THE’Sapeurs’lipopette association was born in Tours in 1996, following a collection of funds for the Clocheville hospital. It was firefighters and their wives who founded it. But today she gathers around forty volunteers and is open to everyone, firefighter or not. This association, which has always managed to operate without asking for subsidies, has set itself the mission ofhelp unhappy childrenwhether they are alone, mistreated, sick or disabled. And they are on all fronts: they make children’s dreams come true, provide the pediatric hospital with equipment for the families of young patients, books and even toys. They also organize a fun fair every year in the hospital grounds, just for the little sick. To finance all its missions, they redouble their efforts as a tenant stands at various major events and by selling stuffed animals, toys, books, comics, textiles, safety accessories …
Pinpon plush is not only the Sapeurs’Lipopette mascot but also one of its central missions. Indeed, the bear Pinpon and his friend Pompy (because our Touraine has a friend who can be found in all the other firefighters in France) are sold by the association to help firefighters in their interventions with the little ones. When you buy one of these ours, an identical plush is given to the firefighters. these will give it to a child transported in their ambulances. It allows to create a communication, to reassure and alleviate a little the distress of the youngest. And then … our bears also sometimes have beautiful stories. Like this Pompy offered by the men of the fire and turned into a soft toy for a baby born in the VSAV on the way to the hospital.
As much to say to you that one should not hesitate to offer or to treat oneself these adorable our firefighters, but also one of the objects present in the association catalog. Especially since Sapeurs’Lipopette needs help more than ever. A cause of COVID crisis fundraising events have been canceled (almost 2 years with no stands to keep, it is as many funds not collected) but the association, it, put a point of honor to continue its missions with children. Result: for the first time in its history Sapeurs’Lipopette sees its accounts in the red. This color is perfect for fire trucks but not for the bank account of such a beautiful association. So if you want join, buy goodies or give a little time you are welcome (contacts at the end of this article). And if you are a business owner, know that you can become a patron. By buying Pompy plush toys, in particular. It is tax-free and really, the volunteers, the firefighters and the children will thank you.
Sapeurs’Lipopette Caserne de Nord Agglo90 avenue de l’Europe37100 TOURS To contact the association, click HERE