Frankie the clown brings the magic of Aladin to Monaco

Gala raises funds to offer enchanting Christmas to children in need 

ALADIN CIRCUS PROGRAMME KIDS NITEThe Gala Evening KIDS NITE – ACT II, planned by the association Les Enfants de Frankie, will take place in at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille in Monaco, on Friday, December 11 at 19:30 till 22:30 at €50 per person, organised under the high patronage of HRH Princess of Hanover, will welcome around 500 guests. The famous giant tent in Fontvieille will be split into two parts to hold a unique event, combining a musical show and a theme park.

The amazing 45mn musical Aladin Circus will open the evening festivities, with twenty-five actors, singers and dancers in magnificent costumes, and even animals on stage. After the show children will have fun at the Aladin’s Village with inflatable Palaces, many art and science workshops, and a delicious buffet, all organized in partnership with Alize Evenement. An unforgettable evening for a great cause!

Apart from the Gala performance, there will be three additional shows of Aladin Circus on Saturday, December 12 at 13:15, 15:30 and 19:30 at €22 per person (free seating).

Proceeds from the charity gala on Friday, December 11, will allow the association Les Enfants de Frankie to graciously offer its 19th edition of Frankie’s Christmas on Sunday, December 13, 2015 in the afternoon, to 4,000 sick and disadvantaged children. This event counts with the high patronage of HSH Prince Albert of Monaco.

Frankie the clown wants to thank everybody who plans to participate in the charity gala on Friday, December 11, for their kindness and generosity.

Reservations for Aladin Circus:

  • Online booking: www.frankiemonaco.org – Under section “Annual Events”
  • Tourist Office, 2 Bd des Moulins, Monaco (November 30-December 11, 2015)
  • For information: Les Enfants de Frankie – Tel.: +377 93 300 800
  • Come dressed in costume and join the fun!

Buy your Red Nose & bring smiles where there is suffering

The 11th edition of Monaco Red Nose Day will again be held on Sunday, December 6, 2015, to coincide with Saint Nicholas patron of children. The Red Nose is a read foam ball, a sign of complicity with the association’s mascot Frankie the Clown. The noses are for sale in the Principality and neighboring communes at a symbolic price of €2, but higher donations are welcome. Everybody is invited to get a Red Nose and place it in the antenna, hood or windshield on Sunday, December 6. This small ball underlines the support for underprivileged children in the region, a simple way to practice solidarity. Please buy your red nose soon as the stock is limited!

Anthony Albert, alias Mr. OneTeas, will produce a special sculpture of recycled Red Noses, with one of them specially signed by HSH Prince Albert. This artistic, environmental and solidarity artwork will be sold, among other lots, in a live auction during the glamorous Christmas Ball at the Hotel de Paris on December 12, 2015, that this year honors Les Enfants de Frankie, so the proceeds of the auction and a tombola will benefit the association, enable the association to keep their daily work helping children in need through different actions and a wonderful Christmas event.

Where to buy your Red Nose:

  • In Monaco: Post Office, Pharmacies, Newspaper stands and partners point of sale.
  • At the Fontvieille Commercial Center: Saturday, December 5 from 9:00 to 18:00
  • Or you may order by calling Jessica at +377 93 300 800, or via email secretariatfrankie@monaco.mc

Happy Birthday Frankie!

anniversaire de FrankieFrankie the clown will be celebrating its 18 years-old anniversary on November 21, 2015, at Stars N’ Bars in the port of Monaco, with 200 underprivileged children from the region. The program for that day will be a mini-boom with games, magic show, giant stuffed animals, candy, snack and drinks for all, plus a huge and delicious birthday cake that the children will share with Frankie. These children have been anxiously awaiting this special event for the whole year, a unique opportunity for them to spend a beautiful afternoon laughing and dancing with Frankie, their favorite clown, to celebrate the work it has done throughout his young life!

The association Les Enfants de Frankie (Frankie’s Children) was created on November 21, 1997, with the objective of entertaining and support disadvantaged children in the area. They work in collaboration with Social Services, Hospitals, Homes and more than 200 Humanitarian Associations. Frankie is the revered association’s clown mascot with whom everything began. He is a friendly and generous clown who transforms suffering into happiness. Frankie is a mime, who listens attentively to the world around him with compassionate ears, and offers support and brings joy to the children he adores.

Since its inception, the association has helped more than 100,000 children, and despite the ups and downs of the economic cycle, takes good care and carries out new projects each year. This perseverance and innovative ideas come from the President, which makes it a point to adapt to the ever growing needs of children while mobilizing the population in a fun way.

Every year the association carries out more than twenty individual projects for the most needy, such as the purchase of a wheelchairs for example, and organises many monthly outing to entertain the children, showing them that there is another world beyond the white walls of a hospital or the gray buildings of a precarious neighbourhood. Their famous annual event Noël de Frankie (Frankie’s Christmas), organised since 1998 under the high patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert, welcomes each year over 4,000 children to enjoy the magic of Christmas. An event that is made possible thanks to the funds raised at the association’s annual Charity Gala.

Les Enfants de Frankie counts each year on its loyal members, as well as its generous donors. The volunteers are always present for the welcoming and the supervision of children during the multiple activities and very valuable support during the large events. Without them, the realization of these projects could not be possible.

Today’s quote

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Maya Angelou

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