The Italian Budapest-based consultancy firm ITL Group and Buddha-Bar Budapest jointly organized a charity networking night for Bátor Tábor, a foundation providing entertainment to chronically ill children. The core of the night in the five-star Buddha-Bar Hotel (in the restored Klotild Palace) was the art auction of pictures by painter Holly Z. Ivady, enriched by other items offered by ITL Group and Buddha-Bar Budapest: 100% of the paintings and gifts hammer price was directly donated to Bátor Tábor.
“It was great to see so many people interested in and touched by Bátor Tábor’s work,” Nóra Börcsök, the foundation’s community program organizer, told the Budapest Business Journal. “Our excitement was the same regarding the charity auction, and I am ecstatic to announce that the event collected a more than HUF 600,000 donation for Bátor Tábor’s cause. This allows us to buy half-a-year’s medication supply, which is essential for the safety of the children in the camp”.
For more than 15 years, Bátor Tábor has been offering free-of-charge recreational camps where severely ill children can overcome the limitations of their conditions by living out some unique experiences. The camps are also shown to be beneficial for children in the long-term.
Organizer Alessandro Farina, owner of ITL Group commented: “The night went well beyond our expectations, both in term of participation and of donations. I’m personally very happy for this cooperation that allowed us to make a charity night which was enjoyable and pleasant, other than a good occasion for networking. The relationship we have with Bátor Tábor is long-term: they are doing a fantastic job for a marvelous cause; I’m glad and proud that our guests felt motivated to get involved.”
The artworks offered by Hungarian painter Holli Z. Ivady are part of a series portraying eyes. “I chose those representing two of my most important sources of inspiration: the icy blue eye of Frank Sinatra and the extraordinary purple pupil of Elizabeth Taylor.”
Tamás Fazekas, general manager of Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest, added: “It was our pleasure that we could host this prestigious charity event at Buddha-Bar Budapest. We are always open to support good causes and happy to help our community, and we are very proud that this time we could contribute to fundraising for Bátor Tábor.”