Mougins School

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From Sue Dunnachie

The Directeur Général of the Lenval Foundation has addressed a letter to our parents thanking them for their gifts of new toys which were delivered for the festive season. He was most touched by your generosity and thanks you sincerely for this gesture.

I would also like to thank parents who responded to my request for specific articles of clothing to help some local families in need. It is always heart-warming to see how rapidly and generously our parents donate to the various organisations we continue to support.

You will see, below, that Sunny Bank Association is looking for a Treasurer. This is an Association, affiliated with the Victoria Emera senior citizen home in Mouans Sartoux which, essentially, provides financial aid to anglophiles in need of assistance and not able to use the French social services. Should you know of any such individuals, do not hesitate to contact the Association: admin@sunny-bank.org or 04 93 47 94 20.

On Wednesday 1st February at 18h00 three of our students will be representing Mougins School in the International Speech Competition which will be held at CIV. Other schools competing are the International School of Monaco, the International School of Nice and EBICA. The subject of the speech this year is ‘A Hero for Today’s Generation’ and, presenting their subject will be Erle Lunde in 7b, Chiara Goldig in 8b and Alexandra Savelyeva in 9b. We wish all three of them the very best of luck and parents and students from the School are more than welcome to go along and offer their support.

Should you have any warm clothing you would care to donate to those refugees who are now trying to survive in winter conditions, please bring ONLY the following to the Office before Friday 17th February and it will be delivered to the camp in Italy: jeans/track suit bottoms jumpers / sweat shirts, T –shirts, warm jackets, gloves, hats, underwear/socks, sports shoes for men and women - NO CHILDREN’S CLOTHES - sleeping bags and sheets before Friday 17th. Any articles which are not required in Italy will go to another charitable cause. Thanking you in advance.

Would you like to be Sunny Bank’s new Treasurer?

Sunny Bank exists to provide help and support for elderly English speaking residents on the Cote D'Azur. It has a history of over 100 years providing this kind of assistance.

Sunny Bank supports people in their own homes, as well as the residents of Victoria, a nursing home, and Albert, apartments for independent living, all on the same site as our headquarters at the Grange in Mouans-Sartoux. Sunny Bank has an Executive Committee, and is currently in need of a Treasurer to join the Team.

The Treasurer will need to provide management accounts for the Committee, as well as liaising with the French accountant to complete annual accounts. If you have working French and English language skills, and you would like to take this opportunity to join us, then contact Brian Woolf - President brianmartinwoolf@gmail.com