The Malaga-born actor raised the much-needed funds through several of his foundations to help hospitals
José Antonio Domínguez Bandera, known professionally as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish actor, director, producer and singer.
You name it, he’s done it. Antonio Banderas has played everything or almost everything on screen: trumpeter, priest, mariachi, hired killer, caped vigilante (Zorro), but he himself has stated on occasion: “The best role of my life has been and is that of trying to bring well-being to people who really need it”.
The beloved Actor throughout Spain has made a donation of 53,000 euros through the El Pimpi Foundation and the Lágrimas y Favores Foundation, and CaixaBank to urgently manufacture disposable gowns, which will arrive in the next few days at the Civil Hospital of Malaga for distribution among the different centres in the city.
The lack of medical equipment is one of the major problems that health professionals are facing in their fight against the pandemic. As a result, CaixaBank, through the Obra Social “la Caixa”, joined forces with Antonio Banderas via the Foundation El Pimpi and Lágrimas y Favores, to make this donation that will allow the manufacture of more than 30,000 gowns for hospital use.
The gowns have begun to be produced in the province of Malaga and are expected to be in their destination progressively during the next week, they have explained through a statement.
The actor from Malaga, Antonio Banderas, explained that with this action “we want to contribute one more grain of sand to the epidemic of solidarity that has exploded throughout the Spanish people in the fight against COVID-19”.
Antonio Banderas Receiving his Goya Film Award for “Dolor y Gloria”
Charities and Organisations
Antonio is no stranger to philanthropy and is involved with various charities and organisations. As an advocate for human rights, he launched the Tears and Favors Foundation (Fundación Lágrimas y Favores), which provides scholarships and funding to underprivileged students at the University of Malaga.
The same organisation also works with Cudeca, which is an association that works to fund and foundation also works with Cudeca, an association dedicated to funding and managing palliative care for terminally ill cancer patients and to providing support for their caretakers and families.
He’s also worked with the founders of the Children in Joy Foundation, Sandra Alejandra Garcia Sanjuán and Alejandra Alemán, to lend a helping hand to the vulnerable children of Mexico, raising funds to build schools for economically disadvantaged children.
Banderas has always shown a genuine commitment to humanitarian causes. He has declared his concern for the pressing issues of our time and doesn’t hesitate to fight social injustices in both Spain and abroad.
He firmly believes that celebrities and figures in the public eye have a certain level of responsibility to help those that are less privileged, which is why we’ve mentioned him as a person of interest in Spain Life.