The annual charity events held in the French ski locations of La Tania and Meribel Village add a much appreciated international dimension to the support given to Sebastian’s Action Trust.
We have been the grateful recipients of the incredible fundraising endeavours from the 3 Valleys Charity Day (formerly known as La Tania Charity Day) since 2004. Known as ‘The End of Season Party for a Good Cause’, the first charity day was held in La Tania in 2002, inspired by Dan Provost in memory of his mother who sadly died from breast cancer.Since then local residents, workers, businesses & visitors have worked tirelessly to raise over €200,000 through a series of events that have grown in size and stature, necessitating the move of the main event from La Tania to Meribel in 2012. Since 2002 the sums raised have been split between our charity and French charity Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer.
Every year a team from the Trust makes the annual pilgrimage to France to support the fantastic efforts of the dedicated and committed team who choose to organise Charity Day. This term simply does not cover the many ways in which money is raised- from balls and family days, sponsored treks up the mountains, egg eating competitions, Harley Davidson rides, auctions, raffles, tombolas, fancy dress,float processions and a full scale festival of top notch music, food and entertainment- Charity Day has become an annual fixture in the diaries of so many who come not only to ski but to enjoy themselves in the name of two worthy causes.
Our thanks, as ever, go to all who give their time, effort and energy to organising the events in La Tania and Meribel, as well as those who so generously sponsor and attend these initiatives. Such kindness helps us to make life a little easier for those families who face enormous challenges on a daily basis.
From this year's event we are thrilled to have received €18,000 (£12504.24).
For further information on the charity day please visit: http://www.latania.co.uk/photos/CharityDayIndex.htm
La Tania Charity Day - now known as XSCAPE 3 Valleys Charity Day
The 14th Annual Charity Day was held on Wednesday 8th April, 2015 in Meribel Village featuring The Dub Pistols and DJ Jo Whiley.
The Return of the Pistoleros is their new Album and very apt as the DUB PISTOLS returned to bring their very eclectic mix of Ska, Dub, Punk & Hip Hop back to Méribel Village once again this year. Tighter than ever and so, so experienced at whipping up a festival type crowd, they went down a storm for a second consecutive year.
Prior to the Dub Pistols it was the turn of Radio 1 & 2 DJ, Top of the Pops, Glastonbury & BRITS TV presenter (amongst others) and of course creator of the legendary Live Lounge feature, JO WHILEY to get the crowd going with a great set - the beer tent was rocking to Song 2 and 9 to 5!
Along with all of the best local Alpine Bands, outside bars, food stalls, dance tent, merchandise, tombola, bouncy castle, Champagne Tent etc - a fantastic day was had by all with absolutely perfect weather.