Spain won 36 medals - nine of them gold - at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics ©Getty Images

Members of Spain’s Paralympic team at Tokyo 2020 attended a reception at the Envera Comprehensive Disability Centre, where both their achievements and the charity’s support were recognised.

The facility, in Colmenar Viejo, 30 kilometres north of Madrid, is one of seven operated by the non-profit.

Envera’s mission is integrate people with disibilities into the workplace and society, providing assistance areas including early care, training, job placements, leisure and sports activities and residences.

It was founded in 1977 by employees of the airline Iberia, and both are supporters of the Spanish Paralympic Committee (CPE).

More than 450 people formed at guard of honour at the Envera Comprehensive Disability Centre, the CPE estimates, to applaud Paralympians Alba García, Eduardo Uceda, Jorge Gutiérrez and Sara Revuelta.

The original Torch from the Barcelona 1992 Paralympics also made an appearance, while Envera ambassador's and FIFA World Cup-winning football manager Vicente del Bosque was in attendance.

Revuelta, a member of Spain’s women’s wheelchair basketball team, said the team "felt like athletes and nothing more" at the Paralympics, and thanked Envera, Iberia and other sponsors and supporters for their backing. 

Envera leaders including President José Antonio Quintero pledged to maintain their support for Para athletes and ensuring access to sport for all.

Spain won 36 medals - nine of them gold - at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.