Blood Donor Marathon 2.0


Last Friday 17th took place at Fundació Antoni Tàpies the first edition of the Marató de Donants de Sang 2.0, an initiative for blood donors that will take place simultaneously across Catalunya between 17th and 24th January , the aim is to increase the blood donations so they began to restore the blood supply in January, since during Christmas donations are down.


To the opening ceremony attended the mayor Xavier Trias and the Councillor for Social Welfare i Family , Neus Munté , both have encouraged citizens to participate in the marathon. Ideal Cocktail Bar meanwhile participated bringing to the event our bartender Guillem who prepared for the donors our famous cocktail Bloody Igualada a non-alcoholic cocktail made from agave syrup , egg , cranberry juice and soda ginger, a refreshing, restorative and very healthy drink .



The ultimate goal is to reach the number of 5,000 donations and educate the public that donating blood is a quick, easy and very beneficial process since each donation is useful for three people. Through portal you can make an appointment to donate blood and inquire which characteristics you must have to be donor.


2nd Edition of the charity concert “Veus per l’Esperança”


Last January 3 took place at Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar the concert “Veus per l’Esperança” in which Ideal Cocktail Bar participated as a sponsor. Montserrat Caballé and her daughter Montserrat Marti along with Jordi Galán, accompanied on piano by Andrea Alvarez, staged a charity concert, an initiative promoted by the Oncology Service Hospital Clínic of Barcelona.


Among the many intense moments that were experienced one of the most important was when the soprano performed by the very first time the song ‘Habanera’, composed expressly for her by the musician Vangelis. However the music was varied and the musical programme included songs such as the West Side Story movie duet, played by Martí and Galán, and ending with the three artists singing the toast of ‘La Traviata’ by Verdi.


We are proud to have participated in such an act of charity and awareness against cancer, funds raised thanks to the concert we’ll be given to the Research Laboratory of Molecular Oncology and Crime, led by Dr. Pere Gascón.