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What's happening

Look at our new education centre in partnership with Sangha Animal Centre in San Miguel

' supporting under privileged children '

About us

The Amigos de Gillian Banks are a voluntary organisation raising money on Tenerife to support under privileged children , who deserve a better start in life. Supporting families and children to raise aspirations and career possibilities through vocational training as well as pastoral care and support for the basic requirements for daily life.


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How can you help?

If you would like to get involved please contact Denise Hammonds or Gillian Banks  through facebook on Tenerife.

They co-ordinate all events and activities that our charity organises.

If you would like to organise an event for us please let us know so we can liaise and advise.


Meet our patrons - Michelle Phillips - Michelle helps in many ways through her work at Iceland but also personally giving time and energy to multiple projects per year. Also Jay Francis - Jay is very supportive performing to raise money in Tenerife and the UK - We also have a UK ambassador Rebecca Peacock who supports our charity every year by donating wages and time to support the performances we put on in Tenerife.

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We have undertaken several projects to help the children and have others planned.

Our projects include teaching the children how to grow vegetables and become self sufficient by growing products on a Finca in Granadilla

Training in Hairdressing - We supported a girl from the centre to train as a hairdresser and become a qualified stylist through monies raise by performing on Tenerife. And we have now managed to secure employment for her in Los Christianos.

We guided a boy into car spraying courses to customise cars and provided work experience at a local garage in Guargacho.

We have enabled 3 children so far , to visit England on an annual basis to practice english language but also see other options within the world.

We have just completed an education centre in partnership with Sangha Animal Centre to teach the children how to look after and care for animals , as well as learning about the food chains and natures ways of providing food.


We provide Tennis lesson each week in Costa Del Silence to teach the children skills as well as providing exercise as part of their weekly routines .


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