As part of their participatory policy, Rotary, the Rotary club launched the operation “Let’s give him happiness in the eyes”. A joint action with the Lions club and the town hall of Champagnole, whose funds raised will go to the association of guide dogs for the blind in the Center East. Its aim is to support visually impaired people in their search for autonomy, safety and travel, thanks to the free delivery of a guide dog.
One of them will become the companion of a 16-year-old girl from Champagnole whose visual perception is deteriorating, with no hope of recovery. In short, it will become its autonomy, freedom in its movements, and security to avoid obstacles.
A bakery in solidarity with the operation
The association of guide dogs offers the dog, but the costs remain the responsibility of the recipient, mainly training and care, which amount to 25,000 euros. As part of this action, Matthieu Gindre, manager of the bakery The hands-on had proposed during the Epiphany period, to donate one euro for each galette sold for this cause. Friday, May 5, as part of his company, he presented Michel Benoit, President of Rotary, a check for 2,000 euros resulting from the operation.
A show at the Oppidum
Another important action, a show is organized on May 27 at the Oppidum at 8 pm with the artist Pierre-Yves Plat who will present his show entitled for this occasion “Pierre Yves Plat makes his show”. This little-known artist in our sector offers a musical crossing between classical and jazz, from Chopin to Ray Charles, from Bach to Stevie Wonder. His dexterity and his breathtaking swing certainly make him one of the recognized pianists, the most gifted of his generation. He will be able to count on the music school of Champagnole which will participate in a “master class”. This is a course given by a renowned artist called “master” in this case Pierre-Yves Plat, to students who will be in this case students of the music school.
Saturday May 27 from 8 p.m. at the Oppidum de Champagnole. Price: 20 euros, half price for children up to 16 years old. Tickets on sale at the tourist office or on Helloasso.com