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18 Jul 2023

The Aura Foundation highlights Barcelona's social and business commitment to intellectual disability at its summer gala

With the slogan "IMAGINE", AURA recognises all those who have made possible the social and labour inclusion of people with intellectual 
people with intellectual disabilities in 2023.

Aura Foundation, an organisation whose mission is to help improve the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities through social and labour inclusion, following the methodology of "Supported Employment", held its summer gala on 6 July at the Sala Aribau in Barcelona. 

The event was attended by nearly 1,000 people including participants of AURA's programmes and their families, as well as companies and institutions that have contributed throughout this year to the mission of the organisation.

The event was inaugurated by Gloria Canals, founder and president of Aura Fundación, who 34 years ago decided to create a project that would facilitate the social and labour inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in their adult stage.

Under the theme "IMAGINE", the gala paid tribute to all those who practice inclusion every day. The common thread was the imagination, the wishes fulfilled and what remains to be imagined to achieve a world of full inclusion. 

The commitment of the companies that have hired this year participants of the foundation, of the partners and patrons who provide the necessary resources to carry out the mission of the organisation, as well as the people who individually collaborate with AURA in a disinterested way, was highlighted.

The awards were presented to:
Companies with AURA
(Companies that have recruited participants in 2023)

365 Obrador, Acta Hotels, Amat Immobiliaries, Aproperties, Aramark, Ausolan, Barça Licensing & Merchandising, Bel Cosmetic, Buenas Migas Focacceria, C.E Laietà, CEAC, Clikalia, Consum, COVB - Col.legi Oficial de Veterinaris de Barcelona, DABA Nespresso, Dia, Ecoveritas, Foment del Treball, Fundació Damm, Fundació Privada Eina, Geox, Grimaldi Lines, Gurpo Julià, Grupo Saona, Grupo Tragaluz, H10 Hotels, Hotel Catalonia Barcelona 505, Hotel Petit Palace Boqueria Garden, Hotel Petit Palace Museum, Itsa Hotel Calipolis, La Casa de Carlota, Zander Foods, Marta’s Lemon Pie, Masia Can Ametller, Nacar Design, Natura, Primark, Proclinic Group, Rango 10, Rebold del grupo ISPD, Sequra, She Bistro, Simorra, Starbucks, The Hoxton hotel, T-Systems, Udon, Vetparners, Wallbox y Winche Redes Comerciales.  

Sponsor Companies with AURA
(Companies that have donated to the foundation and promoted the training programmes)

Deutsche Telekom, Fundació La Caixa, Fundació Sert, Fundación Nando y Elsa Peretti, Fútbol Club Barcelona, Hola Luz, Invest for Children, Gerosa Group, NTT Data, Palex Medical, Can Durán Embotits, T-Systems Iberia, Telus International, TRAM, Red Points, Capitole Consulting, It-Now. 

Fundraising and communication campaigns:

  • NATURA and AURA joined forces to express to the world what "Freedom" means for people with intellectual disabilities! ðŸ’š Their designs have been converted into a pack of 6 solidarity postcards where 100% of the profits raised will be destined to the social and labour inclusion of the beneficiaries of the foundation.


  • LegEnd, a musical group made up of Joe Sanfeliu, Ricardo Iglesias, Marc Casulleras, Eva Ráez, David de la Blanca and Christian Herrera. They are recognised for their charisma on stage and their valuable musical contribution to Luz de Gas #Rockforacause, for two consecutive years. For their talent in creating unforgettable moments and their commitment to social inclusion.