€30,000 presented to Dr Clown by Renault Trucks employees
Renault Trucks SAS employees really do have a heart and they’ve shown it! They have just handed over a cheque for €30,000 to the Dr Clown association. The donation is the result of four months’ intense fundraising activity.
Four months during which employees dreamt up and organised thirty or so events (chess and poker tournaments, Christmas decorations workshop, sporting challenges, sales of cakes and books, etc.). Their one and only objective was to bolster the funds for this Lyon-based association which sends clowns into hospitals to raise a smile amongst sick children.
On Tuesday January 18th, the employees handed over a cheque for €30,000 to Mireille Imbaud, president of the Docteur CLOWN association, who said that she was “touched by this massive effort which has come not from the management of a company but from employees who have made a good cause their own”. Speaking directly to the employees present, she said: “You are all proud to belong to the great Renault Trucks family, proud of your drivers, proud of road transport… And now you can also be extremely proud of your commitment to the Docteur CLOWN association to help children in hospital. Thanks to you and the clowns, children of all ages will be able to take a break from their illness for a few moments.”
For Florence, one of the employees who took an active role in the operation, this adventure was an opportunity to federate employees around a (good) cause: “Beyond the cheque that we’ve been able to donate, collectively we experienced something very beneficial. There was real desire and enthusiasm and you could see it in the eyes of those taking part. We all felt together at those moments! We worked together for a common cause which went beyond our professional responsibilities and our different departments. Without looking for it and without really knowing we were doing so, we seemed to create better cohesion on the Lyon site.”