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World Red Cross Day: The Monaco Red Cross opens its doors to the public

The Monaco Red Cross and Fights Aids Monaco united for the destitute

Published on 10.02.2021

Joint commitment and resolve to support the vulnerable, particularly in these times of health crisis.

Monaco, 8th February 2021 – At the headquarters of CRM on Monday 8th February, HSH Prince Albert II, President of the Monaco Red Cross, handed over a cheque in an amount of €6,000 to HSH Princess Stéphanie, President of Fight Aids Monaco.

“Une lumière pour Noël” is an operation that took place from 1st December 2020 to 31st January 2021 in partnership with the Monaco City Council. A dedicated platform was set up online to enable donations to be quickly made in support of underprivileged and isolated individuals during the festive season.  A small light lit up on the virtual Christmas tree each time a donation was made.

€6,000 was raised thanks to the generosity of individuals and businesses.

Cooperation between these 2 associations has been ongoing for several years including support by the Monaco Red Cross for the affiliated members of Fight Aids Monaco. CRM transferred the entirety of all the donations received to Fight Aids Monaco within the framework of this operation.

The following were also present:

  • Georges Marsan, the Mayor of Monaco
  • On behalf of the Monaco Red Cross: Frédéric Platini, Secretary General, Bettina Ragazzoni-Janin, Treasurer General, Danielle Cottalorda, Member of the Board and Communications Manager, and Yann Bertrand, Executive Director and Liaison Officer for the Treasurer General.
  • On behalf of Fight Aids Monaco: Christine Barca, Secretary General, Sabine Steiner-Toesca, Treasurer and Hervé Aeschbach, Coordinator.

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