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Could you donate a pair of trainers? 

If you live in Lanzarote or intend to visit within the next few weeks, perhaps you have a pair of trainers or sneakers you could give away, either new or still in good condition?

Your donation would be very welcome and would make youngsters attending a basketball course in Equatorial Guinea happy and comfortable!

This sporting venture is supported by Lanzarote Cabildo, the island’s basketball clubs and various organisations and is being held for the second year running. Last summer, it proved a huge success but some of the children turned up barefoot because they could not afford trainers.

Donations in support of “Zapatillas Solidarias” can be made up until May 30th in a number of locations. This will allow plenty of time for the shoes to be sent to Malabo and Bata where the campus will be held in the second half of July. Around 200 youngsters aged between 12 and 18 from disadvantaged families are expected to attend.

Club La Santa and the Hotel Sands Beach Resort in Costa Teguise are asking their customers to help and the basketball clubs, with the help of Lanzarote Recicla, are putting up special collection boxes.

To join the campaign and get more information, interested parties may contact the Department of Social Welfare of the Cabildo of Lanzarote on 928 82 49 70 or 928 81 63 08, the number of the Security and Emergency Consortium of Lanzarote.