Teleton 2018 Wishes To Be More Than A Donation Event

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Teleton is an event that, through donations, aims to help children with physical disabilities. Nevertheless, they don’t want to be seen just as an opportunity to raise funds, but also as a chance to accompany the children of the San Juan de Dios Clinic.

As sponsors we understand that it is not only about giving a donation (…) but also about generating recognition for San Juan de Dios and all the work they do and encouraging more people to support and collaborate so that more children can improve their quality of life,” said Gianfranco Ferrari, general manager of BCP (Banco de Crédito del Perú), sponsor of Teleton for more than 30 years.

This year, it is expected that more than 70% of what is collected until September 14 and 15, which are the central days, comes from collaborators. In this sense, the bank has expanded its collection channels, since it no longer only has the ATMs, agencies or mobile application of the BCP, but also has enabled the option in its Yape app.

Gestión reported that on September 14 and 15, the event will have more than 500 volunteers from BCP that will be receiving donations at several agencies.

This year’s goal is to collect more than 11.7 million soles to finance, mainly, treatment for physically impaired children, as well as investing in infrastructure and technology.

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Ermelinda is a journalist from Caracas, Venezuela. She has a Master’s degree in Digital Journalism and has recently finished a technical degree in Veterinary Assistance because of her love for animals. She likes to do sports, but especially ballet, which she has practiced for more than 17 years. Her passion is to read, write, and blog about different topics, as well as travel whenever she can.