Following the slogan, “Music Helps”, the Zonta Club of Bad Soden-Kronberg in Germany welcomed approximately 260 guests to their annual charity concert on 31 January. The principle of “Music Helps” is pre-set. All those involved (musicians, location owners, technicians, support staff, etc.) donatde their time and talent free of charge in order to ensure that 100 percent of the money raised on the evening was donated for a good cause.
Zonta Club Bad Soden-Kronberg members run this annual event in cooperation with the well-known and respected musician from Frankfurt, Sabine Fischmann, and her colleague, Birgid Groscurth, an experienced music event organizer and a dedicated supporter of young musicians.
Sabine and Birgid plan the musical concept and ensure the concert comprises a mix of outstanding artists from a multitude of genres and different levels of stage experience.
“After years of supporting a school for girls in Tansania, we agreed with Sabine and Birgid to support a local project this year, as we have plenty of local needs that require our support as well. We chose the Women’s Shelter in Hofheim because it is a community service that is tremendously important and that suffers from tightening government budgets.” said the President of Zonta Club Bad Soden-Kronberg, Fiona Ruff.
In total, the club raised €6.800 (about US$8790), which will be donated fully to the women’s shelter. This financial injection will be administrated as a fund and will enable them to provide a bit more than the basic help they offer the women and their children who look to them for support. The event was flanked by a number of articles in the local press which strengthened our visibility and credibility and increased awareness for the problem of Violence Against Women.