France: Les Baroudeurs de l’Espoir
On Sunday 9 October 2016, over 86 clients and colleagues from our Paris office participated in a semi-marathon, a 20-km circuit. They were encouraged and supported by colleagues, friends and family who all joined in to support NGO “Les Baroudeurs de l’Espoir” –“Hope Missionaries”. The first help of “Les Baroudeurs de l’Espoir” goes to the civilian victims of Alep in Syria.
The excitement and motivation of the runners were reinforced by the fact that each kilometer they put behind them amounted to 5 € added to support the cause.
On Thursday following the event, a cocktail for the participants and organizers was held in the Paris office. All present were happy to exchange their impressions, to relive the sunny Sunday morning and to once again contribute to the cause by giving a donation to “Les Baroudeurs de l’Espoir”.
Alexandre Vuchot (Co-head of Paris office) said: " Why have we decided to support the NGO “Les Baroudeurs de l’espoir” – “Hope missionaries” through sport? Their humanitarian projects and their volunteer realization in the field that bring smiles back to those children, who must fight for survival every day, has affected us deeply. Every kilometer covered in this semi-marathon becomes not only a symbol of hope shared by the participants, but also the perfect opportunity to support the association and make it better known. We’re very much inspired to run this 20-km semi-marathon alongside the hope missionaries. It’s a big moment that we all feel a part of. We’re running for hope!”
To know more about Baroudeurs de l’Espoir: please click on Baroudeursdelespoir.org