A Ligier that cares! Launch of the big Fundraising Operation for the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque Association!
The big Fundraising Operation for the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque Association was launched on Saturday 5th June 2021. The aim? Collect funds to enable children from disadvantaged countries who suffer from heart malformations to be operated in France. As is the case every year Ligier Automotive has responded present to this call. This time it's a Ligier JS P3 that will serve the Association's cause. On this occasion the car has been decorated with a collector comic strip livery that retraces the history of the Association at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. On display in a Carrefour store for the launch of the big Fundraising Operation, the car will then go on show on the Association's stand during the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Ligier Automotive has backed the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque Association for more than 10 years now. The aim of the Association? Welcome children from disadvantaged countries who suffer from heart malformations to be operated in France. Every year, the Association organises a big Fundraising Operation during the 24 Hours of Le Mans to become better known to the general public and raise funds to save children.
After the Ligier JS P217 in 2019, this year it's a Ligier JS P3 from the French constructor that will proudly fly the colours of the association. The car that cares has been given a relook with a collector comic strip livery by Sarthe artist Thierry Jollet in collaboration with the Editions Petit à Petit and Graphi Concepts, which stickered the car in its workshops in early June.
And the Ligier JS P3 is a real eye-catcher wherever it goes! On Saturday 5th June the car that cares was installed in a Carrefour store, also a long-term partner of the Association, in the Le Mans region to give the green light to the big Fundraising Operation. The first stage: the sale of carrier bags decorated with the image of the car that cares to collect funds and save seven children in 2021. Some 30 shops are being mobilised. Paul Belmondo, actor and former racing driver with 10 outings in the 24 Hours of Le Mans to his name, is a faithful godfather of the operation and was present for the launch of the Fundraising effort.
The operation will continue throughout the summer up till the 24 Hours of Le Mans, postponed to 21-22 August. The Ligier JS P3 will be on show on the Association's stand throughout the whole race week to collect additional funds.
To take part in the big Fundraising Operation click here https://mecenat-cardiaque.igive.iraiser.eu/events/la-grande-collecte-des-24-heures-du-mans-2021
Photo credit: Nicolas Tesson/NL Réalisation