Journée de l’Autisme

Venez nombreux participer en famille  à  la Journée de l’Autisme avec animations et tombola solidaire au

Centre Commercial de Chambourcy

le samedi 7  octobre 2017 de 10h à 18h


Cette journée  organisée par le Lions Club Yvelines Heraldic – à ce jour  le  seul Lions club anglophone de France –  est destinée à mieux faire connaître ce handicap  auprès d’un large public  via des rencontres et des échanges entre les clients du centre commercial et les bénévoles  et à récolter des fonds pour soutenir financièrement  deux associations du département s’occupant d’enfants et adultes  avec autisme  à savoir :


  • L’association de parents « Autisme en Yvelines » dont le siège est situé à Marly-le-Roi





  • Le centre de Loisirs « Bulle d’Air » pour enfants handicapés de Croissy-sur-Seine

Ce jour-là   nous organiserons avec la participation des deux associations bénéficiaires, différentes animations  pour les enfants (ateliers bracelet, chansons en langage des signes, pêche à la ligne…) ainsi qu’une tombola solidaire  avec  des lots  en provenance en particulier  des différentes enseignes de la Galerie commerciale  ainsi que  du centre commercial Carrefour, nos premiers mécènes.

Les fonds collectés  via l’opération du 7 octobre seront intégralement reversés aux deux associations pour financer leurs projets pour les enfants ou les adultes avec autisme, mais aussi pour aider les parents sous forme de programme de formation.


Pour rappel, on considère qu’une naissance sur 100 en France est concernée par les TSA (Troubles du Spectre Autistique), soit environ 8000 naissances par an. 650 000personnes  environ seraient atteintes dans notre pays selon les prévalences reconnues au niveau international. En dépit des différents plans gouvernementaux successifs (le 4e plan autisme  qui succèdera au 3e plan 2013-2017 est prévu pour début 2018), notre pays accuse toujours un important retard par rapport à nos voisins européens pour le diagnostic, la prise en charge et la scolarisation des enfants avec autisme.

Bel Canto per la bella causa – October 2016


 A charity evening for France Alzheimer


DATE: Sunday 16 Octobre at 7pm

LOCATION: La Verrière , Chateau Chanorier, 12 Grande Rue, 78290 Croissy-sur-Seine

To purchase a ticket:  Click Here

A fabulous evening of songs and arias in English, French and Italian by John Barnard American tenor with the French national Opera, Amir Salim, a young Egyptian Soprano who has recently performed across Italy & France & prize winning young French composer & pianist Nicolas Chevereau.

The ticket price includes champagne and other drinks, canapés and a program. The profits will be donated to France Alzheimer. Music and singing have been recognized as an effective treatment to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s and young musicians across the world are contributing to support those affected by this illness.

Dress code is Dinner jackets for the men and cocktail dresses for the ladies, suits or jacket and tie are equally acceptable.

 “Bel Canto per la bella causa

une soirée caritative pour France Alzheimer

DATE: le Dimanche le 16 Octobre à 19 heures

La Verrière , Chateau Chanorier, 12 Grande Rue, 78290 Croissy-sur-Seine

Pour les billets s’il vous plaît cliquez ici

Une fabuleuse soirée de chansons et d’airs en anglais, français et italien par John Barnard ténor américain avec l’Opéra national français, Amir Salim, une jeune soprano égyptienne qui a joué récemment dans toute l’Italie et en France et primés jeune compositeur français et le pianiste Nicolas Chevereau.

Le prix du billet comprend le champagne et autres boissons, canapés et un programme. Les bénéfices seront reversés à France Alzheimer. La musique et le chant ont été reconnus comme un traitement efficace pour ralentir l’apparition de la maladie d’Alzheimer et de jeunes musiciens à travers le monde contribuent à soutenir les personnes touchées par cette maladie.

Le code vestimentaire est smokings pour les hommes et les robes de cocktail pour les dames, costumes ou veste et cravate sont également acceptables.

Food and Clothing Drive 1 October 2016

Your Help is Needed

Lions Club Yvelines Heraldic (LCYH) members, Richard Turk and friends are running their third joint humanitarian drive for the refugees at Calais and Dunkerque. The needs vary daily so we also intend to provide cash directly to the charities when we arrive to meet their critical needs for food or clothing. Donate to this here.

ONLY Mens Clothes and Food Items to be collected, list is below.

NOTE that they should all be sorted and clearly marked in French/English in boxes.

Food Boxes:

Use only standard size wine boxes (for 6 bottles of wine) or cartons available from supermarkets and wine shops
Add a label on the side with the list of ingredients
All tins should have pull tops NOT needing a tin opener


  • Dried Lentils
  • Bulgar
  • Tins of Ratatouille
  • Cooking Oil
  • UHT Milk
  • Tinned Fish (Tuna)
  • Tinned Beans (red or white beans)
  • Tinned Peas
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Stock (vegetable) cubes and/or spices-chilli-cardomom Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container
  • Fruit in Syrup
  • Sweet rice pudding or similar
  • Sugar Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container
  • Salt Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container
  • Onions & other vegetables
  • Fresh oranges, mandarins, apples
  • Tea Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container
  • Basmati Rice (cooks quicker and with less water) Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container
  • Flour Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container

Clothes Boxes:

Please separate the clothes and mark as Small, Medium or Large. Please tie shoes together by their laces.

  • T shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Jackets
  • Trousers
  • Boxer shorts
  • Socks
  • Trainers and Shoes (size 42 and above)

Collections Accepted until Friday September 30, 2016

Delivery Date: Saturday October 1, 2016

The delivery day will consist of driving to Calais to distribute food and help the Auberge des migrants centre with sorting clothing, delivering food and building shelters.

Collection Points: 

  •  The British School of Paris38, Quai de l’Ecluse 78290 Croissy-sur-Seine
    Phone: +33 1 34 80 45 90, or
  • Jonny Garner, phone in advance to arrange a time.                                Ph: 06825660758                                                                                                     Address:  8 impasse de la haute Pierre, 78290 Croissy sur Seine.  Only slight problem is the very tight turn into the impasse coming from Pont de Bougival (150 m on the right, opposite a restaurant on the corner).  Ph: 06825660758
  • For other collections please email or text Bob Lewis on or 0620010724

Collection drives will be determined soon, if needed.

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Calais Kitchens

The human crisis in Calais and Dunkerque is tragic and whilst governments and NGOs are now making a substantial difference for the 9,000 plus refugees and migrants remaining there, the scale of the problem is still enormous. The Centre Jules Ferry feeds some 1,500 people a day, SALAM and Auberge des Migrants, the two volunteers associations based in Pas de Calais, are providing clothing, food & meals to both camps, another group is providing medical supplies. With the plan to relocate many of the migrants away from Pas de Calais there is even more acute need for clothes and food now. On recent trips to the camps it is clear that there are too many clothes but never enough food. We would like you to pledge some money so that we can buy the specific food they need when we arrive at the camp and otherwise we would appreciate you collecting food and packing for us to collect in the coming 14 days. 
MORE INFORMATION AT  L’Auberge des Migrants and Help Refugees

Help Refugees 


L’Auberge des Migrants


May 14 – Calais – Dunkirk – Collaboration

This past weekend the team were once again back in action in the camps in Northern France.  A joint action between LCYH and Refugee Aide – Volunteer Support created by Richard Turk.


Our teams joined forces and donations to make an even deeper impact across the Jungle camp in Calais and in Dunkerque.

We loaded up in Friday night with the fantastic donations of clothes and food boxes. We complimented these with a trip to Carrefour and bought up nearly every orange in Croissy-sur-Seine.


After an early start on Saturday the team working in L’Auberge des Migrants warehouse arrived for the morning briefing at 9 in Calais. Sadly, numbers of volunteers are down dramatically vs last month. Only 16 people turned up at the briefing in Calais. BUT with tasks assigned (Rob in the wood chopping team, Alison in the Calais Kitchen, Beth, Reid, Micaela and Richard on the clothes  sorting table) we went at it for the morning.



Many many thanks to Daniele Ruff and ESAT/Avenir Apei for the loan of the truck! The truck full of your goodies piloted by the Lions Club team made its way to the Calais warehouse, dropped it’s valuable cargo and headed to Dunkerque to drop at the Salam association with much needed tinned fruit and biscuits to help with their almost daily 2-400 meals they distribute at Grande Synthe.


With the €600 in cash raised from Zoé Dickson and the students of the Lycée International (thank you!) and supplemented by Lux Perpetua Choir Bob and his team made a very much needed visit to Decathlon and bought up 37 x pairs of trainers using money donated by you which will be distributed by SALAM to Grande Synthe refugees where needed.


At the Calais kitchen supplies were running a little low, so we arranged a trip to Lidl and bought out the local supply of onions and garlic. Brought back to the Calais Kitchen the team there made up the daily hot food supplies and distribution was made.

Meanwhile Tony, Bruno and Wendy met with and visited a small association  “Le Reveil voyageur”. They began by providing morning coffee, croissants and bread, delivered daily to the main refugee site in Calais. They have since broadened their activities providing what’s needed on a daily basis guided by the discussions with individuals and small groups that they have progressively befriended over the past few months. They now provide items of clothing, household effects, French language training and try to respond to iother simp^le demands coming from the refugees themselves.

The Reveil Voyageur held a small but well but well attended exhibition about the interests and lives of the refugees as refugees.