Established in 1997, the Monegasque charity Les Enfants de Frankie works to help sick, disabled and vulnerable children in Monaco and throughout the Provence-Alpes-Côtes d’Azur region, stamp specialist WOPA reports.

A recognised NGO that was awarded consultative status with the United Nations Economic and SocialCouncil in 2008, it has provided support to more than 150,000 children since it was founded. The charity works with hos-pitals, social services, children’s homes and medical and educational facilities to help children flourish through outings, workshops, trips, and more, WOPA said.

Once a year, it invites thousands of children to the Noël de Frankie Christmas special for a stunning show featuring Frankie the clown and the distribution of presents.