Light a candle over here to give light over there
This year, Mobility is taking part, in partnership with Electricians Without Borders, in the Lumignons du Cœur (candles from the heart) event at Lyon’s festival of light.
Every year on 8 December, Lyon residents and visitors are invited to demonstrate their generosity through the Lumignons du Cœur event. The principle is simple: buy one or more candles and participate in creating an illuminated scenic design on the site of the Odeon within the Roman theatre complex at Fourvière, Lyon.
This year, the profits from these sales are being donated to Electricians Without Borders, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016. The charity currently works on 120 projects in 29 countries around the world; some are long-term actions, while others respond to humanitarian crisis situations.
As an example, 12 candles purchased pay for one month of lighting in a classroom; 60 candles equate to powering a healthcare centre for two months.
Mobility is offering one candle for every member of staff, as well as 5,000 lights to illuminate the fresco.