The Senate will host this Good night the charity dinner that every Christmas is organized by the NGO of Father Angel, Messengers of Peace, and will open the dining room of the Upper House to more than one hundred homeless and socially excluded people to give visibility to this social problem and as an "unequivocal gesture" that the institution "belongs to everyone."
Sources of the Senate Presidency consulted by Europa Press point out that it is the first time that a solidarity event of this nature has been accommodated, and that after receiving Father Angel's proposal, the president herself, Pilar LlopHe welcomed her with enthusiasm and promoted her by taking her to the Senate Table, where this Thursday has been unanimously approved.
Thus, it will be Llop herself who receives the guests this December 24 in the Upper House, and dinner will be served in the Senate restaurant area at 7.30 pm. Members of the Senate Bureau who reside in Madrid are also expected to attend. With this initiative, it is intended to give visibility to one of the ways of poverty Y most serious exclusion.
These same sources remember that only in Madrid, according to the latest municipal count, there are more than 2,000 homeless people. It amounts to more than 30,000 people throughout the national territory. For this reason, from the Presidency of the Senate it is understood that, welcoming this Christmas Eve to people who have lost everything, they put the focus and look "on one of the most terrible lessons of the crisis", which is that "No one is free to fall, to hit bottom and lose everything."
They also remember that it is a group that needs protection from administrations, since hate crimes, aporophobia, have rebounded on it. This charity dinner with the 'sintecho' of December 24 has been held on previous occasions in emblematic places such as the Prado Museum, the Circle of Fine Arts or the Crystal Courtyard of the Madrid City Hall.