Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker was performed on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 6 p.m. for a charity event for the Zagreb Association for the Blind. This charity event was organised by the LIONS – INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIONS CLUBS – DISTRIKT 126 CROATIA in cooperation with the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb.
The funds raised through ticket sales of ballet The Nutcracker are intended for the Zagreb Association for the Blind for the renovation of a flat roof of a vacation building in Bakarac that is used by the members of the Association for holiday and rehabilitation. This action is a part of a wider project of inciting employment of blind and visually impaired persons. The same evening, another charity action was held in the Foyer of the CNT in Zagreb as part of the International ICC project for the socialisation of blind and visually impaired persons in 2018 and the funds are to be given for the organisation of a Youth Club in Zadar.
Lions International is a non-political humanitarian organisation that numbers around 1,400.000 members around the world and the members contribute their time and means to conduct activities under the motto WE SERVE. In their focus of serving are blind and visually impaired persons, suppression of famine in the world, preventive actions for inhibition of diabetes and the consequences of diabetes and assist children who suffer of malignant diseases.
We would like to thank everyone who had given their contribution for this activity!