Gilles - finding better ways of living together through solidarity

Hi! I’m Gilles Schirrecker. I’m 58 years old. I’ve decided it’s time for a new direction in my career: working with a charitable organization. I believe there is a huge need for such work at the moment, and this need will only grow in years to come. We will need to show solidarity to find better ways of living together.

Until December 2015, I worked at the Service Division for Orange Wholesale Operators France, in Besançon. Previously, I had worked in a number of roles such as sales manager, local security advisor, local training advisor, and HR manager.

I have chosen to give my time to Restos du Cœur through the volunteering and skills philanthropy programme set up by Orange. On a personal level, I find great satisfaction in helping to raise awareness of the charity and developing new partnerships within the local food industry sector. There is a huge need for this type of charitable work. In January, I took part in two food runs and saw for myself how great this need is.

Our next challenge is the national Restos fund-raiser on 11 and 12 March. The priority is to collect as many donations as possible in shopping centres and supermarkets with the help of the largest possible number of volunteers.

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