Marathon Day, the annual charity run created by Cyrille Bolloré, CEO of the Bolloré Group, took place on Thursday September 26, 2019 in Puteaux, as well as in all the Group’s subsidiaries around the world. This year, the number of entries beat all records, with 17,402 participants in 104 countries. The Group, which supports young people every day through its sponsorship actions, chose again to support SOS Villages d’Enfants.
Since 2016, employees of the Bolloré Group around the world have come together on the same day at the same time in September to walk or run 5km. Three euros are donated to the charity for each entry.
In 2018, the money raised for the charity SOS Villages d’Enfants funded projects on four continents. In the Americas, the money raised helped to create the Cap Haïtien occupational training centre, which works with nearly 800 young people. In Africa, part of the money was used to promote access to healthcare and fund awareness and prevention work in 26 health centres in 10 countries. In Asia, support was also given to 44 school programmes in four countries with a view to remedying the lack of educational structures and the precariousness of learning conditions. Finally, in Europe four new SOS villages will be created at the start of 2020.