The Queen of Spain presided over the annual Santander Bank Social Projects event at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, in Madrid.
The Santander Social Projects promotes initiatives that help improve society. With the “Euros From Your Salary” programme, Santander employees in Spain donate part of their salary to charitable causes to support a total of 12 social projects. The proposals are chosen by the bank’s employees and receive more than EUR 40,000 each. In addition, Santander matches the amounts donated by employees to ensure that the projects have a greater impact on society.
Her Majesty thanked the Santander Group for their commitment to ending social inequality.
The Queen's speech was followed by a round table, the presentation of awards and a group photograph with the winners. Before leaving Her Majesty had the opportunity to talk with the winners and the participants in the round table.