The provincial headquarters of Red Cross Las Palmas, on Calle León y Castillo 231, opened the Sala in a simple and emotional ceremony on Wednesday Antonio Cacereño in the presence of his children Mª Ángeles, Antonio (director of La Provincia – Diario de Las Palmas) and Andrés Cacereño Ibañez. The president of the Canary Islands Red Cross attended this tribute Gerardo Mesa, and the president of the Red Cross Las Palmas, Juan Campos, in addition to a large group of relatives, friends and acquaintances of Antonio Cacereño Díaz and Mª Ángeles Ibañez de la Fuente.
This room has been inaugurated in memory of Antonio Cacereño Díaz, who died on February 18, 2016 at the age of 78, who was president of the Local Assembly of the Spanish Red Cross in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and a volunteer of the institution it was dedicated for more than 50 years.
Cacereño Díaz began his stage at the Spanish Red Cross in Las Palmas in 1962, starting in the old Relief Brigade and later acting as provincial director of the Volunteer Relief and Emergency Unit. As a nursing professional, he highlighted his work as a promoter and trainer in first aid for both members of the Red Cross and the population in general.
He was also a member of the Autonomous Committee of the Red Cross in the Canary Islands and from its Provincial Committee being from 2003 to February 2016 president of the Local Assembly and provincial vice president. For his dedication and work for 50 years, in silence and without giving importance to his work, he was recognized in 2008 with the Gold Medal of the institution.
During the inauguration of this Chamber in his memory, he has also remembered his wife Mª Ángeles Ibañez de la Fuente, a great Red Cross collaborator as much as her husband was, highlighting her main participation in the Feast of the Banderita, deceased last October. The representatives of the institution have highlighted, in this regard, the work, dedication, love and closeness of Antonio and Maria Angeles, virtues for which both are remembered in the Red Cross.