Zonta Club of Suedschwarzwald Area, District 30, joined with a local church in Bad Säckingen to raise awareness for the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign.
Once a month, cantor Markus Machowiak of Saint Fridolinsmünster in Bad Säckingen hosts a local musician for a series called “a concert during market-time”. The concert takes place around noon and always attracts many visitors from the farmers market held in front of the church.
The concert on 18 November was dedicated to the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign. All donations offered during the event were collected to be given to a women’s refuge in Waldshut, a nearby town.
The Zonta club advertised the event and the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign in local newspapers and handed out information to the audience. Club President Nicole Aelling-Kurz gave a speech about the concert.
Over 100 community members enjoyed the organ performance by local musician Karin Karle and over 600 Euro was donated.
Eva-Maria Zuber, Regina Keite and Angelika Metzger from the women’s refuge in Waldshut were very happy to accept the donation. The refuge is a shelter for ill-treated women and their children and offers a hotline and counseling for women who have experienced any kind of violence.