9 avril 2018
Support to the Necker Children’s Hospital
Groupama Immobilier is a long-standing backer of the Necker Children’s Hospital. We recently contributed to the creation of a specific place, La Suite, where young patients prepare for their move to the world of adult hospitals. This year, our company is backing NGO Toujours Près (“Always Nearby”), which helps the parents of children hospitalised for long periods of time to find accommodation near the hospital.
This non-profit organisation helps the families of the Necker Hospital’s young patients remain at their children’s bedside, providing them with a fully furnished home near the hospital for the duration of the treatment – for periods ranging from two months to about one year.
Indeed, more than 20% of the hospital’s children come from outside the Paris Region or even from abroad. Many families cannot afford to rent a flat in Paris to remain near their children.
Yet the importance of having one or both parents at the side of a child who is fighting disease has been widely demonstrated. It is highly reassuring when families can stay together and comfort and encourage their children in the best possible conditions. It can actually save their lives.
Beneficiary families are only asked to contribute a fraction of the accommodation costs – compared to the market price for a hotel room or a rented flat.
Groupama Immobilier, through the group’s healthcare-focused foundation (Fondation Groupama), made a donation to Toujours Près covering among other things the payment of various taxes (e.g. the real estate tax), services fees (excluding exceptional works), cleaning and maintenance costs related to ordinary wear and tear, and the purchase of furniture or appliances for new flats.
To Groupama Immobilier, providing this comfort, consolation and support to families worried about their ailing children is an obvious decision, perfectly in line with the company’s values expressed in the icare acronym.
For more information on Toujours Près or to make a donation:
https://toujourspres.com/lassociation/ (in French)
To find out about Fondation Groupama, which has supported the fight against rare diseases for more than 20 years:
http://www.fondation-groupama.com/ (in French)
If you wish to make a donation, please write out a cheque to Vaincre les maladies rares (“Defeating Rare Diseases”) and send it to Vaincre les maladies rares – Fondation Groupama – 8-10 rue d’Astorg – 75008 Paris – FranceBack to News