raises €6,000 for the Red Cross
The '6 Stonne Vëlo mat der Post an der Stad' (6-hour cycling event in association with the Post and the City of Luxembourg) took place on 8 July 2012 in Luxembourg-Cloche d’Or. The relay race organised by the Vëlossektioun of the Amicale des P&T (the cycling team of the P&T social committee) in close cooperation with the City of Luxembourg gave participating cyclists the opportunity to support a Luxembourg Red Cross aid project by making a donation.
512 cyclists riding for 87 teams, including five Red Cross teams, participated in this event, which took place for the second time last year. Various entertainment activities were also available to spectators (adults, adolescents and children).
On 14 January 2013, the CEO of P&T Luxembourg, Claude Strasser, handed over a cheque for €6,000 to Michel Simonis, Director of the Luxembourg Red Cross, in the presence of the Mayor of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, as well as the organising team led by Felix Schmol and Carlo Hoffmann.
The sum of €6,000 is given to the Luxembourg Red Cross Holiday Organising Service which arranges holidays for children and adolescents between 4 and 17 years old. This money will help 20 disadvantaged children to go to holiday camps for a week with the Red Cross.
Claude Strasser, CEO of P&T: 'The success of the second "6 Stonne Vëlo an der Stad" event demonstrates the growing enthusiasm for cycling in Luxembourg. P&T would like to sincerely thank the organisers and all partners for contributing to the success of this event which, I am sure, will continue to grow over the coming years.'
Xavier Bettel, Mayor of the City of Luxembourg: 'For the City of Luxembourg, this event displays its firm commitment to sport and leisure, competition and the wellbeing of its citizens. I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to the organisers and my best wishes for the 2013 event! ‘
Felix Schmol, president of the Vëlossektioun of the Amicale des P&T: 'We are extremely happy with this second event and hope to attract an even greater number of teams and spectators on Sunday 22 September 2013.'
Michel Simonis, Director of the Luxembourg Red Cross: 'The Red Cross is delighted to actively participate in this popular event and thanks P&T, the Vëlossektioun of the Amicale des P&T and all donors for their generosity, which will allow disadvantaged children to enjoy a holiday camp.'
The third '6 Stonne Vëlo an der Stad' will take place on Sunday 22 September 2013.
Pictured in the photo (from left to right): Mike Orazi (President of Amicale des P&T),
Claude Strasser (CEO of P&T), Carlo Hoffmann (Treasurer of Vëlossektioun), Michel Simonis (Managing Director of Red Cross Luxembourg), Felix Schmol (President of Vëlossektioun), Gilles Dhamen (Director National Solidarity of Red Cross Luxembourg) and Xavier Bettel (Mayor of the City of Luxembourg).
P&T : M. Olivier Mores (Olivier.Mores@ept.lu, +352 4765-4765)
Croix-Rouge : Tanja Kinner (firstname.lastname@example.org, +352 2755-2126)
The Luxembourg Red Cross
The objective of the Luxembourg Red Cross is to 'improve the living conditions of vulnerable people'. Thousands of voluntary workers and more than 1,700 professionals play a major role in Healthcare, Social Care, Youth and Humanitarian projects.
The Luxembourg Red Cross is engaged in diverse activities such as emergency international humanitarian aid, home care, blood transfusions, convalescence, help for old or dependent people in day care or integrated support services, social support, assisting migrants and refugees, individual help for persons in difficulty, day-care centres and youth centres as well as socio-family therapeutic care centres.