A small gesture can really change our world. Nearly 30 young people, among whom children of TAP Employees, rolled up their sleeves on last August 8th, put on their gloves and picked up 50 kilograms of garbage from the coast of Cascais, near the Guincho bicycle path.
The action was part of the first Portuguese edition of the Give Me 4 festival, inserted in the Cascais 2018 programme – European Capital of Youth, and consisted of only four hours of work that represented a cleaner part of the coast, without paper and without plastics.
"We focused mainly on hard access areas, where it is not so easy to catch paper or plastics that are thrown or dropped. The young people were very interested, enjoyed themselves and, above all, it served to stimulate the "muscle of volunteering", said Bernardo Capucho, responsible for the initiative.
The young José Montez, David and Gabriel Bandeira were the children of TAP Employees that represented the Company in the solidarity action. Together they participated and made a difference, for a better world.
The reward for volunteering was even more attractive: Give Me 4 is the only festival that does not have tickets for sale, to enter you must earn it. And the four hours were be the price to enter the festival, which gathered on 12th August, at the same stage, Pedro Vaz, HMB and Gabriel o Pensador.
"The motivation of the concert was very strong, but it was great, because they could see a reality that they did not know and to which they will have more attention in the future", noted the organization.