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15 Dec 09 PT embarked on Christmas Train 2009 The Christams Train will leave Lisbon on 16 December, heading for the Visionarium in Santa Maria da Feira. Having a very special goal, this solidary train will make 200 underprivileged children, from several social solidarity institutions, smile. Sapo will also take a ride on this scientific adventure.

The Christmas Train 2009 is a new project whose mission is to afford a unique experience by means of a train journey from Lisbon to the Visionarium, stopping in Santarém, for more than 200 children coming from several social solidarity institutions. This initiative from CP – Trains from Portugal, is sponsored by Portugal Telecom, Sapo Kids and Meo Kids, being Ricardo Sá Pinto, director of professional football of Sporting, its ambassador. The Christmas Train is also sponsored by Oriflame, Renascença Radio, Sporting Club de Portugal (under Solidary Sporting project), Santarém Municipality, Samsung, Trivalor Services, Simple Fruit, Visionarium, Malagueta Audiovisuals, Salamandra Dourada and Guess What.

Conference to present the Christmas Train 2009 project

The goal of this initiative is to ensure moments of Christmas magic to every child involved in the project through an unforgettable train experience. During the journey, children aged 6 to 12, will be surprised with a real Christmas party on board where they will participate in several games, dances, science experiments, music and movie viewings. The high moment of the day will be the visit to Visionarium, the scientific adventure park, at Europarque Science Centre.

Sapo’ s support is visible through the creation of a micro-site hosted at Sapo Kids, where the journey by train may be followed by means of photos and videos. Sapo will also take a ride and travel with these children, taking advantage of every moment to make them laugh. There will also be Sapo kits distributed containing Christmas hoods, crayons and books to be coloured, exercise books, pens, t-shirts and Sapo bags.

The Christmas Train will take these children for a different day and Sapo will be part of this unforgettable journey.

Project Presentation of the
Christmas Train 2009 during Sporting vs. União de Leiria match