Yachts de Coeur call for donations on 4th April 2015
Since 2010, the yachting industry on the French Riviera has donated over 15,000 tonnes of food to a local food bank: the equivalent of 30,000 meals for the needy.
This has been the work of Yachts de Coeur, which each spring holds a food drive, calling on yachts, industry professionals, and local companies across the Cote d’Azur to donate.
This year on the 4th of April in Cannes ports at 11am, the Yachts de Coeur will again be calling for donations. In previous years yachts have been very generous, sending tenders and crew members laden with food down to ports along the Riviera.
They’re hoping to beat last year’s effort of a tonne of food donations, and wish to spread the message that ‘Seamen's solidarity is not a legend, but a fact, and the world can count on it'.
Camper & Nicholsons is delighted to be an official partner of Yachts de Couer and we encourage anyone across our fleets and the yachting industry to get involved with the donation drive where they can.
Yachts de Coeur is a collaborative effort that brings together Cannes City Council and ports, Nice Chamber of Commerce and ports, Union of Hoteliers of Cannes, Fishing Prud'hommie of Cannes, French National Society of Sea Rescue (Lifeboats), marine professionals, corporations, authorities, institutions, associations, volunteers and all the generous contributors.
Yachts de Coeur operates under the umbrella of Eco Mer, a group dedicated to bringing together maritime beauty, humanitarianism and ecology.
Find out how your yacht or yachting business can take part here.