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Renault Trucks staff collect 18,000 euros for the Children and Health association

Over the past three years, the 5,000 strong workforce at the Renault Trucks SAS Head Office in Lyon has supported the work of a voluntary association. This year, they focused their efforts on helping children suffering from cancer and, on 18 March, presented a cheque for €18,000 to Enfants et Santé. This money will be used to finance a paediatric cancerology research programme.

This is the third year that Renault Trucks staff have joined forces to support an association of their choice. This year, all their efforts were focused on the Enfants et Santé (Children and Health) association, which is constantly striving to help children suffering from cancer and their families. Over several months, the staff thought up and organised a whole range of activities enabling them to collect money. These included book fairs, chess tournaments, shows, sporting challenges, etc. In particular, the Renault Trucks theatre group immediately offered to take part in the operation: "We were very happy to put on two shows to support the association. We even filmed the performance, so that the sick children themselves could also enjoy the show," explained Valérie, a member of the company.

The staff at the Renault Trucks Lyon site presented the association with a cheque for €18,000, which had been collected as a result of their efforts. Bénédicte des Fontaines, the president of Enfants et Santé made a point of thanking all the teams for their generosity: "It's really fantastic to see such dedication and involvement! If others could follow this example we would be able to do so many things!"

The sum collected will be used to finance a research programme on neuroblastoma, malignant tumours in young children, of which little is known, particularly their development and the treatment to be given in the event of a relapse. It will also contribute to financing research projects aimed at improving current treatments.

The Docteur Clown and L’Enfant Bleu associations, as well as the victims of the tsunami in Japan, have already benefited from the support of Renault Trucks staff members in previous years.

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