En Pie Foundation - April 2016

Posted in TPG Site on 08 Apr 2016


The Foundation En Pie hopes all our wonderful Tenerife Property Guide readers had an enjoyable Easter!

Firstly we would like to thank everybody who has visited the ‘Drop In Point’ Charity shop this month and for all the donations we have received. We are always happy to accept donations of clothes/household items/furniture and anything else you can think of!

We are delighted to announce a wonderful nature and healthy-living themed fair that we are holding on May 7th right outside the charity shop. The event will include 38 stalls with an incredible array of natural, ecological and local products. We will also have musicians from the island coming to entertain us with live music including ‘alternative’ flamenco.

The “Feria Vital” is on from 12 noon until 1am in the morning and is in the Poligono de Guimar, exit 20 on TF-1 motorway, just beside the Rotonda Cafe. Entry FREE and everyone is welcome. It is going to be a fun and educational family day out, full of wonderful products that are truly beneficial for our health and environment.

Whilst on the theme of upcoming events, it would be rude not to mention our 2nd Sponsored Downhill Cycling Challenge from El Teide to Los Gigantes on the 4th June.  

This is a thrilling and beautiful (mostly) downhill ride through picturesque villages and banana plantations, followed by one of our infamous port parties. So start getting your sponsors in and get your cycling pants ready for a fun day out in aid of those suffering from severe mental health problems and disadvantaged children here in Tenerife. We are thrilled to be joined by our fellow charity, Helping Hands, on this next event. 

Please contact Lisa Allard on 636 271 853 or Liz Montague on 661 274 281 for more information and sponsorship forms. 

According to government statistics, one in four people will suffer from a mental health condition this year – this is why it is so important to talk about it and challenge the negative stereotypes. Social integration and dispelling the stigma attached to mental health problems is a small part of what we do. We know first hand how difficult and confusing it can be if you, or one of your loved ones, is suffering from such a problem, which is why we want to offer our support for anybody who needs to talk or seeks some advice.

We can also help set up appointments with trusted psychiatrists on the island and explain the process. We can be reached on [email protected], calling Lisa on 636 271 853 or by visiting us at the ‘Drop In Point’ Charity Shop.

We had a very successful 6th Talk the Walk on Sunday 20th March around Ifonche, a very pretty walk where lots of new friends were made. Afterwards we were all invited for roast pork with apples, baked potatoes and salad beautifully prepared by Lynne Scaife. Our thanks to the Penny Farthing Pub in Los Cristianos and the musicians that entertained us there. 

Our next Talk the Walk is on the 24th April with Andy Walker, which will take place in the Valley of Guimar and the Pyramids of Guimar. Please see poster for full details.  

Last, but not least, we are looking for a sponsor for our weekly radio programme ‘Lunaticos’ on El Dia Radio. We use this platform to talk about mental health issues and can also include a small advert during our time slot. If interested please do not hesitate to contact us!

Thank you and hope to see you all soon!

The 7th “Talk the Walk” to discover Tenerife’s Great Outdoors

Carrying on the existing theme to raise money and awareness for En Pie, the Canarian Mental Health Charity and to bring together the Canarian and ex-pat communities to, hopefully, get each other speaking a little of the other one’s language.

This is a nice, easy, short walk near Guimar, through a steep, dramatic gorge with its diverse botanical vegetation and Guanche history, and afterwards, we will be visiting the Pyramids of Guimar to discover a little more about the history of the island. Set in 64,000m2 of land, there is a museum, exhibition, souvenir shop and cafeteria and there are gardens which hold many species of flowers and plants endemic to the island.

En Pie have kindly secured us a discounted rate of €2 for entrance to the Pyramids.
Date and time - Sunday, 24th April, 2016, leaving 10am prompt! 
Meeting point - Apollo Centre Los Cristianos
Walk Distance - 6-10 kilometres (depending upon what you wish to do)
Walk duration - 2-3 hours, (bring a snack for mid-day)
Difficulty - Easy
Price per person – €2

Pyramids of Guimar - 1-2 hours

To book - contact [email protected], +34 616 892909

Drivers/transport - please note we need more drivers as the number of people we can take will depend upon the cars/seats available.