If you missed one of the last Swiss Red Cross Ball edition, have a look at the different amazing evenings. Thanks to our generous sponsors, partners, donors and guests, we were able to raise funds to support numerous Red Cross projects around the world and in Geneva.
In 2021 the Red Cross Ball intends to enable the Swiss Red Cross to develop its programmes around the world and expand its support for the vulnerable women and children living in isolated regions.
The SRC runs projects to improve mother and child health in Togo, Ghana, Malawi, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Laos, where many women still put their lives in danger by giving birth at home, without the assistance of a midwife or a competent healthcare worker. The SRC has for example set up and equipped several dispensaries in the remote north of Laos and helped to reduce deaths in childbirth.
In 2019 the Red Cross Ball intends to enable the Swiss Red Cross to develop its programmes in Armenia and expand its support for the elderly, handicapped and chronically sick persons living in rural regions. We focused ourselves on improving access to good quality healthcare and care services for the elderly and handicapped people, on helping the Armenian Red Cross to improve its organization and facilities, setting up services for the elderly, handicapped and chronically sick and launch a new community services for care and assistance at home in Armenia. We trained the elderly to become volunteers as well as bringing together young people and the elderly.
On September 29th, the Swiss Red Cross – in collaboration with the Geneva Red Cross – held the 16th edition of the Swiss Red Cross Ball. The event raised the record sum of CHF 795,000. Part of the funds raised was 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 was dedicated to local projects in Geneva focusing on underprivileged families and dyslexic or hospitalized children.
The 15th charity ball of the Swiss Red Cross was held at the Espace Hippomène in Geneva. The event raised the amount of 620,000 Francs to support children forced into exile. The proceeds were used to enable the Geneva Red Cross to help refugee children in Geneva and also the Swiss Red Cross to distribute urgent basic items to migrants in need, whether in the transit countries or in neighboring host countries, in particular Lebanon, where over a million Syrians have sought refuge.
At the 13th Red Cross Ball in Geneva, guests donated more than 300,000 Swiss francs for the auction and tombola. The proceeds of the evening went to development projects of the Swiss Red Cross in the field of water supply and support for disadvantaged people in the canton of Geneva.
At the twelfth Red Cross Ball in Geneva, guests donated more than 450,000 Francs for the auction and tombola. The proceeds were mainly used for the SRC programs “Victims of forgotten disasters” in the field of basic health care and hygiene in Moldova, Paraguay, Swaziland, Lebanon and Laos as well as for programs of the Geneva Red Cross for the benefit of people in need in the canton of Geneva. Particularly important was the donation of three fully equipped ambulances to the Syrian Red Crescent.
The eleventh Red Cross Ball of the Swiss Red Cross in Geneva brought net proceeds of around 500,000 Francs. The ball took place in the arena in Geneva and was attended by 800 international guests. The proceeds mainly went to the SRC programs “Victims of forgotten disasters” in the areas of water supply, basic health care and hygiene in Sudan and Southern Sudan, Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay, Cambodia and Ghana. Part of the money was used for the services of the Geneva Red Cross Cantonal Association for the benefit of people in need in the Canton of Geneva.