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The bad gag of the Nez Rouges for hospitalized children – Bretagne

Three years in prison and a fine of €50,000 were requested on January 14, 2022, against Sébastien Buisson. The deliberation is expected this Friday. Whether the Limoges court is magnanimous or not, it is the end of the big number played by this alleged crook, founder of the Nez Rouges, an association supporting hospitalized children.

“We have cut ties”

Carried by the eloquence of this man, haloed by the sponsorship of artists such as Matt Pokora or Soprano, the Nez Rouges, created in 2013, had deployed quickly in France, to count 14 employees and hundreds of volunteers. devoted. In 2018, alerted by Tracfin, justice estimated at €240,000 the sum, resulting from calls for donations and subsidies, that Sébastien Buisson would have diverted. The volunteers, including those from the Breton sections, based in Vannes, Lorient, Quimperlé (29) and Rennes, are flabbergasted.

“Our luck was that the Breton branch was financially independent. We donated everything, cut ties and dissolved our volunteer contracts. It was unacceptable, ”says Isabelle, ex-kingpin of the Rennes branch.

“CHUs have kept their trust in us”

Four years have passed “but there is always the amalgam”, regrets Michel Vobman, president of the association Rêves de clown. Because of her name, she suffered a lot from the embezzlement of Sébastien Buisson. “People associate the Red Nose and Dreams of Clown and they still have in mind what happened with the ARC”, laments the Lorientais. Drops in donations have been recorded “but the CHUs have kept their trust in us. If we have been present for 25 years in hospitals, it is because we are serious, ”he continues, recalling that his association is under agreement with 13 Breton hospitals.

“Discredit on associations looking for volunteers”

Jérémy Hémon, president of A dream, a smile, created in 2006, in Brest, abounds: “There was an epiphenomenon in 2018. The donors called us to be certain that our association was going to achieve its objectives. We saw a slight drop in donations but it didn’t last. Conversely, “The Sandman”, who, through stories and board games, accompany patients at the time of the junction between the day and night hospital teams, have passed between the drops. But its young president, Jean-Louis Coat, deplores another pernicious effect: “I was worried about the discredit it threw on associations looking for volunteers. Because Sébastien Buisson’s speech was that of any president who needs visibility to have volunteers who join him”.

“More controls to guarantee trust”

The doyenne of the French patient support associations, Les Blouses roses, created in 1944, indicates, through the voice of Sophie Brochot, its communications manager, that it has not suffered any backlash, “Perhaps because we have been there since a very long time with health establishments. And because, on our site, we give to see a total transparency on our accounts”. All these associations are calling for “more controls to guarantee trust because, in the end, those who suffer the most are the children and all the volunteers who provide hard work”.

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