Help Friskis supporting “Les Lucioles” for the 20K

Published on April 12, 2019


Friskis will be participating with its own team at the Brussels 20k 2019 (more details here), but at Friskis we think it’s important not just to run… but also to have fun and – to run for a good cause! 

So we are proud to announce that this year Friskis is partnering up with the crèche “Les Lucioles. It is a special integrated crèche in Lasnes that accepts “normal” children as well as children with special needs up to the age of 6 years. It was founded in 1990 by parents who were confronted with a significant lack of structures that can accommodate children with a physical and/or mental handicap, with the idea in mind to accept “normal” children as well in order to profit of the beneficial effects of mixing the 2 groups together.

Children with disabilities have specific needs that the multidisciplinary team from “Les Lucioles” composed of nurses, physiotherapists, speech therapists and other specialists are determined to meet; these needs can be on multiple levels, be they medical, cognitive, social, motoric, alimentary or communicative.

Why “Les Lucioles”?

The son of two of our members has a rare genetic disease and cannot attend a normal crèche. The search for a spezialized institution was very difficult since these places are extremely rare in and around Brussels, but finally they found a place in “Les Lucioles” and are completely satisfied with this institution which they want to support:
“They really take extraordinary care of the children, and give them all the support and help that they need, with full dedication and professionalism.”

Unfortunately the budget from the state is insufficient for guaranteeing the daily work, that’s why they rely on donations, support from non-government organisations like CAP48 and other special actions for buying new equipment, paying specialized people and organising educative events for the children.

 

Friskis will be making its own contribution to the crèche in the context of the 20K, and we are encouraging all our runners and members who wish to support our runners to also make their own contribution directly to the crèche. Please find below the crèche’s bank details:

Les Lucioles
IBAN: BE53 9799 9421 6053
BIC: ARSPBE22

In order to make it easier for the crèche to keep track of the donations linked to our special 20K action, please make sure to clearly indicate in the bank transfer the following message: “Friskis 20K 2019″. 

Note that if you make a donation of more than 40€, you are eligible for fiscal exoneration (which allows you to obtain up to 45% back from taxes) and will receive an attestation from the crèche.

If you want more information about the crèche, you can check the website www.leslucioles.be or the following information brochures (in french):

We are very excited about this new charitable dimension to the Friskis 20km team!

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