4th UNICEF Gala in benefit of Romanian children
The 4th UNICEF Gala took place on October 5 at the Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest. The event was attended by 400 guests and succeeded in raising over USD 100,000. UNICEF will use the donated funds to develop projects benefiting children affected by HIV and AIDS in Romania. The main sponsor of the evening was Carrefour Romania.
The goal of the projects which will be implemented will be the creation of a national integrated network of people living with HIV that will become a major civil society partner for discussions with decision makers in the field and an advocate of the rights of children and young people living with HIV in Romania.
The guest of honor for the evening was Her Royal Highness, Princess Margarita of Romania.
"The welfare of children, especially of the vulnerable ones, is not only the responsibility of their families or of the Government, but of the entire society. We need all the support we can get, especially from the private sector" - UNICEF Representative, Pierre Poupard.
“We are honored by the presence of so many public figures and representatives of Romanian companies at the 4th UNICEF Gala. This was a good opportunity for us to make known some of the issues for children and adolescents affected by HIV/AIDS. The better the business community knows these issues, the more they will be willing to be involved together with us in solving them. The welfare of children, especially of the vulnerable ones, is not only the responsibility of their families or of the government, but of the entire society. We need all the support we can get, especially from the private sector,” UNICEF Representative Pierre Poupard told the Gala.
The Gala event included a fashion show of recent collections by Stephan Pelger, La Perla Prêt a Porter and Laurent Le Bourhis, France. The evening was presented by the Romanian TV anchor Andreea Marin and was attended by personalities of the business community and of Romanian cultural and social life including: Andreea Esca and Alexandre Eram, Ilie and Amalia Năstase, Ioana Popescu Tăriceanu (Presdent of the „Copii Sănătoşi” Foundation), Mihaela Geoană, Dinu Patriciu, Diana Lăscărescu, Liliana Iorgulescu, Oana Cuzino, Camelia Şucu.
The event was also honoured by the presence of the French Ambassador, His Excellency Mr. Herve Bolot, the Ambassador of Peru, His Excellency Mr. Elard Alberto Escala, the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency Mr. Ihl Song Choi, the Ambassador of Netherlands, His Excellency Mr. Jaques Louis Werner, the Chief of the EU Delegation to Romania Mr. Jonathan Scheele, the UN Resident Coordinator to Romania, Mrs. Soknan Han Jung and the UNESCO Director, Dl. Jan Sadlak.
The companies that supported the UNICEF Gala of October 5 were: Carrefour, official partner of the Gala, Mobexpert Group, LaDorna, SofMedica, Aviva Asigurări de Viaţă, ABN AMRO Bank Romania, Arctic, Metro Cash and Carry, Class Mob, Elmec, AIG Life Asigurări, Mega Image, Advent International Romania, Samsung, Citibank, Odyssey Communications, Volvo, Unirea Medical Center, Holcim, European Investment Services, LG and Pasmatex.
Codruta Hedeşiu, Communication Officer
Raluca Zaharia, Communication Consultant,