The mayor of Toledo, Milagros Tolón, has participated this Tuesday in the presentation of the XVII Solidarity March 'Santiago en march' of the Santiago el Mayor school that will be held next Saturday, May 21 and whose proceeds will go to Ukraine this year.
Milagros Tolón has been accompanied in this act by the auxiliary bishop, Francisco César García Magán; the Councilor for Education and Culture, Teo García, the director of the educational center, Jesús Gómez-Gordo, as well as teachers and students from the school.
Dressed in the sports event shirt, the mayor addressed the boys and girls gathered there, to whom she confessed "being delighted" to share this event with them, at the same time that she congratulated the educational center for this initiative that they have been developing for 17 years "to help others".
"The city of Toledo is great and supportive and we are proud to have schools that think further, in what others suffer", said Milagros Tolón to say that this project once again demonstrates "the heart that we Toledo and the Toledo".
Referring to Ukrainian citizens and especially, remembering the boys and girls of this country, he pointed out the very complicated situation they are experiencing at the moment due to the war and that, "instead of being in the sun today looking at the sky as we , they are seeing bombs pass by and many of them have to be underground to be able to live».
The mayor has encouraged the school to keep this project alive for which they will always have the support and collaboration of the City Council. The event began with a song performed by the schoolchildren dedicated to peace in Ukraine and after it, the auxiliary bishop read Pope Francis' prayer for peace in the world.
The solidarity march will be held on May 21 at 7:00 p.m. to avoid the hottest hours. All proceeds from registration, ballots and sale of snacks will go to help the Ukrainian country.
Not even the pandemic stopped the solidarity march that was carried out virtually, recalled the coordinator of the initiative, Teresa Toledo, who has confessed that at the center they are very proud and happy to share with their students this spirit of solidarity of collaborating with those people that "they are having a very bad time and need our help".
Haiti, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Ecuador or Peru are some of the countries to which the collection of this solidarity march has been destined since it began 17 years ago. Last year he stayed in Toledo and went to the cloistered convents that "were having a regular time."