Brigitte Macron, President of the Hôpitaux de Paris-Hôpitaux de France Foundation, started the 32nd Yellow Pieces operation for the benefit of young hospital residents.
The wife of the President of the Republic, who succeeded Bernadette Chirac at the helm of the Foundation in 2019, was rarely seen in public and was a guest on the TF1 news on Sunday at 8 p.m. to announce this well-known operation to the French to enable.
“It is part of being careful to have the people you love close by,” said the head of state’s wife on Sunday, whose foundation finances hospital costs such as hotels or hospital accommodation for relatives or recreational facilities for children .
A need heightened by the health crisis that isolated young patients.
“There are strict hygiene rules that mean that we can only have one parent in the rooms. The associations that brought music, reading, people can no longer go to the hospital. And there are no more common places to socialize,” underlined she also on the set of Anne-Claire Coudray.
Accompanied by the Blues coach Didier Deschamps, sponsor of the operation, she will have to visit a hospital in the Yvelines on Monday to meet hospitalized children in order to raise funds for this pandemic-disrupted fundraiser.
Obliging health precautions, not setting up a piggy bank in post offices and supermarkets this year, but a dematerialized collection, she explained in a humorous video with host Camille Combal.
Given that Mask Singer and Dance with the Stars presenters suggest participating in these programs, she recalls that a website and SMS number allow donations.
The funds are intended to finance the costs associated with the hospital stay, for example a hotel for a loved one. But they are also used to expose abuse and violence, she added.
Brigitte Macron, who signed Covid-19 for Christmas, information revealed by Europe 1 and confirmed by her cabinet remains extremely discreet and rare in the media.
Mobilized in October on childhood, education and hospital issues, she and her husband advocated paid leave for parents to help their children.