Over 11000 euros help storm victims
It has been almost five weeks since the unicef children’s festival in mitwitz castle park attracted about 1200 visitors. Now the head of the unicef working group in upper franconia, gisela schardt, has announced that the amount has been raised: 11,057 euros have gone to unicef emergency aid. "Every cent of it will go to the victims of the cyclone "idai" the earthquake that struck mozambique, zimbabwe and malawi in march of this year. So we can always do something good twice at the same time. At the unicef children’s festival, we make the children who come to us happy, and then our donations go to needy children all over the world."
Gisela schardt also provided information about the challenges facing aid organizations: "it was a great misery when the cyclone hit, but unicef, with its many years of experience, is networked all over the world, and its staff can be deployed very quickly." Unfortunately, in order to be able to help adequately, much more is needed than just medical care, clean water and something to eat. "Children should be able to go to school again, they should feel safe and secure in their free time, protected in their home environment." After the disaster pictures that everyone immediately had in mind, gisela schardt also drew more pleasant pictures of children who have enough to eat and drink and a place to sleep safely. "And if we can contribute something to this, then that makes me and my team infinitely happy."
Her team, a team of fifteen, are also the people who support this children’s festival every two years. They, their families and many volunteers are making children happy again. What was still burning on gisela schardt’s soul were the words of thanks: "i would like to express my thanks once again to all the helpers, donors, musicians, actors, moderator joffrey streit, the county, the municipality with its mayor, the building yard and the fire department."
Mayor hans-peter laschka has additional words to say about this successful concept: "perhaps it is also due to the wonderful surroundings, the castle with its park, and the fact that this festival has a very special character. It’s not about just eating and drinking and spending money, it’s about combining your stay with a good deed. Donations help to alleviate the hardship and misery of the world. From the bottom of my heart, a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this project."