Sanofi supports Notre Dame rebuilding project
Global life sciences company Sanofi has pledged 10 million euros towards the rebuilding of Notre Dame after last week’s devastating fire.
The Paris skyline was changed when a blaze tore through the 850-year-old cathedral’s iconic spire and roof on Monday, April 15. The fire burned for several hours until firefighters brought the blaze under control early the following morning.
Sanofi, which has its global headquarters in Paris, has joined a hosts of organisations pledging financial support to reconstruct the historic building.
Last week the @Sanofi Twitter account tweeted: “It is with deep sadness that we witnessed the fire that ravaged #NotreDame, this architectural jewel of our heritage. As this tragic event touches all of us at Sanofi, we will be participating in its rebuilding through a donation of 10 million euros.”
It also tweeted a quote from Sanofi CEO Olivier Brandicourt: “
#NotreDame has survived through the centuries. We can be proud that our company is participating in its restoration for future generations.”
A pair of bell towers, the cathedral’s elaborate stonework facade and artefacts, including the Crown of Thorns, survived.
Picture credit: Hannah Reding