Posted in Tenerife on 27 Jun 2016

Happy June to all our lovely readers! Summer is hot on our heels and, with it, plenty more activities for your very own local mental health charity, Foundation En Pie.

We would firstly like to thank all those who participated in our second downhill bike ride event From Mount Teide to Los Gigantes harbour in aid of Mental Health and Helping Hands. Our sincere thanks, too, to all of those who sponsored our participants and, of course, a big Thank You to all of the Sponsors of the event!

It was not an easy challenge, but all our participants took it on with brave hearts and smiling faces. We would like to thank them all for their spirit of solidarity and goodwill and we truly hope we will see you all again at another event soon. We would like to give a special thanks also, to Pete the Meat, who was good enough to give up some free time and cook us up some of his fantastic sausages for the riders on their arrival at the port.

Our previous event, on May 7th, was a health and nutrition fair (pic – feria deporte) outside our charity shop in the Poligono de Guimar. We would like to thank fantastic singer, Luke Towler (pic 1), for coming over and putting on a brilliant performance! Our resident DJ, Jorge, also did several spots - working hard to make his dreams come true and become a DJ and music producer.

Our 8th Talk the Walk is planned for the 12th June and we invite you all to join us on the scenic Tajinaste Trail in Teide National Park. Please contact the Foundation or Andy Tenerife walker as per the poster.

Also, on the 31st July, we are delighted to announce we will be holding our very first charity run in Poligono Industrial de Guimar. It is a 4km fun run along this picturesque coastline in aid of a
very good cause. If you fancy the challenge you can sign up for €10 per person including an event T-shirt! Our Drop In Point Charity Shop is located in Poligono de Guimar. It’s easy to find, just take Exit 20 off the TF1 and is open daily from 9-5pm. Here we have our doors open to anybody who might be suffering from a mental health problem or who knows somebody who
is and needs a chat or signposting to get the right help within the Canarian Health System or private professionals. Our day to day work includes providing employment opportunities for individuals diagnosed with severe mental health conditions. We really do understand the importance of feeling socially included, having friends and doing something meaningful and all our activities and work is geared towards creating the right environment and opportunities for anybody who comes to us looking for help.

The En Pie family would like to thank all of those who continue to support our events and hope To see you again in the very near future!

So, until next time!