Dreams Project
Dreams Project

Fundació PortAventura presents

PortAventura Dreams village, its most emblematic project that will be a reference in Europe

 
PortAventura Fundació Dreams

PortAventura World, May 7, 2019 - In the middle of the construction phase, Fundación PortAventura (www.fundacioportaventura.org) today presented its PortAventura Dreams project, a village located within the resort that will seek to offer a unique experience for children and young people suffering from serious diseases and their families.

The project will consolidate the foundation's commitment, which has as a social action the improvement of the lives of children at risk of social exclusion due to disability, health or economic reasons through entertainment and fun.

PortAventura Dreams, a pioneering initiative in Europe that will have an investment of more than 4 million euros, will create a different and recreational space whose objective will be the search for a positive effect on recovery.

"PortAventura Dreams is an important step in the work of Fundación PortAventura. The project, reflecting our values and our legacy, is born with the will to generate a greater positive impact on our environment in the present, but also in the medium and long term, "said Arturo Mas-Sardá, President of PortAventura World.

PortAventura Dreams village, supported by first class partners.
To develop this project, the foundation has established a network of collaborators; from private companies, other foundations and mainly hospitals.

Maternal and infant hospitals of reference in Spain as Children's Hospital Universitario Niño Jesús de Madrid, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu and Vall d'Hebron Hospital, together with the Red Cross, have already joined the project. The objective is that more hospitals throughout the national territory will be added to the project in the future.

In this sense, the program of Integral Attention to People with Advanced Diseases of "la Caixa" Foundation will collaborate with the Red Cross in the preparation of informative materials of advice and support for the families that access the project.

The main founding donors whose contribution is making possible the materialization of PortAventura Dreams: El Corte Inglés, Barça Foundation, Cruyff Foundation, "la Caixa" Foundation, Probitas Foundation, LG, Mango and Mediapro have also attended.

A leading social project in Europe
A leading social project in Europe

PortAventura Dreams village, which is scheduled to open during the month of September, will occupy a space of about 9,000 m² located within PortAventura World. The village will have 6 homes of 130m², fully adapted, which can accommodate up to 6 families simultaneously. The project will focus on children between 4 and 17 years who suffer (or have suffered) serious diseases, listed in the list prepared by the Ministry of Health.

The choice of families that can participate in the PortAventura Dreams village experience will be made through a committee made up of doctors and social workers from collaborating hospitals, and other experts from the health field. The forecast is that a total of 200 families can enjoy the PortAventura Dreams program annually, a figure that will increase over time.

Families will have a totally free 6-day stay in a fully adapted detached house, which will be located in the village. The package will include access to the three parks of PortAventura World and the possibility of enjoying exclusive activities for families, coordinated by volunteer groups of Fundación PortAventura. The activities will also include visits to the surroundings.

"The arrival of PortAventura Dreams village allows us to continue generating real value for society through a project that aims to make the disease more bearable, not only for the child, but also for his family, which is a fundamental part of the process of recovery ", said Ramón Marsal, President of the PortAventura Foundation.

 

The value of leisure within recovery therapy

The value of leisure within recovery therapy

The project, conceived as a playful and interactive space, aims to generate a positive effect on recovery from a psychological point of view, while allowing to feed new moments of family unity.

The project will have its continuity after the stay of the families with a pioneering psychological study, which is planned to Hospital Vall d'Hebron, with the aim of finding scientific evidence of the benefits of leisure in health. The study will consist of pondering the stimulus received by the sick child at the end of his treatment, by being able to return to his family with the strictest normality, outside the hospital and enjoying a vacation together.

The PortAventura Foundation
PortAventura Dreams village is an initiative of Fundación PortAventura, the entity that channels and promotes all the social actions of PortAventura World as part of its proposal for Corporate Social Responsibility. Since 2011, it has granted grants worth more than 6,300,000 euros through different projects of its own or in collaboration with other entities, and has invited more than 68,000 children and young people at risk of exclusion to enjoy PortAventura World.