Thursday 24th November, 2016
Jason Leonard was guest of honour at Philippe Sella’s annual dinner on behalf of his charity Les Enfants de L’Ovale. Keen followers of ATLAS will know that we have supported “EDO” with a grant to help their teacher and coach training. These teachers are based across Africa and EDO improves their academic and sports coaching, thereby reaching thousands of children in some of the poorest parts of the world.
ATLAS was pleased to present for auction an England shirt signed by our Trustees: Jason, Jeff and the Judge Paul Rendall, totalling 189 caps between them. This helped by raising €1,000 and contributed to a record fundraising evening, up €10,000 on the year before.
Along with a stunning venue in the Grand Hotel at L’Opèra in Paris, a meal by a two-star Michelin chef, and a host of musical and artistic performances, it was an evening to remember.
Jason and Philippe, ATLAS and EDO, are proud to demonstrate such amitié between two famously competitive sporting nations, together giving new opportunities and advantages to children across Africa.