La Tania Charity Day - Now 3 Valleys Charity Day & A Family Fête!
La Tania Family Charity Fete was held on Monday 9 April in the centre of La Tania
3 Valleys Charity Day was held on Wednesday 11 April 208 in Meribel Village
The 2018 events raised €50,000
Congratulations to all involved
The 2018 Radio Méribel Charity Day Interview
The End of Season Party for a Good Cause
Inspired by Dan Provost in 2002 in memory of his Mother
The locals, workers, businesses & visitors have raised over quarter of a million Euros...
The money raised is split between British and French Charities
Including Sebastian's Action Trust and the Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer
Contact Ralph at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved, offer assistance, donate raffle prizes, sponsorship enquiries, make a donation etc. etc...
La Tania / Three Valleys Charity Day - The History...
The massive La Tania Charity Day (now renamed 3 Valleys Charity Day) in aid of cancer related charities in the UK and France takes place in April every year.
Starting in 2002 and inspired by season worker Dan Provost who had recently lost his mother to cancer there's historically been fancy dress, live bands, a BBQ, outside bar, raffles, auctions, silly games, Harley Davidson rides, the annual egg eating competition, the Saisonnaires Poll Winners and The La Tania Charity Ball. We also had a float race down La Troika piste in La Tania and in the first year a Chinese Downhill!
The money raised has been split between the Sebastian's Action Trust (a respite home for terminally ill children and their families in Hampshire, England) and the Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer (the French Cancer Research Charity).
Since 2012 the event has taken place in Méribel Village for a safer, more organised event with more room and security for everyone to have a great day - a separate cordoned off area with toilet facilities, security staff, marquee / beer tent, comedy, dance tent, a covered stage, professional PA, security staff and transport services to Méribel & La Tania / Courchevel provided.
2014 saw headline act The Dub Pistols added to the local bands line up and they returned again in 2015 along with Radio 1 & 2 DJ, Jo Whiley. 2015 saw more food & drink outlets added, a second stage and a VIP Champagne bar/lounge introduced.
2015 also saw a La Tania Family Charity Fête on Easter Monday in La Tania which raised €5,500 and a return to the original La Tania roots with BBQ, Kids Games, Easter Egg Hunt, Ski Race and a chilled out atmosphere involving the whole village. Family Fête Thank You Letter
The total amount raised by the Charity Day events in 2015 was €36,000
2016 beat the record and raised over €40,000. Thanks and Roll of Honour here
2017 saw another increase with €45,000 raised!
The total amount raised by the Charity Day events from the locals, workers, businesses and visitors to The Three Valleys now stands at over quarter of a million Euros - well done to everyone involved - the organisers, staff, crew, volunteers, performers, all those behind the scenes and most importantly all the people who supported the event, bought food, drink, raffle tickets and merchandise. Thank You All!
La Tania Fête des Familles
La Tania Charity Fête des Familles will be held on 9th April 2018 for it's 4th annual event. A family focused and child friendly day for everyone to enjoy during the school holidays with bouncy castle, stalls, fun and games plus an auction, raffle, BBQ, outside bar and live music.
Charity Day News...
Full Band Line Up Revealed - More here...
Headliners Confirmed as The Dub Pistols and Jaguar Skills
La Tania Family Charity Fete is on Monday 9 April in the centre of La Tania
3 Valleys Charity Day is on Wednesday 11 April 208 in Meribel Village
The 3 Valleys Charity Day Video courtesy of Cyclop Productions. Latest news is that we raised
over €50,000 for our UK and French Charities - A new record! Well done to everyone involved.
Provisional Line Up Announced - more here...
T-Shirt design revealed - more here...
Gentleman's Dub Club confirmed as Headliners for our 2017 event.
3 Valleys Charity Day 2017 - DATE CONFIRMED 12 April 2017
We've just had it confirmed that 3 Valleys Charity Day will be held on Wednesday 12 April 2017, once again in Méribel Village. This is at Easter with Good Friday on 14/4/17 so get booking and let's beat that €40,000 raised for UK & French charities this year! More here...
March 2016 - 3 Valleys Charity Day Logos & T Shirt Revealed
January 2016 - Dub Pistols & Jo Whiley Confirmed for Wed 6 April 2016
The Return of the Pistoleros once again as back by popular demand are the DUB PISTOLS headlining 3 Valleys Charity Day bringing their very eclectic mix of Ska, Dub, Punk & Hip Hop back to Méribel Village
Also confirmed as Presenter on the day is the fabulous Radio DJ, TV Presenter and Queen of The Live Lounge, Jo Whiley. Jo also returns from last year and it's great to have her back and really helps raise the profile of the event.
October 2015 - La Tania Charity Family Fête Date Confirmed
The La Tania Charity Family Fête is on Easter Monday 28 March in La Tania
July 2015 - Next Year's Date Confirmed
Confirmation that XSCAPE 3 Valleys Charity Day 2016 will take place on Wednesday 6 April 2016 at Méribel Village.
May 2015 - Final Amount Raised AnnouncedThe total amount raised by the Charity Day events in 2015 was €36,000
The 14th Annual Charity Day was held on Wed 8 April 2015 in Méribel Village
DUB PISTOLS returned to Méribel Village once again this year. Tighter than ever and so, so experienced at whipping up a festival type crowd, they went down a storm for a second time.
Prior to the Dub Pistols it was the turn of Radio 1 & 2 DJ, Top of the Pops, Glastonbury & BRITS TV presenter (amongst others) and of course creator of the legendary Live Lounge feature, JO WHILEY to get the crowd going with a great set - the beer tent was rocking to Song 2 and 9 to 5!
Along with all of the best local Alpine Bands, outside bars, food stalls, dance tent, merchandise, tombola, raffle, bouncy castle, Champagne Tent etc - a fantastic day was had by all with absolutely perfect weather.
Contact Ralph at email@example.com to get involved, offer assistance, donate raffle prizes, sponsorship enquiries, make a donation etc.
La Tania Family Charity Easter Fête - Easter Monday 6 April 2015
This event in the centre of La Tania on Easter Monday raised €5,500 and was a return to the original La Tania roots with BBQ, Kids Games, Easter Egg Hunt, Ski Race and a chilled out atmosphere involving the whole village.
Special mention for Russ doing the auction and to those bidders (especially those who paid 50 Euros for 5 Cadbury’s Cream Eggs and 150 Euros for Cath’s amazing “Frozen” cake!).
March 2015 - This Year's Advert
The Radio Méribel 2015 Charity Day Advert
Feb 2015 - Headliners Announced
Charity Day Headliners Announcement on The Snow Report
Jan 2015 - Jane Gates awarded OBE
Chief Executive Officer for Sebastian's Action Trust, Jane Gates received an OBE for services to seriously-ill children and their families in the Queen's New Year's honours list for 2015.
"To say I am thrilled is an understatement; it is an honour that is accepted in the name of my beloved Sebastian who set us on this course and as a reflection of what 'we' who are the team that is Sebastian's Action Trust have achieved".
Jun 2014 - The Queen's Award
Sebastian's Trusts are recipients of The Queen's Awards for Voluntary Service - they are now to be know as "By Royal Appointment"!
The 2014 Charity Day Poster
Aug 2012 - Jane named Mum of the Year!
Sebastian's Action Trust is one of our nominated charities for the La Tania Charity Day - The aim is to create a holiday home for children with life-threatening illnesses, giving them the opportunity for a break with family and loved ones, in a purpose-built facility. Sebastian's Mum, Jane has been named Tesco Magazine 2012 Mum of the Year.
Jul 2011 - Sebastian's Action Trust House Opening
The doors opened to a fantastic facility for terminally ill children and their families on 5 July 2011 in North Waltham, Hampshire. A few La Tania faces made it to the opening ceremony - more here
La Tania Charity Day 2010 - Thanks...
What a day !!!!!!!!!!
People to thank that made it happen:
T and D Wall and all their amazing staff
La Tania Tourist office
Krab, Bellet and the Harley Guys
Ralph, DJ and Tony Torti for the amazing BBQ
Mutzig Dave, Rachel, Mad Ed and crew for the help on the day
Sausage shop for the Tartiflett
The Trading Post for food donations
Ski Higher for their massive donations
Free Ride Republic for T shirts and Ralphs amazing work
Marmotton restaurant for the painting that was auctioned
Soulventure for T shirt design
German Nic for poster design
ESF for the security on the float parade
Security guards for their professionalism
Le Ferme Restaurant
Extreme Cuisine for curries
The bands - BYS, Trois Tetes, Soulfire, Livewire, Rob Solari, Fourplay etc.
Cake makers, Float entrants ....great effort
Russ, Martin and Krab for MC'ing, Toff from latania.co.uk for everything
Ski Set, Ski Wave for prizes
Dan Provost for big cash contribution
Sebastians Action Trust for their support on the day
1650 Club des Sport for donating the stage
Courchevel Radio and 3V Info News
But most of all, All Of You who have supported this day......
Love your work,
La Tania Charity Day 2009 - Wednesday 15th April
Charity Day Message From Sandy:
Latest Totals: Tim raised 14,000€ through the Ski Lodge , The Ball at the Taiga and The BBQ at LDV. Through the sponsored walks, all the events on the day , T-shirts , curries, tartiflette, BBQ etc we made 11,000€ - so a massive total of 25,000 Euro's were raised for the two charities
There were the usual fantastic efforts from the likes of the Walls, Telemark, Tourist Office and everyone one on the 'Roll of Honour' list but the smaller things stood out for me like the effort with the Troika and Mount Cook challenges, the Marmottons Restaurant hunting out Nico to make a donation, BYS donating their playing fee and the Harley boys putting in their usual 100%, plus of course all the amazing cakes.
The Mayor turning up to open it, representation from both Charities and a subsequent write up in the 'Dauphine Libere' newspaper shows how far we have progressed. It's an amazing effort and congratulations to everybody . It is the best yet - Now all we have to do is beat it next year!!!!!!
LOVE YOUR WORK Sandy.
The Roll of Honour - Let us know if we've missed anyone...
Tim Wall's Empire and all their Staff from Pub Le Ski Lodge, La Taiga and Lodge du Village
The La Tania Tourist Office
S3V - The Courchevel and Mottaret Ski Lift Company
Society Des Trois Vallees
The Free Ride Republic
Mairee and Commune of La Perriere
Krab and The Harley Davidson Crew
La Saucisse Savoyard
3V Info News
Les Marmottons Restaurant
The Bands: Bring Your Sisters, Live Wire, Four Play, Fred n Adam and Sam Burrows
Dave Jordan and Gigz Management
The La Tania Charity Committee
BBQ Crew: Geordie Rob, Ralph, Silver Fox Jan, Monique, Dr Sarah, AmyD, DJ Burginator, James, Doree
T-Shirts, PR and loads of other stuff - Ralph & Lol
Games - Barney, James and Stu plus Jenna Jumble
MCs - Russ & Martin
Stage Building and Security - Felix
Family Friendly Skiing for the Bozel to Saulire hike
The Penguins Troika Centrurion Challenge - Geordie Rob, Rob Staff and James
Dean from The Telemark (plus Dutch Eric helping) for the 5 times Col de la Loz hike
Everyone who baked a cake (and bought one in the auction)
All the Float Builders and Riders
And to everyone who bought a drink, some food, a T-shirt, a raffle ticket, played a game, got dressed up and supported a great day... It all went to Charity.
Special mention to the guys cleaning up first thing on Thursday morning in the pouring down rain - The Ski Lodge Staff and La Tania Commune guys really putting the effort in, there's a lot to clear up after an event like this, without them this couldn't happen. Pics from Charity Day are here and here
The massive La Tania Charity Day in aid of Cancer charities in the UK and France takes place in April every year with fancy dress, live bands, BBQ, outside bar, raffles, auctions, silly games, Harley Davidson rides, the annual egg eating competition, the Saisonnaires poll winners and the mad ski race / procession of floats down La Troika. It all takes place from 1pm in the centre of resort outside Pub Le Ski Lodge.
La Tania Charity Day 2008 - Message from Sandy October 2008
I would just like to let you know the total that we have made for the 2008 Charity day. It was a massive total of €19,348 with €800 still owed ...so if everyone pays we would have cracked an incredible €20,000, a fantastic effort from everyone.
Over the last 7 years over €100,000 has been raised by your efforts. There are too many people to thank but a special thank you to Tim and Debbie at the Ski Lodge, Dodgy Phil for sorting out the T shirts, the Tourist Office and staff for all their efforts, Dave Jordan and the bands, all the crew that contributed to the food and everyone who turned up on the day and of course the Harley Davidson crew.
The money raised will go to French Ligue Contre Cancer, Sebastians Action Trust (building homes for children with Cancer) and the Méribel Red Nose. I have attached a page of the Sebastian's Trust Magazine which has an article about the day.
Sorry it has been so long to announce the total. Love your work... Sandy.