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’Don’t Burn!’ is the message from the Spanish Cancer Association

This morning, July 24th, the Spanish Cancer Association, the AECC, had a stand in the Adeje Cultural Centre to talk to students and visitors about the need for proper protection from the sun, and were handing out leaflets with information on good practises for a healthy skin during the summer. The event was part of a wider campaign to alert people to the dangers of overexposure to the sun, especially during the summer months.

“We need to take care throughout the year and adopt healthy life-style habits, but during the summer with the good weather and more activities outdoors, we perhaps tend to leave precautions to one side – but these are nothing more than ensuring that we are properly hydrated, eating the right foods and using adequate sun protection, above all in the middle of the day”, commented the Adeje councillor for health, Amada Trujillo Bencomo, who is also a qualified paediatrician.

The information leaflets were available in English and in Spanish listing basic recommendations: drink water regularly, use sun creams with a high protection factor when you are out of doors, and apply that cream every two hours; use hats, parasols, or light t-shirts when you are exposed directly to the sun; don’t sunbathe between the hours of 12 midday and 4pm; avoid extended exposure to the sun;use sunglasses to protect your eyes.

 

 

 

 

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A break for cancer patients

The Atlantic Holiday Centre hotel is giving 12 cancer families a VIP holiday

The Atlantic Holiday Centre hotel in Callao Salvaje this week donated 12 week-long holidays to individuals from Adeje who have been fighting various cancers. The cancer sufferers are all under the care of Spanish cancer association and Adeje council socio-sanitary programme.

This week the 12 individuals, who are also dealing with on-going oncological treatments, with members of their family, were invited in to receive their vouchers from Adeje’s health councillor Amada Trujillo Bencomo and the hotel director Charlotte Abildtrup. Their stay in the recently reformed hotel will be all inclusive.

The councillor commented, “last year we were delighted to be part of this new initiative which was hugely beneficial to the 10 individuals who were given holidays – people who are suffering not just from cancer, but from high levels of personal stress during the palliative process”. This year the hotel has increased the number of donated holidays to 12. The councillor underlined the importance of being able to enjoy their free-time in a qualitative way, which can also help in their recovery.

Charlotte Abildtrup, hotel director, said that “we are delighted to be able to help these people and their families, to offer them a chance to relax and take a break from the stress related to dealing with their cancer. We know that these people are fighters, that they have daily challenges to overcome, which is why, during these summer months, we will be delighted to welcome them here and hope they enjoy all the hotel has to offer”:

Councillor Bencomo added, “Gestures such as these go to show that solidarity has no limits or frontiers”.

The Hotel Atlantic Holiday Centre offers guests large apartments, fresh water and salt water pools, a children’s zone, tennis courts, a park, leisure zone, a gymnasium and restaurants not to mention first class service and personal attention.

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Kindness without conditions

 

Charlotte Abildtrup, director Atlantic Holiday Centre

Room service for cancer families!

The Hotel Atlantic Holiday Centre in Callao Salvaje has donated 10 week-long holidays to the local branch of the Spanish Cancer Association and the Adeje council to give to families in the region who have someone suffering from cancer.

The initiative was welcomed by Adeje health councillor Amada Trujillo Bencomo as “very positive, as those who are affected by cancer are also under a huge amount of stress during their palliative care. Now they can use this week to relax, enjoy some leisure time with their family, and be looked after by the hotel staff. This will contribute to their recuperation, and the staff in the holiday complex will be delighted to welcome them”.

Hotel director Charlotte Abildtrup said “we want to help these people and their families relax a little and escape from some of the stress they are experiencing as a result of their cancer. We know they are fighters and that they are facing difficulties on a daily basis. That’s why we want to offer ten families the chance to enjoy what the hotel has to offer this summer, a week where they can enjoy some quiet time with us”.

Councillor Trujillo Bencomo added, “this gesture from the heart by people such as Charlotte do show that there is kindness without conditions, without barriers, people who only want to help”.
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