A Little Helping Hand from the Traveller Blues Band

At this time of year most of us are accustomed to giving, even if we struggle a little and cut back on a few luxuries in order to make the Christmas season special for our loved ones. Yet due to the current ‘crisis’ many Spanish families find themselves in a predicament which is unbelievably shocking to those of us used to the UK Benefit System. With Spain’s poor social system, the only way for many local families to survive whilst they continue to battle against the failing economy is to hand their children into care albeit temporarily.

When The Traveller Blues Band learnt of this awful situation, they decided to take action and raise money for the local children’s homes in Tenerife by donating their album sales and making collections at their gigs.

“We felt we just had to do something to help these kids and their parents. It is it hard to believe that it’s the only option left for them,” said Whiskey, front man of the band. “It’s a crazy world we live in, but this just shows how badly working class families have been hit by the corruption of the banks and governments of this so called EU zone…”

The band, alongside Helping Hands registered charity, organised a Christmas dinner and visit from Santa Claus at the Premier Bar in Amarilla Golf, for a group of under privileged children; each one received a bag of presents from Santa, a delicious, hot and filling meal and entertainment from the band. The Traveller Blues band then handed over just short of one thousand euros to Miriam of Helping Hands that they had collected through their album sales and collections at their gigs. “Seeing the joy on the children’s faces was enough to know that every little does count” and if you would like to help in anyway, you can contact Helping Hands or the Traveller Blues Band directly by visiting

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