Wenatex helps children in need

Wenatex helps mentally ill children with a big donation at the Grand Charity Gala held by Kinderseelenhilfe (Child Soul Assistance) Salzburg.

In the province of Salzburg, where Wenatex has its company headquarters, there are currently around 6,500 children suffering from various forms of mental illness: Hyperactivity, behavioural disorder, depression or eating disorder are just a few of many types of illness from which those children suffer. Wenatex has supported the weaker members of our society, the children, for a number of years. “That has always been a special concern of ours”, explain Sonja and Hans-Gerd Wernicke. “After all, every company is also a part of society, thus, each company bears social responsibility.”

Therefore, when Gerhard Buchleitner, Prof. Leonhard Thun-Hohenstein and the Ambassador of Kinderseelenhilfe, Isabella Bogner-Bader, gave out an invitation to the Grand Charity Gala 2010, which was held in the Kongresshaus Salzburg at the end of November, it was a matter of course that Wenatex gladly accepted. The aim, after all, was to support an important project: The purchase of a “Kinderseelenhilfe Truck” with which children and child psychiatrists can ride to various towns and schools in Salzburg in order to be able to provide psychological care to children suffering from mental illness. Wenatex supported Kinderseelenhilfe with a particularly generous donation.

In addition to Wenatex, a number of big names from business, politics and art sectors also heeded the call given by Kinderseelenhilfe, such as Mayor Heinz Schaden, Provincial Governor Gabi Burgstaller and the painter Ernst Fuchs. A large number of other artists and performers also provided their support for the good cause: Mentalist Manuel Horeth, a stomp group from Bad Hofgastein, Ali Andress – one of the world’s best didgeridoo players – and both the Kinetic Crew and Neef-Players, who gave a great breakdance performance. The artist Isabella Bogner-Bader staged a spectacular show, in which music, visual art and fashion were combined.

The Seelenflügel Charity Gala will remain in everyone’s memories for a long time to come – and the donations, which were collected during the course of the evening, will provide a ray of hope for many children.

Fotos: Landespressebüro/Neumayr (1), SN (8)