conditions, occupational therapy based on the sensory integration approach, for children with developmental difficulties, and speech therapy service. 

The opening ceremony also featured the Gaming for Global Gift movement, a solidarity initiative arising from the collaboration of the Global Gift Foundation and eGoGames, the leading mobile eSports platform in Europe, which was represented by boxer Jonathan ‘Maravilla’ Alonso, Mateo Conde and Alejandro Sáez, Vice President of Business Development and CEO of eGoGames, respectively. EgoGames and Global Gift Foundation join forces in Gaming for Global Gift to build a Center for Social Inclusion and Health for minors Casa Ángeles is the mother project of the Spanish NGO Global Gift Foundation and María Bravo, who have left their mark on the global philanthropic platform. A strong advocate of the women’s empowerment movement who was born and raised in southern Spain. Each year the charity holds more than 12 Global Gift Galas annually to benefit hundreds of charities ranging from large organizations like UNICEF or Great Ormond Street Hospital to smaller tangible projects like Harmony House in India or the Quang Chau Orphanage in Vietnam.