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Posted on 7 March 2018

Skiing for solidarity in Le Grand-Bornand

The 23rd, 24th and 25th of March, Le Grand-Bornand will play host to the number 1 event in the French Alps: Glisse en Cœur.

This unique occassion with an atmosphere of solidarity, festivity and conviviality offers 24hr skiing in relays and a weekend of free concerts with proceeds going towards good causes. This 11th edition will be in aid of the TFA association « Thelma For Anna ».

The concept is simple : from Saturday 2pm for 24 hrs, teams of skiers will relay non-stop to try and complete the maximum amount of tours and achieve the most kilometres skiid as is possible. This is the mission and also during the weekend for a maximum of giving.

The underlying force of this event lies in its festive atmosphere and its unique program. This year, the stars of the 80s will be on show for an exceptional concert Saturday night. The evening will begin with Zouk machine, Plastic Bertrand, Franky Vincent, Cookie Dingler, Jean-Pierre Mader, Cock Robin…the big names of the top 50 will get things moving in the mountains of Grand-Bornand for several hours!

The event in 5 key points:

  • A skiing marathon, in public and as a relay, non-stop for 24 hours;
  • A festive atmosphere with 10 or so free concerts by the slopes;
  • Healthy competition between competitors thanks to coverage on line via;
  • - A media event with sports personalities, cultural and from the media;
  • 1 611 226 € given in only 10 years. Objective : achieve a new record for giving for the kids of TFA!

Focus on « Thelma For Anna » 

Families confronted with the disability in children see their equilibrium – personal as well as family – disrupted. Daily activities they are confronted with become serious preoccupations when this child is suffering with confusion on the autistic spectrum.

The funds from the TFA charity, created 20th January 2016, help in the recruitment, training and financing of « super noounous » (super nannies), in partnership with Sesame Autisme and private associations such as Age & Perspectives. The union between families often devoid of solutions and these super nannies, TFA, is respite to get one’s breathe back…for a better life!

Photos credits : © O.T. Grand-Bornand