Big success for the charity auction organized on Saturday, November 27th by the San Patrignano rehab centre and supported by Deutsche Bank, main sponsor of the event. During the evening, pieces donated by some of the most famous Italian fashion houses, jewelers and car manufacturers, as well as food and handicrafts made within the rehab centre were put under the hammer by Sotheby's.
A selected audience of over 400 guests generously contributed to reaching a record fund raising, much higher than the previous editions.
Founded in 1978 by Vincenzo Muccioli, San Patrignano rehab centre is currently one of the leading organizations in Italy in the fight against drugs and the rehabilitation of drug addicts. Every year the centre accommodates thousands of outcasts- without any social, political or religious discrimination - using professional training as an instrument for their full social rehabilitation.
The money raised during the evening went in support of the "A kick to drugs" project for the construction of an artificial grass soccer field and accessory structures, an important initiative to draw San Patrignano's people to sports, privileged and essential tool in fighting drug addictions.