On September 29th, the Swiss Red Cross – in collaboration with the Geneva Red Cross – held the 16th edition of the Swiss Red Cross Ball.

 

This year’s theme “Through the eyes of a child” aimed at supporting eye care programmes for the most vulnerable in Nepal for which part of the funds raised will be dedicated to run an ophthalmic clinic created by the Swiss Red Cross as well as projects in Ghana, Kirghizistan, Togo and Mali. Another part of the funds will be dedicated to local projects in Geneva focusing on underprivileged families and dyslexic or hospitalized children.

The event raised the record sum of CHF 795’000.- (CHF 620’000.- in 2017).

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