Famous Fundraising Events in France
Charitable organizations all over the world must compete against one another for the dollar in the average person’s pocket. There is only a finite amount of donation money available by the ordinary citizen as they too have the expense of living and paying taxes, charities work hard to try and raise funds.
Each charity focuses on the country that ties their particular cause to them and France is no different, in this blog we look at some of the very special fundraising events held in France each year and the causes they support.
Cycle for Life
The Cycle for Life event is to support Cancer Support France and is a great sporting event that takes place in the marvelous French countryside of the Occitanie region. The event covers 200 kilometers of the stunning scenery from Canal du Midi to the finish point in Sete.
The organization was formed in 2002 and provides much needed support for English speaking people living in France that have had their lives affected by cancer. The fantastic cycle race brings young and old together in a fun and healthy way to provide aid to the charity.
World Bicycle Relief
World Bicycle Relief is a charity that was set up for providing cycles to aid region’s economic and cultural growth. Some of the bicycles provided are specially adapted to suit purpose and are used by health workers, students, and entrepreneurs to people all across rural Africa. There is also a program to train bicycle mechanics to keep the machines in good working order. Three years ago, a new event was formed to raise money for World Bicycle Relief, the Figure of Hate Sportive F8. In French the term Sportive means a mass cycling event, and the F8 has now developed into one of the hardest of its kind as it includes two of the most difficult climbs on the Tour de France circuit. The event consists of two races, a 95 and 195 kilometer, both starting and ending at the delightful village of Axat. Both are tough events and experienced riders are only expected to participate.
Princess Charlene’s Sporty Appeal
Prior to her marriage to Prince Albert of Monaco, Princess Charlene was an Olympic athlete back in her South African home. The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation has its focus of raising much need financial support through swimming, and bringing worldwide notice to the tragic deaths by toddlers through drowning.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Event
Our final fundraising event is organized by the movie actor Leonardo DiCaprio and is attended by the rich and famous. DiCaprio actually delivered a speech on climate change to the United Nations and his foundation since that speech has held an event in St Tropez to raise money. Our final fundraising event is organized by the movie actor Leonardo DiCaprio and is attended by the rich and famous. DiCaprio actually delivered a speech on climate change to the United Nations and his foundation since that speech has held an event in St Tropez to raise money. These charitable events are so different in their construction and are to aid many different but worthwhile causes. France is the perfect backdrop to hold such events and brings all its majestic splendor to aid the charities.