About us

PRESENTATION OF THE FOUNDATION

A Friendly and Beneficial Foundation 

Founded on 30th October 2018, the Frankie Foundation for Children (FFC) supports sick and disabled children in England and Wales by giving them support, hope and happy experiences. The FFC works in collaboration with Hospitals and Charities in England and Wales.

Principles and benefits for sick and disabled children

  • Promotion of well being
  • Access to care
  • Improved quality of life
  • Fight against injustice

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Board of Trustees’ main functions are is to establish policy, define the direction of the FFC, monitor and approve its finances. 

The Board meets approximately once a month at FFC’s Central London office and any requests for funding are considered at its meetings.

Francien Giraudi

Founding President

Honours :
Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite – France
Chevalier de l’Ordre de Grimaldi – Monaco

Career:
Founding President of the Association “Les enfants de Frankie”. The association, which was founded in Monaco in 1997, helps sick and underprivileged children in France.

Awarded in 2014: Woman of the Year – Monaco

Nominated in 2019: Successful Woman of Monaco

Riccardo Giraudi

Treasurer

Riccardo Giraudi is CEO of Giraudi Group.

Riccardo is a leader in the meat import / export business, restaurateur in Monaco and abroad and an international hospitality consultant.  He joined the family business in Monaco, in 2001.

His work and his creative concepts have received many awards, including: Michelin Star, Wallpaper Design Awards, “Best new restaurant” by Conde Nast Traveller, Best steakhouse, Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

Riccardo has been the Honorary Consul of Gabon in Monaco since 2007 and was named “Goodwill Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco” in 2019..

Riccardo Giraudi

Treasurer

Riccardo Giraudi is CEO of Giraudi Group.

Riccardo is a leader in the meat import / export business, restaurateur in Monaco and abroad and an international hospitality consultant.  He joined the family business in Monaco, in 2001.

His work and his creative concepts have received many awards, including: Michelin Star, Wallpaper Design Awards, “Best new restaurant” by Conde Nast Traveller, Best steakhouse, Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

Riccardo has been the Honorary Consul of Gabon in Monaco since 2007 and was named “Goodwill Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco” in 2019..

Nathalie Giraudi

Vice-President

For more than 23 years, Nathalie has been pursuing her career managing the association “Les enfants de Frankie” in Monaco. She now travels between London and the Principality and brings her knowledge to help suffering children in England and Wales. Nathalie works in close collaboration with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

“It is an honour for me to lead a unique and child-focused organisation where children remain at the heart of everything we do. I feel privileged to be part of the FFC team and love being involved in something that gives children positive and long lasting memories”.

Christine Richardson

Company Secretary

Christine was born and brought up in London where she still lives.  She has known Francien Giraudi for over forty years and supported ‘Les Enfants de Frankie’ since it was founded in 1997.  

“I am honoured to be a Trustee of Frankie’s Foundation for Children and look forward to working together with my fellow trustees to raise funds and organise events to help sick and disabled children in England and Wales”

Christine Richardson

Company Secretary

Christine was born and brought up in London where she still lives.  She has known Francien Giraudi for over forty years and supported ‘Les Enfants de Frankie’ since it was founded in 1997.  

“I am honoured to be a Trustee of Frankie’s Foundation for Children and look forward to working together with my fellow trustees to raise funds and organise events to help sick and disabled children in England and Wales”