NEW STORIES. 08/04/2022
The club’s director of institutional relations, Emilio Butragueño, received the award at a ceremony held in Santander.
The Padre Menni Hospital in Santander has awarded the VIII Mental Health Award, whose purpose is to recognize and honor people or institutions that have excelled in their work in favor of mental health or disability. In this edition, the prize was for the Real Madrid Foundation and its socio-sports programs aimed at guaranteeing accessibility for all to collective sport and its values.
real Madriddirector of institutional relations, Emilio Butragueno, received the award in a ceremony attended by the President of Cantabria, Miguel Ángel Revilla; the regional Minister of Health, Raúl Pesquera; and the regional councilor for education, youth and health of the town hall of Santander, Noemí Méndez.
Butragueno expressed his gratitude with the following words: “Thank you for this honor from the people who have truly been the masters of welcoming and caring for vulnerable groups for more than a century. It is a great source of pride and gives us the impetus to continue on our journey to improve lives.
Inclusive sport is one of the main areas of activity of the Real Madrid Foundation. In the field of mental health, the program in hospitals, since its origins 20 years ago, has reached the child psychiatric patients of the Niño Jesús Hospital through activities in 12 hospitals. This season, five child and adolescent psychiatry centers are carrying out the Foundation’s weekly physical activity programme.