The Sister Marie Charity is holding its annual fair under the marquee in Fontvieille in early March, offering various international stands and food stalls to visitors for a good cause.
Come one, come all to the Big Top in Fontvieille on 4th and 5th March for the annual International Fair held by the Sister Marie Charity, a non-governmental organisation that works with the elderly to prevent destitution in all forms in Monaco and the surrounding villages.
Sister Marie Charity provides older residents financial support in the form of monthly aid to help them live more comfortably, as well as giving “one-off” aid in the event of exceptional situations.
The works done by the association also are of a more caring variety. They organise snack events, birthday celebrations, and other events to brighten up the daily lives of these people and give them a chance to socialise with people their own age, an important aspect considering the isolation many elderly people face.
Another event put on by the organisation is a yearly trip to the mountains for 15 lucky beneficiaries, as well as yearly parcel-giving at Christmas and Easter to 150 people.
Sister Marie’s main source of income is from this fair, making it a hugely vital occasion for the charity.
This year, visitors will be able to find bargains at the various stands and will be able to enjoy lunch at a buffet, or at the Greek, Polish, Spanish or Swiss food stalls. On Friday evening, a Spanish-themed dinner will be held, featuring a massive paella cooked by 3 Tapas Monaco and after-dinner cakes will be served by the Technical and Hotel School of Monaco. The dinner will be held at 8pm on the 4th of March and reservations can be made in advance by calling +377 93 30 14 77 or purchased on-site for €50.
On Saturday 5th, Monegasque shop la Môme de Monac is organising a fashion show at 2:45pm featuring their latest collections.
The fair’s hours are on Friday 4th March from 10am to 8pm and the on Saturday 5th from 10am to 5pm.
Top photo: Visit the Greek stand and taste all the Greek goodies as well as Gyro me pita. It is a great opportunity to purchase Greek products, and/or make any kind of donation.