SPAR Austria raises €102,000 for KINDERleben initiative

June 24, 2022 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, Health, Responsible retailing

A charity dinner organised by SPAR Austria has raised an impressive €102,000 for the benefit of children and youth with rare or complex illnesses. The money was donated to the Unser_kind association and will fund research, innovation, and treatment in paediatric health.

The event, held on 2 June at ‘das Mezzanin’ in INTERSPAR Schottentor in Vienna, was a complete success. The event hosted more than 100 guests, including many local celebrities.

Prof Dr Angelika Berger, head of the Comprehensive Centre for Paediatrics and chairwoman of the association Unser_kind and SPAR Austria Board member Markus Kaser were delighted with the guests’ great commitment.

Giving children a chance to lead a good life

The Unser_kind association supports research in paediatrics and adolescent medicine, paediatric surgery, child and adolescent psychiatry, obstetrics, and maternal-fetal medicine.

Modern medicine makes it possible to treat children successfully even in the most difficult situations and ensure their survival. Charity-funded projects drive modern medicine’s ongoing development, improving young patients’ health and life quality.

The story of Emma, ​​a little patient who, thanks to the treatment by experts from the Comprehensive Center for Pediatrics at the Vienna General Hospital, not only survived but is able to lead an almost normal life, deeply touched the guests present at the dinner.

Images: © Zsolt Marton

Source: SPAR Austria

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About SPAR Austria

The origins of SPAR in Austria date back to 1954, but the current SPAR AG was created in 1970 when the original founding families joined other regional wholesalers to form SPAR Austria AG – a 100% privately owned Austrian company.

With licences granted by SPAR International, ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG) has developed the brand in Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, and Northern Italy. With sales of €8.3 billion and impressive growth of 16%, SPAR Austria became the market leader in the Austrian grocery trade in 2020, after being a market growth leader for over a decade. It maintained this leadership position in 2021.