Getting involved: Proceeds from this summer’s big car boot sale will go a long way to help families in the capital who face financial difficulties.
One of Luxembourg City’s best known charity flea markets has raised more then €4,000 for families in need.
“For many years now the British Ladies Club has supported the Social Office of the City of Luxembourg by making a donation from their annual car boot sale,” Claire Honey, a member of the BLC committee, told Delano. “This year the BLC will donate €4,400. This will be allocated as a subsidy to a dozen young people who have begun university studies, either abroad or [at the University of Luxembourg], and whose parents are known and supported by the Social Office.”
The cheque was formally presented during a city hall ceremony on Tuesday. Pictured, in the front row from left to right, are Sue Sanderson of the BLC, Colette Flesch of the Social Office, the mayor of Luxembourg City Lydie Polfer, and Enid Isaac of the BLC. In the back row are Cynthia Albrecht of the BLC, alderman of Luxembourg City Patrick Goldschmidt, Becky Gollackner and Philippa Wilson of the BLC, and British ambassador to Luxembourg Alice Walpole.
The Social Office (“Office Social”, link in French) provides financial assistance to help cover the costs of purchasing warm winter clothing and “meals on wheels” delivery and provides emergency housing aid and bus passes, for example.
In recent years, the BLC has raised a total of €50,000 for the social office, Honey said.