Tuesday 19 September 2017

UIC participates in the third sports challenge in the context of the UIC-USIC-Médecins du Monde charity action

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The International Union of Railways (UIC) and the International Railway Sports Association (USIC) are holding their third sports challenge in Brno, Czech Republic, as part of the 2017 UIC-USIC-Médecins du Monde charity fundraising campaign. This competition, dedicated to futsal, is being attended by around 200 participants from 12 countries and is taking place from 11 – 15 September 2017.

Throughout 2017, both organisations are pooling their strengths to organise four sports challenges across Europe. The first event this year took place at the end of May in Varna, Bulgaria, where 100 participants took part in the USIC men and women’s Ten-Pin Bowling Championship. The second one, dedicated to badminton, was held in Bern, Switzerland at the headquarters of SBB, the Swiss Federal Railways, and brought together around 120 participants from 5 to 9 July 2017.

The last one, a World Chess Challenge will be held on 20 November 2017 at UIC Headquarters in Paris, France. A program of this event will be available in the coming weeks on the UIC website.

All the money collected during the USIC challenges will go directly to Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World).

Call for corporate sponsorship
UIC has already launched a call for corporate sponsorship to raise funds for Médecins du Monde and is continuing its search for other sponsorships to support the forthcoming sports events. Sponsoring one of USIC’s sports challenges will raise sponsors’ public profile while also benefiting a charitable cause. The Alumni association of Paris’ Ecole Centrale is the first sponsor to have already joined this cause.

Donate today!
In parallel, the general public is invited to participate in this action for charity. Show your support for Médecins du Monde and make an impact on the world by making a gift – each and every donation helps!
To make a financial donation please follow this link:


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Mr Dominique Paget, USIC President and Mrs Florence Albert, UIC, delivering their speech for the UIC-USIC-Médecins du Monde charity action