The story between Roscoff, the city of Finistère, and the SNSM, a national rescue society, is long. The sea there is a horizon that does not escape anyone. When the sharp group opens its casino in the city known for having been a lair of corsairs and smugglers, it is the meeting between two men, the president of the Georges Tranchant group and Michel Morvan, the mayor of the city in 1995, that Yet nothing a priori should have united. What relationship between gambling And municipal affairs? The first is passionate about the sea, while the mayor is simply the president of the local section of the SNSM ... From there to the partnership, there was only one step, cheerfully crossed.
The SNSM, rescuers of the seas
One might think that sea rescue is part of the sovereign role of the state. However, the SNSM is funded 80% by private donations! These men and women risk their lives by intervening in extreme situations. They train like professionals, but they are all volunteer amateurs. Boats, survival and communication equipment are all very heavy costs in their budget. They need generous donors who engage in the long term to ensure sustainability for this public interest association.
Created in 1995, the Casino of the sharp group bans the sea at the tip of the port. Ideally placed, it offers a magnificent view from its restaurant, the porthole. It is a casino of modest size, but with a good hundred slot machines, which has nothing to envy to the toy Virtual casinos. We can say that he is pretty good, far from the VIP image of more luxurious casinos. The bets allow everyone to play. We are really in the pleasure of the game ... And we remember that the founder of the group, George Tranchant, recently deceased, was the first to imported handles, as they were then called, in USA.
The casino naturally married the temperament of the Roscovites by offering them this place devoid of snobbery and dedicated to the sea. The partnership with the SNSM was therefore self -evident.
A renewed partnership despite the COVVI
The Casino de Roscoff has undergone the pandemic hard with confinement, but in addition, the adaptation of barriers has limited its capacity. One could fear that for the first time for more than 20 years, he could honor his commitment to the local antenna of the national rescue company at sea. The cancein of the annual evening at the Casino did not make it possible to renew The partnership, while depriving the SNSM of the donations which it usually harvests. But she will have had the merit of saving the life of a few fish.
The Casino of the Transfer Group has reassured all the rescuers and the inhabitants of the city by signing a new partnership with retroactive effect to continue its financial support. All this took place last Tuesday with a meeting with Christian Pycke, director of the casino, and Stéphanie Cabioch, president of the SNSM, accompanied by a delegation of rescuers.
Do not hesitate to make donations on the SNSM website or buy derivative products in the rescuers' online store!
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