The White Pirate will leave in September
The mysterious character is about to distribute toys to hospitalized children. This will be his third adventure for the association Les Voiles Blanches-Bettimask.
The coffers filled up all summer. Now is the time for deliveries! For the third year, the White Pirate is preparing to leave and collect the toys donated in Bouches-du-Rhône, Var, Alpes-Maritimes and Monaco.
From September 3 to 24, the White Pirate will sail the Mediterranean aboard his yacht, the Skaf, on a course of almost 500 kilometers in 26 stages.
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From Marseille to Menton, 25 partner ports will welcome the boat to deliver the precious chests to the pirate. In Monaco, the longest stage of this year’s edition, many institutions played a role in hosting the coffers on their premises, including the town hall, the Yacht Club and the Stars’N’Bars.
More than 4,000 toys collected since 2020
Many personalities from the Principality also support the operation, such as Louis Ducruet, yachtsman Yvan Griboval, freediver Pierre Frolla, singer Olivia Dorato and comedian Hassan from Monaco. The Monegasque companies Bettimask, Global IP Solutions, the Center Immobilier Pastor, the Yacht Club of Monaco and the Lions Club are also on hand.
The toys collected will be donated to the Lenval Foundation in Nice, the last stage of the trip. Last April, the Pirate’s Facebook page announced that the milestone of 4,000 toys had been crossed since the first edition in 2020.
You can follow this last adventure via short videos which will be posted by the Pirate daily. This is an opportunity to share with the public the discovery of the contents of the chests, but also some stories and navigation tips.
If you want to take advantage of it at the end of August to give toys to sick children, you can find the list of collection points here. Attention, toys and games must be new, in their original unopened packaging and with a maximum value of 50 euros.