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More than 60 teams took part in the second edition of the Solirunbike race, held in Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg, to show solidarity with child victims of Noma disease in Burkina Faso.
Often called ‘the face of poverty’, Noma is caused by malnutrition and poor hygiene. It is particularly prevalent among young children in Central Africa. The second Solirunbike charity race was held in Kockelscheuer on Thursday 23 May to raise money for victims of the disease. It was organised by the non-profit organisation Handicaps Solidaires Luxembourg, a private initiative by several representatives of Luxembourg’s business community.
Team spirit and solidarity
More than 60 teams participated in the cycle-run event, each made up of one able-bodied member and one person with reduced mobility. The race was organised in close collaboration with Luxembourg’s Back to Sport association, which promotes sports activities for people who have a disability or are in rehabilitation. All the money raised was donated to the Hymne aux Enfants foundation in Burkina Faso.
The Bank was represented by five teams whose enthusiasm was much appreciated. Well done to all participants for helping to make this event such a success! Huge thanks, too, to all the volunteers who handled the logistics and made sure everything ran smoothly.
Enthusiasts, take note: the third edition of Solirunbike will take place this time next year.