In the absence of camels kind-hearted Malaga taxi drivers have helped transport the Three Kings from the east to deliver presents to the Ronald McDonald House in the city.
More than 200 toys were donated by the Taxistas Solidarios group to the foundation where families of children who are hospitalised or receiving treatment can stay.
Medical protocol dictates that the toys had to be brand new to avoid any risk of infection to the little ones so taxi drivers set off on their rounds and have managed to collect more than 200 toys of all kinds and for different ages.
"There are puzzles, colouring books, dolls, cars, balls, ... all thanks to the contribution of colleagues", said the president of the Aumat taxi drivers’ association, Guillermo Díaz, who said the group had already been collaborating with the foundation since the beginning of the pandemic, transferring families and children free-of-charge every time they had to attend a medical check-up.
Vicente Moros, manager of the Ronald McDonald House said, “During the confinement they helped us a lot by transporting families. They have established a very beautiful relationship with the children and now with the Kings they have also remembered us and have come loaded with toys and with taxis decorated for the occasion.”
The taxi drivers have also remembered the elderly residents of the Hermanitas de los Pobres centre where they have donated board games. This year, because of the pandemic, they have been unable to take residents from the centre to see the Christmas lights in the city.