Andrée's War was written by her daughter and tells a story of the French Resistance during the Second World War and the part Andrée played. After the war Andrée was awarded four medals for her actions – The Médaille de la Résistance, The Croix de Guerre with silver star, and L'Ordre National du mérite (Le ruban bleu) and The Légion d’honneur (1995)
THE AUTHOR Francelle Bradford White
Francelle first learnt about her mother’s exploits in the French Resistance when she was 6 years old and subsequently spent much of her childhood listening to her mother, grandmother, uncle and their Resistance friends talk about their wartime memories. Francelle regularly gives talks about Andrée’s War and the French Resistance around the UK and abroad. She tailors each presentation to the audience in question, and enjoys taking questions from attendees. If you would like to arrange an event, please email Francelle.
Andrée Griotteray was only 19 when the Germans invaded France. She was just another young teenager, in search of fun and frivolity. Instead she found herself living in an occupied city, forced to work alongside the men who had invaded her country. Unable to stand by and do nothing, her younger brother Alain first set up an underground newspaper, urging readers to join the resistance, before creating his own resistance network. Andrée risked her life to help him in both endeavours.
THE ANDRÉE GRIOTTERAY WHITE CHARITABLE TRUST (REGISTERED CHARITY NO: 1157258) ROYAL TRINITY HOSPICE A grant of £54,000 has been donated to Royal Trinity Hospice by the Andree Griotteray White Trust to provide financial stability over the next two years to the end of care community Dementia nursing during these uncertain times The fund is now close to having raised £130,000 Francelle hopes that, if Andrée knew about this book, she would approve of her daughter using her remarkable life as a platform to raise awareness of a very cruel disease. £12 from each book sold through this site goes to charity.
Photos taken at Royal Trinity Hospice with medical and nursing care staff.
Dementia UK is extremely grateful to the Andrée Griotteray White Charitable Trust for the generous donation of £54,000 last year This funded the creation of the new Young Onset Dementia Service at Imperial College London. We are delighted to provide you with this short update report to outline how the project is progressing, and the support it has already begin to provide for families since it started in January 2019. The support of the Andrée Griotteray White Charitable Trust has been the most significant contribution to the creation of this vital new service, which is already helping families to cope with the demands of caring for a loved one with Young Onset Dementia. We would like to thank you very much once again,
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