To bike for a good cause… This was the goal of the employees of Constance Hospitality Management and Constance La Gaieté, during the Constance Rides for Zippy event, held on Wednesday, the 15th of September, during the group’s Brand Week.
The challenge was to bike non-stop for 24 hours, and for each kilometre travelled, the Constance foundation pledged to donate Rs 100. In total, a fundraising of Rs 65,000 will support the Les Amis de Zippy– a school program aimed at promoting children’s mental health through various activities, both fun and educational.
“We want, more than ever, to place physical and emotional well-being at the heart of social issues, hence the idea of this challenge to support the tremendous work accomplished by Les Amis de Zippy in nearly 200 schools across the country ”, explains Vincent de Marasse Enouf, Chief Human Resource Officer of Constance Hospitality Management.
The main goal of this event: to finance a series of activities in two primary schools in the region. The official ceremony for the presentation of the check took place on Thursday the 16th of September, at the head office of the hotel group, in Flacq, in the presence of Christopher Lagane, national time trial champion who came to support by pedalling alongside the teams.
“From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank all the employees and guests who participated in this event. Today, more than ever, our program is of capital importance, since the Covid-19 pandemic has had and continues to have a considerable impact on the mental health of the youngest ”, affirms Annick Fuller, CSR Administrator of the Les Amis de Zippy program.
This financial assistance will thus make it possible to offer full support to Grade II schoolchildren from Queen Victoria RCA and Poste-de-Flacq RCA. Les Amis de Zippy program is part of a holistic approach that involves involving the entire school community in activities aimed at promoting children’s mental health. This program has so far benefited some 43,564 children, 1,596 teachers, 1,479 parents and 1,591 employees.