If Christmas is a time of celebration, it can sometimes be difficult for some elderly and isolated people. On the occasion of the Gestes de Noël, an operation organized each year by the service of seniors and social action, six students made a point of accompanying the staff to distribute a Christmas meal to 25 beneficiaries. Above all, they gave them a nice gift: time devoted to them.

It was a lovely initiative that these Monegasque students took this past Thursday, December 19, which makes all the more sense during the holiday season. Yesterday morning, six children from primary and secondary classes joined forces with the town hall’s senior service and social work to distribute Christmas meals to elderly and isolated people in the Principality. An action that is part of the Gestes de Noël program, an operation organized every year. All volunteers, the young people were accompanied by the 1st deputy mayor, Camille Svara in charge of social work, and Jacques Pastor, 4th deputy, in charge of heritage.

A Christmas meal and small gifts

An appointment was given at the Municipal Restaurant from 9 a.m. to visit 25 people at their homes. On this occasion, they were able to offer them a Christmas meal made especially by the Costa bakery as well as a bottle of sparkling wine, panettone, and other treats. But above all, they gave a little of their time and their presence. A gesture appreciated by the beneficiaries but also by the service of seniors and social action who wanted to thank them by offering them, in turn, to all six, a small gift.

*Article originally published in the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.