In a fully booked event on Wednesday 6 September 2023, Rotary Club Luxembourg Hearts and Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) raised €8,000, enough to fund approximately 130 hours of animal-assisted therapy for children and teenagers at Kannerheiser.

With 229 registrations, the “Colours of Japan: Nature, Design, Food”  reached full capacity and raised €8,000. The funds are for Arcus, a youth and family nonprofit.

The money raised will provide approximately 130 hours of animal-assisted therapy for the children and teenagers residing at Kannerheiser, a specialised facility for young people, stated Rotary Club Luxembourg. This year’s sum is a substantial increase from the €4,500 collected for the same cause last year.

The event provided an enriching cultural exploration of Japan: a talk given by professor Rossella Menegazzo delved into the complex relationship between colour, nature and design in Japanese culture, while attendees also enjoyed a tasting of five types of sake and a meal featuring ten Japanese dishes.

The evening was graced by the presence of esteemed guests, including deputy prime minister and minister of health  (LSAP); minister of finance  (DP); Japanese ambassador to Luxembourg ; and Luxembourg City alderwoman  (DP).