|Actor and director Ngô Thanh Vân, Heartbeat Vietnam Ambassador, speaks about Scar of Life 8, a charity gala and auction that will raise funds for disadvantaged children with congenital heart defects, to be held at the French Consul General’s Residence and Garden. — Photo courtesy of VinaCapital Foundation|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Scar of Life 8, a charity auction and gala that raises funds for disadvantaged children with congenital heart defects, will be held at the French Consul General’s Residence and Garden in HCM City.
The gala of art, food, music, with the theme “The Lucky Clover”, expects to welcome more than 300 guests who will bid for 47 silent auction items.
Another 10 valuable items, made possible by donations of Longines, Mia Resort Nha Trang, Six Senses Resort Ninh Vân Bay, John Richards, Austin Home, Perfetto, Italian Point, Bến Thành Art & Fame and art collector Lan Lưu, will be live auctioned on stage.
The annual event will feature actor Jun Phạm’s directorial debut, the short movie “Four-Leaf Clover” (Cỏ Bốn Lá), produced exclusively to help spread the message of the programme.
“With Scars of Life 8, I am calling for more philanthropists to join hands to help heal little children’s hearts,” said actor and director Ngô Thanh Vân, ambassador for VinaCapital Foundation’s Heartbeat Vietnam.
Launched in 2010, Scar of Life, a joint effort between the Vietnam Artist Agency and the non-government organisation VinaCapital Foundation, has helped save the lives of 1,520 children with congenital heart defects. —VNS