Get moving for inflammatory bowel diseases
From 17th November
The Foundation is organising activities, both in house and outside, to raise awareness of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); specifically, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
As in all previous editions, this project is the result of the suggestions and proposals of TMB workers, whose selfless participation is essential to carry out this campaign year after year.
Invisible but debilitating
These are autoimmune diseases that affect the digestive tract and for which as yet there is no cure. While seemingly invisible to most people, they seriously hinder those who suffer from them.
In Spain, these diseases affect more than 100,000 people, of which some 30,000 are in Catalonia.
We collaborate with the Catalan Association of Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis Patients (ACCU)
ACCU Catalunya (CA) promotes this project with the aim of making everyone aware of an invisible disability in aspects such as the urgent need for a toilet.
ACCU Catalunya was created in 1992 to assist and inform Crohn's and ulcerative colitis patients in Catalonia and their families, and encourage mutual help among those affected.
Photographic exhibition "Get moving for inflammatory bowel disease”
This travelling exhibition can be seen at various TMB work centres and themed vinyls are located in the transfer corridors of Diagonal metro station (lines 3 and 5).
The aim of this action is to give visibility to and raise awareness of these diseases and the needs of patients as part of the extension of the "No puc esperar" (I can't wait) project agreement in the metro network for the benefit of these patients.
"I can't wait!” campaign on Mou-TV screens
Date: from 17 November to 31 January
Social awareness action on metro and bus networks about patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease who may need a toilet urgently at any time.
One of the problems that most distress and worry these patients is the constant, and sometimes unpredictable, need to go to the bathroom. Some people see their quality of life diminished by this situation, as the fear of not finding a toilet in time limits their outings away from home.
Interview with a nurse affected by the disease
Date of publication: 23 November
The testimony of Laura Marín Sánchez, a nurse in the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Unit of the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital who also suffers from one of these diseases. She will teach us more about the disease.
A colourful mural on the metro pays tribute to health workers
Stanton finished the work in July and the award for best name was awarded in October. The mural is still displayed.
Now we are able to see a mural painted by artist Philip Stanton in the lobby of the L4 metro station Guinardó / Hospital de Sant Pau, as a tribute to the health workers and all those who made it possible for us to feel cared for during the pandemic.
This large-sized mural, elaborated with Titanlux paints, not only aims to pay homage to health professionals, but is also dedicated to the city of Barcelona and its spirit of achievement and resilience. The mural is a song to hope, positivism and happiness after the hard months of confinement.
Stanton relied on the on-site collaboration of some of his students from the creative illustration degree at the Eina Art University, where he teaches.
A Matisse-inspired mural full of symbolism
The work transmits concepts such as travel, the passing of time, the seasons of the year, as well as symbols that evoke nature. Simultaneously, the work of art expresses a double image. In the foreground, clear references to Barcelona, its city icons, the TMB transport network that contrast with the dreamlike images in the background. The organic and botanical shapes symbolize ecology, hope, resurgence, and pay homage to the master of the 20th century and great referent in Stanton's work, Henri Matisse, who invented these cut-outs at the end of his life, creating a new pictorial language.
TMB and Titanlux we asked to name the work of art
To make the mural even more ours, we held a comp
Maribel Sáez is the author of the chosen title and won a set of paints.
A huge thank you to all our volunteers!
5 December 2020
- A total of 8,885 students from schools throughout Catalonia participated in the TMB Educa project. Volunteers took part in 344 visits to TMB facilities.
- Altogether, 891 people benefited from the 43 solidarity bus services, in which 16 volunteer drivers took part for 176 hours.
- Sixty-four people with disabilities took part in 8 workshops to promote autonomy, in which 10 volunteer guides gave 32 hours of their time.
The TMB Foundation, finalist of the Telefónica Foundation Volunteer Foundation Awards 2020
The Telefónica Foundation's Volunteer Awards aim to raise awareness and encourage volunteer action. This year, this purpose makes more sense than ever, as the Covid-19 crisis has shown how volunteering is a key lever in society.
Bus drivers who are part of the corporate volunteer programme took part in an initiative by the Barcelona Health Consortium, Emergency Services and Barcelona Fire Brigade for the transport of patients discharged from Covid-19 hospital but with a temporary isolation order to specific equipped spaces, not their place of residence.
During the months of April and May, 570 people were transferred thanks to more than 200 volunteers, who used three vehicles from the TMB fleet equipped for this purpose.
TMB's solidarity initiative in the Covid-19 crisis has competed with more than 400 volunteer projects from all over Spain.
A big thank you to TMB volunteer workers
The TMB Foundation promotes initiatives among our staff and we work together with leading bodies, institutions and entities in the field. The totally selfless and strongly committed participation of our workers helps us to develop projects to help build a better society.