FUVANE (a Valencian foundation for neurological rehabilitation) has been chosen as the Official Charity for the 29th edition of the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Half-Marathon. At FUVANE, we help children with Cerebral Palsy and similar diseases to become active members of society.
FUVANE applies a neuronal rehabilitation methodology aimed at children and/or teenagers with Cerebral Palsy and similar medical conditions. The approach used is Conductive Education (which is based on the ground-breaking work of András Pető, a Hungarian professor). The methodology is a pioneering one in the Valencian Autonomous Community. Founded on the 23rd of April 2004, FUVANE is a non-profit foundation offering neurological rehabilitation treatment to minors with limited motor skills as a result of certain pathologies, lesions, or after-effects. Beneficiaries are generally children or teenagers affected by Infant Cerebral Palsy (ICP).
Charitable donations are made by runners through their entries for the Half-Marathon. These are complemented by Fundación Trinidad Alfonso through its scheme for contributing €1 for every athlete completing the race on the 27th of October 2019. The funds raised will be given to FUVANE.
The donations made by runners through their entry in the Half Marathon, as well as the contribution made by Fundación Trinidad Alfonso [sports foundation] based on “€1 per runner”, for each participant reaching the finishing line. The amount collected will be earmarked by the sponsored charity.
Over the years, Half Marathon Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP’s social commitment has grown along with its importance as a sporting event. SD Correcaminos [running club], as the organiser of the trial (and mirroring the Marathon) remains strongly committed to social causes.
The funding for these causes mainly comes from two sources: (1) voluntary contributions from runners taking part in the trial; (2) contributions and commitments made by Fundación Trinidad Alfonso, the main sponsor of the trial, which brings together charity and initiatives based on fostering sporting endeavour. All donations are given to the sponsored charity on conclusion of the event.
Details of charitable donations for recent editions of the event are set out below:
|YEAR||EDITION||SPONSORED CHARITY||SUM DONATED|
|2011||21º||CASA CARIDAD VALENCIA||2.745 €|
|2012||22º||ASOCIACIÓN PARKINSON- VALENCIA||11.029 €|
|2013||23º||ASINDOWN -VALENCIA||12.526 €|
|2014||24º||AECC – VALENCIA||13.230 €|
|2015||25ª||ASOCIACIÓN DE FIBROSIS QUÍSTICA DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA||13.684 €|
|2016||26ª||ASOCIACIÓN DE FAMILIARES DE ALZHEIMER VALENCIA (AFAV)||14.588 €|
|2017||27ª||ASOCIACIÓN ESPERANZA y SONRISA||17.702 €|
|2018||28ª||FUNDACIÓN ACAVALL||15.867 €|
In addition, one should note the various ways in which charitable funds are raised. Here are some of the activities undertaken by the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Half-Marathon to raise money for a given charity:
Registration is the first step in taking part in the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Half-Marathon. When each runner enters for the event, he or she may voluntarily donate €3 to the sponsored charity.
€1 per runner reaching the Finishing Line
The €1 donation for each runner reaching the Finishing Line is perhaps the best-known of the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Half-Marathon’s charitable initiatives. It rewards the effort made by each runner and is donated by Fundación Trinidad Alfonso, which is the main sponsor of the event. The donation combines charity and the sporting effort made by runners completing the 21,097 metre course.
Although this does not result in a donation to the charity, it provides a strong emotional link with the trial. The organisers of the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Half-Marathon and the sponsored charity have a stand along the final stretch of the race from which they cheer on the runners.
Apart from all these activities, each edition of the trial sets new challenges for the organisers of the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Half-Marathon, involving the creation of new activities for and commitments to the sponsored charity.