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2 La Maison des Gais Lurons « Un soleil * pour les enfants » asbl What ? A non-profit organisation set up in 2003 offering holidays both to children with a serious illness and to their families in financially straightened circumstances.

3 La Maison des Gais Lurons « Un soleil * pour les enfants » asbl What? A 100 % private initiative Set up by 3 people willing to share the same dream: to brighten the lives of the poorest and seriously ill children to become involved personally. Who? Bernard, Tinou et Charlotte, founders of the ASBL 10 board members - Pierre Gillis as managing director BernardTinouCharlotte Pierre

4 La Maison des Gais Lurons « Un soleil * pour les enfants » asbl About us A house in grounds (1,15hectares) in the village of Champion (5km from Namur) Renovation work completed in 2004 The property is owned by the association 34 beds and 11 rooms 6 bathrooms / showers and 6 separate lavatories 1 kitchen (to professional standards) 1 large dining room 2 playrooms A sports ground (opened in 2007) Outdoors games and bikes  Capacity: can accommodate more than 20 children with their mothers and siblings

5 La Maison des Gais Lurons « Un soleil * pour les enfants » asbl Objectives To offer these children and their families a place of rest and relaxation for a long weekend or a week during school holidays. To offer an environment and opportunity to escape from their everyday, often unbearable, existence. To provide a setting to relax and enjoy.

6 La Maison des Gais Lurons « Un soleil * pour les enfants » asbl What do we do? A recreational project is set up for the children so that: stays are organised as holidays; moments of pleasure to forget the daily stress of illness; during the stay mothers enjoy a respite from caring for their children and are free to take advantage of the environment, play sport or participate in numerous activities/workshops (sewing, painting on ceramic, or cookery).

7 La Maison des Gais Lurons « Un soleil * pour les enfants » asbl What do we do? Children have the chance to forget their illness thanks to the recreational and sporting activities organised for them or the whole family. Indoor: crafts, drawings, glass painting, games, acting, singing, tennis, and parties animated by a clown, musician, magician, or storyteller. Outdoor (in the grounds): playground (playhouses, swings, slides), team sports (badminton, volleyball, tennis, soccer, handball), bikes and go-karts. Outside the grounds: excursions, walks with nature guide, boat journeys on the Meuse, riding, swimming, fishing, visits to craftsmen, safari Park (Han), picnics.

8 La Maison des Gais Lurons « Un soleil * pour les enfants » asbl Our activities

9 La Maison des Gais Lurons « Un soleil * pour les enfants » asbl How does the association work? The ASBL is a wholly independent legal entity. It is in contact with many social & medical centres and NGOs: doctors, specialists, psychologists, social workers, hospitals; the Federation against Cancer, Association contre la Mucoviscidose (Cystic Fibrosis); assistance & protection services for youth, domestic violence, maternity homes; other social groups such as Katholieke Vereniging Gehandicapten, SAEM, and Sunchild; they identify the children who would benefit from a stay at La Maison des Gais Lurons and provide the ABSL with contact details of the families; no direct request is made by the latter.

10 La Maison des Gais Lurons « Un soleil * pour les enfants » asbl Our human resources We are all volunteers The activity leaders are responsible adults who prepare their team and each holiday, thoroughly. All transport to and from the home of families is included in the stay as well as the excursions organised by the volunteers.

11 La Maison des Gais Lurons « Un soleil * pour les enfants » asbl Our financial resources Gifts and donations Letting the house when unoccupied Own fund raising through activities and sponsorship Theatre - concert Annual Football tournament Charity auction The association does not receive any public funds; it is not subsidised.

12 La Maison des Gais Lurons « Un soleil * pour les enfants » asbl Occupancy rate YearNumber of staysNumber of daysNumber of nights TOTAL

13 La Maison des Gais Lurons « Un soleil * pour les enfants » asbl Costs of stay Families pay nothing. Everything is offered Approximate costs for the stay: 1 child + 1 parent/1 day2 x 20 EUR X 140 EUR 1 child + 1 parent/7 days2 X 20 EUR x 7280 EUR 22 children + 6 parents/1 day28 x 20 EUR x1560 EUR 22 children + 6 parents/1 day28 x 20 EUR x EUR

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16 Our financial needs In addition to recurrent operating costs and organisation of the stays, the Association needs to invest in: DescriptionCosts 1Refreshment of the premises’ interior and outside paint EUR 2Cupboards EUR 3Development of the outdoor playground5.000 EUR 4Purchases of new bikes and games2.500 EUR 5Laying out of the garden2.500 EUR 6Equipments for the kitchen, professional dishwasher2.000 EUR 7Bedding (sheets, duvets, table lamps)1.500 EUR Total to be financed EUR

17 La Maison des Gais Lurons « Un soleil * pour les enfants » asbl Info President Bernard Buelen Managing Director and Sponsorship Pierre Gillis ( ) Information on the stays Tinou d’Ansembourg ( ) Béatrice Rome ( ) Information on the events Tinou d’Ansembourg Bernadette Kruseman( – ) For the gifts with tax receipt (>= 40 €) : Account number of ‘Service Arc-en-Ciel’ : BE (BIC : BBRUBEBB) with mandatory communication « Don Projet N° 132 » For gift without tax receipt : Account number of ‘La Maison des Gais Lurons’ : FINTRO BE (BIC : GEBABEBB)

18 La Maison des Gais Lurons « Un soleil * pour les enfants » asbl THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION


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