Samedi du Partage is an event organized twice a year in order to collect food donations for the Partage Charity.
The Partage is a food bank in Geneva that collects unsold food items from local supermarkets in Geneva and redistributes these to where they are needed. Over 13,000 people receive aid from the food bank each year. In addition, the food bank packages 5000 emergency food aid bags each week which are distributed globally.
This weekend on Saturday they had one of their food drives in which they mobilse the public of Geneva to donate food items. We had volunteers from CDL located at the local supermarkets in Versoix to help with this collection.
This Saturday we had two teams competing in a tremendous feat of endurance.
Arsenii from the Olympus Boarding House had a vision and brought it to reality. At the start of the year he joined the weekend Running Club organised by Mr Rob. After completing his first 5km run he set his goal on being able to complete a marathon by the end of the school year.
Arsenii challenged his House Parent Mr Tom who is a cycling enthusiast to a competition. Could Arsenii complete a marathon in a faster time than it took Mr Tom to ride around Lake Leman? This challenge grew over recent weeks to create two teams.
The runners were Mr Rob, Coach Pierre and Arsenii. The cyclists were Mr Tom, Coach Jamie and Coach Moores. They did this challenge in aid of the World Bike Relief Charity.