The second edition of the Ladies’ Rally Vintage Car Charity Event takes place Sept 20th, 2015. Created by Martine Ackermann as a glamorous and entertaining women-only fundraiser, last year’s inaugural ride sold out in only one day with 70 ladies driving fabulous vintage cars: AC Cobra, Rolls Royce, Porsche 356, MG...
The route started from the Monte Carlo Beach Hotel, made a tour around Monaco, La Turbie, St Agnès (“one of France’s most beautiful villages”), Eze, St Jean Cap Ferrat and then back for a finishing cocktail at the Monte Carlo Country Club. All the benefits went to Child CARE Monaco.
In 2012, Martine set up the association Child CARE Monaco with the objective to offer education to underprivileged children all over the world. After several visits to India, they established the Sneh Girls School, which welcomes 90 girls every day on borrowed premises. But the facility has quickly proved too small as it also accommodates girls from villages nearby.
So in September 2015, Child CARE Monaco plans to build a school with a dispensary, two additional classrooms and a playground. Martine will visit in October to oversee the progress of the construction.
“People can help us,” Martine tells the Reporter, “by sending a donation or sponsoring a child for €149 per year, which covers 1 school year, 2 meals per day, basic medical needs and the school uniform.”
For ladies looking to participate in this year’s “White Glam” charity rally, which Martine promises “will be full of surprises”, there are three options (prices per person):
• The Classic: Like last year, you will have a vintage car. Limited places available. €330.
• My Own: As some of you requested, you can BYOVC (Bring Your Own Vintage Car). Contact Martine to provide details of your car. €290.
• The Royal: Driven like a queen, this option allows you to enjoy wine and champagne all day! €330.
“It was a big, fun event for a great cause,” says one of last year’s participants, “and we are proud to have helped those girls in the school.”