On 14 July 2017 at BGL BNP Paribas’ headquarters, a cheque was presented to the Ile aux Clowns Asbl. On behalf of BNP Paribas Group employees in Luxembourg and in the presence of representatives of BNP Paribas in Luxembourg and the staff delegation, a cheque for EUR 5,800 was presented to the heads of the organisation.
Each year, employees undertake a collective challenge and donate the proceeds. In 2016, this challenge consisted of collecting 1 and 2 cent coins. Over one tonne of these coins was collected, which amounted to EUR 5,800.
Ile aux Clowns is a non-profit organisation that aims to bring laughter and joy to people in difficult situations, including those facing both permanent and temporary challenges. The bright and cheerful clowns help improve the quality of life of both children and the elderly, in hospital or any other institution or social structure. They ease the burden on support staff by bringing comic relief and strengthening the partnership between the caregiver, the dependant person and their loved ones. They also help underprivileged or isolated people.
This is one of a number of initiatives undertaken by the BNP Paribas Group in Luxembourg as part of its commitment to corporate social responsibility and active participation in the country’s social fabric.