Yachts du Coeur, an initiative organised by Eco-Mer in conjunction with the Cannes Mairie and major seafaring corporations such as SNSM (Société Nationale des Sauveteurs en Mer) and CIRFA (French Navy) is being held this Saturday at the Lighthouse Jetty at Port Pierre Canto in Cannes from 10am – 5.30pm.
The day incorporates animations from maritime companies, fun competitions such as blindfolded bowline knot tying and the main cause – a food collection from maritime and seafaring companies and professionals that benefits the Banque Alimentaire des Alpes Maritimes (Alpes Maritimes Food Bank).
At 11am, the traditional human chain for the food collection will take place in the presence of the Mayor of Cannes, Mr David Lisnard.
Visitors and participants are invited to donate non-perishable food. If you work on a yacht berthed at Port Canto, please donate to this collection and it is appreciated that you share this blog post to support a worthy cause! A few of the confirmed participating yachts include Heliad2 (35m Lynx Yachts) and Madame Kate (61m Amels).
Car parking is available at the Port, on boulevard de la Croisette or at Palm Beach. Bus service Line 21 and City Palm with Palm Bus also connect central Cannes with stops nearby to the Port.
In the evening, head along to the Yachts du Coeur ‘Pirates Crew Party’ taking place at the Croisette Beach plage, next to the Carlton Hotel, Cannes (Tickets include a gourmet meal with ½ bottle of wine). There will be a raffle to the benefit of the Yachts du Coeur with restaurant meals, and hotel prizes. Tickets available online here http://www.yachts-du-coeur.com/yachts-du-coeur-seafarers-end-of-season-soiree/
Our mission is the defence and promotion of the marine environment and its values, leading in particular to communication activities on maritime solidarity, accountability in the world of the sea and ecological matters, advocate for maritime and seafaring professions, rescue of the marine environment, and more generally to improve knowledge of the marine world.
About Banque Alimentaire des Alpes Maritimes
Banque Alimentaire des Alpes Maritimes gives year round help to nearly 26,500 needy people in the Alpes Maritimes region by providing the equivalent of 2.740 000 meals (1370 tons of food) through its network of 118 associations and social partners.
They rely on free donations, the fight against waste, giving, sharing, volunteering and philanthropy. All distributed products come from EU donations, industrial food processing, supermarket donations and public food collections.