This year, the Vendée Globe is among its competitors Tanguy de Lamotte, a young motivated skipper with a heart on his hand. And that's good, since his boat is called Initiatives-Coeur and he runs for the association Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque. Currently twelfth in the adventure, despite a capsize just missed Thursday, Tanguy de Lamotte engaged in the race on a boat funded 100% by Initiatives-Coeur. His goal: to wear the colors of Mécénat Cardiac Surgery around the world and especially to raise funds to save children.
In the rain, in the middle of an improvised aerobics or repair session after a breakdown, Tanguy de Lamotte puts the association he supports in light in a thousand and one ways. It must be said that every mile traveled in the Vendée Globe is money that it rakes to finance the operations ofchildren ill. The childrenit is they who are at the center of Tanguy de Lamotte's journey. "My wish is to return to port with plenty ofchildren operated who wait for me on the dock to help me dock the boat Sables-d'Olonne, "he told the newspaper La Croix in late November.But he did not launch quite alone in this adventure of Vendée Globe since Tanguy de Lamotte has collected drawings ofchildren who, stuck on his boat, also went around the world.
In this extraordinary company, there is this 34-year-old skipper who, on his monohull of more than 18 meters, is followed by a whole team; but also Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, an association that allows children suffering from cardiac malformations of poor countries to come and have an operation in France or in their country of origin when possible; and there is also Virginie Efira and Kev Adams godmother and godfather of the heart. Each in his own way, they participate in this humanitarian adventure by giving their energy or their time. Like Tanguy de Lamotte on his boat, Kev Adams has also given of himself by participating in the filming of a clip to support Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque (see the video below). You too, help children in participants in the operation 1 click = 1? (Www.initiatives-coeur.fr). It's a small gesture, but it can pay a lot!