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Photo: : Philippe FITTE/Croix-Rouge monégasque
Photo: : Philippe FITTE/Croix-Rouge monégasque

The Monaco Red Cross welcomed 10 employees of CFM Indosuez, the bank specialised in wealth management, on September 26 and October 24, for volunteer days.

The CFM Indosuez Wealth Management Citizen Days are part of the Indosuez Group’s overall corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy. These volunteer days aim to promote the involvement of employees, encourage local initiatives, and offer local associations a form of support other than financial to accomplish their mission. In total, a dozen individual and collective initiatives were proposed throughout the year in the environmental and social fields.

Photo: : Philippe FITTE/Croix-Rouge monégasque
Photo: : Philippe FITTE/Croix-Rouge monégasque

Throughout the morning, employees underwent an introduction to humanitarian aid and participated in an exchange on voluntary engagement. They then followed a training session in the “Stimule t’Oie”, a game created by young volunteers of the French Red Cross.

Based on the rules of the game, which involves a goose, this activity was designed for the elderly or those with a loss of autonomy, and uses certain senses and functional abilities, such as touch, smell, memory, and singing, in a shared spirit.

Thanks to the warm welcome of the staff and residents of Bellando de Castro and A Qietüdine residences, the volunteer apprentices successfully generated a fun time around this original game with a double objective: to encourage exchanges between generations and to fight against the isolation of dependent people.

At the end of the experiment, volunteers were left with a unanimous impression: “I have the feeling that we provided a relaxing moment to our elders and that’s a very good thing. To be revisited!”

The occasion was a good example of collaboration between the social sector and the private sector, which could lead to other interesting partnerships: “We also conduct first-aid training for staff members of this company,” said Frédéric Platini, Secretary General of the Monegasque Red Cross. “This is a fine example of collaboration that we hope to see continue and develop over time.”

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