Once again this year, Renault Trucks employees have demonstrated their solidarity. On February 10, they handed over a cheque for €25,000 to the Enfant Bleu association. This sum is the product of four months’ activities through various internal events designed to collect funds. The amount collected give children and adults who are victims of abuse access to a place where people will listen to them and take care of them.
Having collected €30,000 for Dr Clown and €10,000 for Japan last year, Renault Trucks employees have just donated €25,000 to Enfant Bleu, an association they have been supporting since last autumn. For several months, different operations have been organised on the site for the association. The cheque was officially handed over at a ceremony on Friday, February 10 on the Renault Trucks site in Lyon.
Employees set up different activities on the Renault Trucks site in Lyon with great commitment and in good cheer. A makeup workshop for kids during the firm’s “heritage days”, sale of books, cartoon portraits, games, hyacinths and cakes, a poker tournament, a chess tournament, a crochet and knitting workshop and an indoor football competition.
These actions, organised by the employees themselves, were an opportunity for everybody to give something of themselves and of their free time for a good cause. But it also contributed to internal cohesion. The employees on the site worked together for a common cause which went beyond their professional activities.
“I’ve been involved in voluntary work for two years now. Fifteen of my colleagues joined me this year to organise the sale of hyacinths and cakes”, says Florence Nevers, PA in the sales department. “I felt my colleagues showed real investment. They were really happy to take part in the event, and we had some really good times together, and all this in a good cause.”
The Enfant Bleu association, set up to help maltreated children and adults who have suffered abuse during their youth, helps families with legal and psychological aid. It runs different awareness raising actions in schools and training centres.