June 2014, a month on the road, full of solidarity and making new friends

June was a very intense month for us. We participated in three different events to make people aware of our initiative and to raise funds to continue helping Àlex. It was an intense month, with lots of kilometres covered and lots of hours spent but it has been worthy. Because of all the money we have collected for Àlex and because we have spread the message.

FirAnoia Igualada

We started June 7th and 8th weekend at Cervera (Lleida) a town that this year has been named Ciutat Gegantera 2014 de Catalunya (Catalonia’s 2014 city of giants) and hosted giants and “big heads” carriers and organizations. Thanks to the town council we could set our stand in two different places in that beautiful and historic city. On Saturday we set camp at Sant Miquels’s Square, in the center of the city, and on Sunday morning at Sindicat’s Square.

Cervera-Ciutat Gegantera

As this was our second time out of Igualada we were able to make our initiative known to many people who were not aware of anything about our association. This is why we are so happy, we had an amazing reception in Cervera, the citizens and the visitors where very kind. And we could enjoy Catalan Popular Culture and all the events that took place.

Cervera-Ciutat Gegantera

The next weekend was June 14th and 15th and Fira d’Entitats was held. It was part of FirAnoia, organized by Fira d’Igualada, our city’s most popular fair. Thousands of people come to visit this fair, which is located in Igualada’s historical center. That is why this fair is a cultural model in the city. Thanks to the Fira d’Entitats de l’Ajuntament d’Igualada we were able to set our stand at the nonprofit local entities area.

As it was a local fair we met with old friends and contributors who had helped us before, but we also met new people. One of the people we met and had the pleasure to talk to was an Anoiadiari.cat newspaper team member, who mentioned us in his article on June 20th (in Catalan). Thank you very much for helping us diffuse our initiative.

The last event we took part in was “El Troc”, Igualada’s exchange market, held on June 21st at the Museu de la Pell. Although we had less people than we expected, we were able to make our initiative known to new people. So we were very happy.

Nash Alex Sasha - TROC

We are glad to have been in these three events. Thanks to the funds we had raised we can continue helping Àlex. And most importantly we explained our initiative to many people and we hope this will help us in the future.

Since the first party we made to raise funds in “La Bastida” (Igualada) that had took place on June 1st 2013 we could start paying the educative-therapeutic weekly sessions for Àlex in Sitges. We continue paying them with the money we have been raising all these months, doing a second party in the Igualada fair space and setting our stand in fairs, markets, gatherings, etc. wherever we are allowed to do so.

We haven’t had to stop Àlex’s sessions. We can see how Àlex is making progress, he is improving and he is also starting to say he wants to do that, and asking for it. This progress is amazing, he is growing up and he wants to grow up, this has no price.

We continue working hard and now we feel optimists. We keep moving forward and hoping that everything we have worked for start at last.

When in a situation like ours, a particular case like many and many others, you yourself have to look for solutions just to keep going, keep fighting, you can never give up. Because the thing you are fighting for is always worthy. If the goal is worthy and the means used are honest. All the more when it is for a Son you are fighting for. Just like us.

We want to thank Marc Mañé who has been with us since the beginning, helping us diffusing the 2.0 initiative, creating the bloc/site, bringing the Nash Sasha Alex Facebook page up, all concerning to communication online, letting us dispose of his knowledge to continue with the initiative. We also want to thank Marga Xaus who works continueously to enhace and promote our initiative joining us in the events and being creative in all involving the spread of the initiative. Without him everything would be harder and nothing would be the same.

Finally, we want to thanks Isabel Lacleta, Rufino García and Marta Ferrer, who have accompanied us in our outings.

Without your help this would not have been possible!

Thank you very much to all those who with their collaboration are doing all this possible!

Solidarity at The Lemon Day

Lemon Day Capellades

Last Saturday July 5th we were at an alternative music festival “The Lemon Day” held at Font Cuitora Park in Capellades (Barcelona), to present our initiative and to raise funds to continue helping Àlex.

Thanks to the organizers “Associació d’Amics del Rock’n’Roll i Una Mica de Pop” of Capellades we were able to place our stand since the festival started at 7 PM until it ended.

We had a wonderful afternoon, night and late night. We enjoyed the festival and its atmosphere, as always taking action and happy with the work done.

Thanks to all the money we raised, we will be able to continue helping Àlex… and what is more important, we had the chance to explain our initiative to many people who gave us strength and courage to continue fighting. They also congratulated us for the work we are doing, which comforts us and helps us move forward.

We want to thank all the people whose collaboration makes all this possible.

At the Canet de Mar craft fair

This weekend we are going back on the road to keep helping Àlex. This Saturday and Sunday, July 26th and 27th, we will be at craft fair Fira d’Artesania i Regal de Canet de Mar (about 40km from Barcelona) an artisans and entities meeting that coincides with the Festa del Tomàquet (the tomato party, a gastronomic meeting that brings together town and local restaurants with varied menus and special dishes made with tomatoes grown in Maresme’s area).

Tomàquet del Maresme 2014

This fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 6pm to 11pm at Plaça Universitat. Our participation is possible thanks to the collaboration of the economic and promotion area of Canet de Mar’s city council, whose disposition and help in introducing our initiative to citizens and tourists from this beautiful town in Maresme has been vital.

If this weekend you decide to come and taste Maresme’s tomatoes don’t forget to come and say hello and to take with you some of our association’s original items.