Benidorm ONCE vendors return to the streets

June 20, 2020
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Benidorm Mayor, Toni Pérez, has highlighted "the commendable integrative work carried out by ONCE to improve facilitate and the quality of life of people with visual impairments", he said, "the close collaboration" between the Benidorm City Council and the organisation "in the development of improving accessibility on Benidorm streets. This has included for example the installation of traffic lights for deafblind people". The Mayor has sent this message coinciding with the return of ONCE sales activity after the months of confinement.  

To encourage sellers on their return to business, the Mayor has paid a visit, together with the director of the Benidorm Agency, Anabel Morente, to one of the ONCE sales outlets in Benidorm.

Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles (ONCE)

National Organisation of Spanish blind people is a Spanish foundation founded on 13th December, 1938, to raise funds to provide services for the blind and people with serious visual impairment.

Although it is overseen by a board of patrons made up of representatives from various Spanish ministries, it does enjoy a certain amount of freedom of movement in the day-to-day running of its activities, and its general council is democratically elected from among its members.

The everyday kindness of Spanish society provides the essential financial support to this institution, which Spaniards claim as their own. It is the purchase of the Cupón and other games of chance sold by the ONCE that make its existence possible. The ONCE, through its Foundation, allocates part of its proceeds to other groups for the disabled.