The “Solidaire” of the Foreign Legion
Event cyclist charitable the idea of which was by Captain Joffredo, assistant upper officer of the 4th Foreign Regiment in 2010.It has for object to collect funds for the benefit of the Institution of the Disabled persons of the Foreign Legion.
Two edition is already unwound,in June ,2010 between the Domain of Captain Danjou and Valloire in Savoy,then in June,2011 of yhe walk of the English people in Nice in the Domain of Captain Danjou to Puyloubier next to Aix.This two edition allowed to collect 18 500euros (14 911,83£) all in all.
The edition 2012 will take place in Pyrenean earth.She will leave Castelnaudary (Aude) will pass by Bagnères of Bigorre (High-Pyrenees) and Saint-Girons (Ariège) and will succeed in Formiguères (Pyrenees Orientales).She will make any 367 km (228,1 miles).This edition will welcome 70 participants what is more that the precedent edition which had welcome 63 participants, and the double of the first edition in 2010.
This edition hope to finance the repair of the dining room and its furniture and the purchase of a transport car adapted to the people with reduced mobility.
This event illustrates the importance of the solidarity within the Foreign Legion as gives evidence of its slogan “Every day a stage,every stage an exploit,an exploit for our Former.
Spring by: Antoine Wilkin, apprentice in the Division Communication Information of the Foreign Legion.