Credit: BGL BNP Paribas

The 10th edition of BGL BNP Paribas' annual "Help2Help" programme has raised a total of €49,962 for the benefit of fourteen new community projects in Luxembourg.

BGL BNP Paribas recently presented a cheque for the sum raised at a ceremony at the bank's headquarters, in the presence of Geoffroy Bazin, Country Head of BGL BNP Paribas and Chairman of the Executive Committee, as well as members of the organisations funded and employees engaged in the different projects.

The Help2Help programme aims to support current and retired employees of the BNP Paribas Group in Luxembourg who are involved in the community activities of non-profit organisations. In 2019, the programme selected fourteen projects to receive total funding of €49,962. The projects are led both at the local and international level in fields including education, healthcare, humanitarian aid and the environment. 

Since the launch of the programme in 2010, a total of about €700,000 has been awarded to more than 240 projects supported by 80 associations. This year, a special prize of €2,500 was awarded to “Eva pour la vie”, an association that helps children affected by cancer. The organisation supports researchers and families, while raising public and political awareness about the lack of funds dedicated to research against childhood cancers.

At the ceremony, Geoffroy Bazin said: “The Help2Help programme is a great way to support local and international associations, but also to recognise the dedication of our employees, who are deeply committed to improving society. We are extremely proud of the values they hold and the message of hope they share”.

Besides financial support through the Help2Help programme, the organisations can also take part in the “Marché de Noël des Associations”, a Christmas market held each year at BGL BNP Paribas’ headquarters. From 9 to 13 December 2019, they will be able to present their activities to the employees of the BNP Paribas Group in Luxembourg while offering them the chance to contribute to a good cause by doing some of their Christmas shopping at the same time