Each year the Anglophone Association supports a charity which is voted on at the AGM. Our chosen Charity for 2015-16 is le Centre Francois Baclesse
It is a cancer treatment centre in Caen. Its mission is to ensure care, research and teaching exclusively in the cancerology field benefiting all Lower Normandy.
If you would like to find out more about them, you can check out their Website: http://www.baclesse.fr Telephone: 02 31 45 50 50
Throughout the year we raise money at events through raffles and other fun fundraising games for our members and, at the end of the year, this money is donated to our supported charity.
Previous Charities we have supported:
2014-2015 – Association Solidarité Coutances Rwanda and St Lo Memorial Hospital
Association Solidarité Coutances Rwanda
This charity is based in Coutances and supports deprived villages in Rwanda. The charity is run locally and the money they raise goes straight to the people who need it with no middle men. They raise money to supply schools, teachers and all the books and pens and other facilities needed to enable the schools to run.
St Lo Memorial Hospital
The Franco-American hospital has a new project to raise €2 million Euros by 2016 to modernise the hospital’s cardiological and neurological facilities.
2013-2014 – Les Petits Freres des Pauvres
An International non profit organisation created in 1946 to aid people over 50 years of age. They provide practical and emotional support for those alone, handicapped or poor. Volunteers make home visits, meet with the elderly in nursing or retirement homes, and they staff telephone call-in lines to relieve loneliness.
2012-2013 – Cancer Support France Basse Normandie is an association affiliated to Cancer Support France, a group of regional associations, created to help English speaking people, wherever their origin, who are affected by Cancer.
For further information about CSF you can visit their website: www.csfbassenormandie.com/