Monaco Projects is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Champagne and Oyster Cycling Club (COCC) charity cycle ride that took place on 30th April.
The ride started at 8am in St Tropez and finished on the port in Monaco after 140km and 8 gruelling hours in the saddle for the 90 participants.
Monies raised from the event will, as in previous years, be donated to the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. This year the charity’s focus is a first aid and CPR training complex in Loumbila, Burkina Faso, a joint project with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, the Monaco Red Cross and the Burkinabe Red Cross.
The facility will include an Aquatic Rescue Centre, financed by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, to allow the training of rescuers and lifeguards from Burkina Faso and other countries in the region. The mission will include a water-safety programme and swimming lessons available to the thousand plus local high school students, many of whom have never had an opportunity to be in a pool, but who are often at risk of drowning during floods.
Monaco Projects’ Managing Director, Rozz Marcel, was unfortunately forced to withdraw from the event at the last minute due to injury but was, nevertheless, on hand throughout the ride to give assistance and encouragement.
We are delighted to have contributed towards the impressive sum raised in this year’s event and Rozz promises that he will be in training very soon to ensure that he is completely ready for the 2018 ride!