On the instructions of HSH Prince Albert, the Government is actively supporting the “Christmas for the children of the Roya Valley” campaign, initiated by the Deputy of the Alpes-Maritimes Alexandra Valetta-Ardisson and the Community of the French Riviera.

The objective of the initiative is to collect toys for all children from 0 to 14 years old in the Roya valley, which was hit hard by Storm Alex on October 2.

In total, nearly 600 children were affected. HSH Prince Albert and his Government are contributing 15,000 euros, which should make it possible to offer a gift to each child.

This gesture of solidarity is testament to the attachment of the Principality of Monaco to the population of the local hinterland, the Monaco Government said on Wednesday.

A few days after the devastating passage of Storm Alex, the Sovereign Prince visited the site to see for himself the extent of the damage and to demonstrate the Principality’s solidarity to those affected. Monaco donated one million euros to each of the affected valleys: Vésubie, Roya, and Tinée, as well as to the city of Ventimiglia in Italy.

ORIGINAL SOURCE: Monaco Government Press Office

PHOTO: HSH Prince Albert on his visit to the devastated area shortly after Storm Alex