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La Tania Family Charity Fete – Thanks & Roll of Honour


Dear all generous supporters,

We would like to say a huge “THANK YOU” to all of the fantastic people who helped to make the Charity Fete De Familles such a great success.

It was lovely to bring back the family fun this year to where the original Charity Day began in La Tania in 2002. Together with the La Tania Tourist Office, the 3 Valleys Charity Day team were supported by many businesses & La Tania locals who provided a fun packed programme of events.

We received some very generous prize donations for our tombola, which Rachel Butcher ran with me ; it raised over 500 euros – many thanks to Family Friendly/Hotel Telemark, Ski Magic, John & Blossom Ski, Ski Higher, Alpiski to name a few.

Congratulations to Cath Haskins; the winner of our Cake Competition run by La Saucisse Savoyarde and judged by Julien Machet, the Michelin-starred chef of Le Farcon restaurant. Cath created a fantastic “Frozen” cake which then went on to raise an amazing 150 euros in our auction. Congratulations also to 2nd prize winner Blossom from John & Blosssom Ski and 3rd prize winner Kirsty from La Saucisse. Well done to all other competitors, we all enjoyed eating your fabulous creations !

Thank you to ESF for running their ski races, to the Tourist Office for great activities (including the Treasure Hunt, Face Painting, a dance competition), Family Friendly for running the Bouncy Castle (& thanks to Ralph & DJ for collecting and setting it up),  Extreme Ski Services for their fun activities of a coconut shy, egg smashing & egg painting, Magic in Motion for their Magic Mouse Mascott & balloon sales, Alpine Escape for their Nerf Gun stall, Snow Retreat for sales of their charity sunglasses and Sam & Pat for their musical entertainment.

Raffle tickets were sold for a grand prize draw at apres gigs around resort, during the Fete and at the Xscape 3 Valleys Charity Day. We had amazing prizes from Le Ski, Magic in Motion, Ski Higher & the Hotel Telemark – thank you! Thank you to Le Ski, Ski Higher, Magic in Motion, Ski Beat, Sebastian’s Trust and locals Slippery Slater & Carol Warren who tirelessly helped me sell raffle tickets. Congratulations to prize winners Ben, Carl & Gerrald. The raffle raised 1700 euros.

We were all very well fed and watered by the Ski Lodge & La Saucisse’s Tartiflette who each generously made donations to the total fund.

The day concluded with a very successful auction – hosted by Russ who really helped to raise the bidding! We were lucky enough to receive a family meal from Le Farcon, family ski lessons from ESF, a Eurogroup apartment for 4 for a week, a 6 day Courchevel family lift pass from S3V and from we received a Galaxy tablet, an Ipad cover and Cadbury’s cream eggs. The auction raised an amazing 2040 euros – so well done to those who placed winning bids (especially those who paid 50 euros for 5 cream eggs!).

We are delighted to announce that the day raised 5500€ for our 2 fantastic charities; Ligue National Contre le Cancer and English Charity Sebastian’s Action Trust. Sebastian’s Trust have created the UK’s only purpose-built facility that offers respite holidays to very sick children and their families, enabling precious time to be spent together. They also give emotional, social and practical support to families of children battling with life-limiting illnesses. Sebastian’s Action Trust has been the proud recipient of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, with founder Jane Gates being awarded an OBE.

The Xscape 3 Valleys Charity Day on 8th April in Meribel Village was also the most profitable yet raising a staggering 36,000€ – so our combined fundraising efforts have made for a record breaking year!

Thank you once again for your generous support, you helped make the day an enormous success. We hope that you look forward to being involved again next year.

Very best wishes

Michelle Slater on behalf of the 3 Valleys Charity Day Team and La Tania Tourist Office.