Source: L’Express (Neuchâtel newspaper) of November 2002
Ambassador Jean-Claude Joseph, Switzerland’s permanent representative at the European Council, was presented with a clock by Roger Wermeille. Le Castel provided support for a charity organization, and brought Neuchâtel’s tradition to the attention of Europe.
This clock was the first prize in a tombola held on a European scale at a one-day Council of Europe charity and solidarity event organised by the ambassadors’ wives. This fund-raising initiative provided support for orphanages in Eastern European countries and a Strasbourg association for children with cancer.
“When I was contacted to see whether I was prepared to donate a Neuchâtel clock, I didn’t hesitate”, says Roger Wermeille. “Because of the good cause behind the event on the one hand, but also because I think it’s important to have an opportunity of perpetuating Neuchâtel tradition in a prestigious environment such as that of the Council of Europe.”