For the 28th time the gala "Wider die Gewalt" took place in Vienna's venerable Ronacher Theater last week. For a good cause, Jacques Lemans donated watches, which could be auctioned by the numerous guests, including many celebrities from the arts, sports and politics. Within a short time, all watches were sold out, much to the delight of organizer Marika Lichter. The gala "Wider die Gewalt" is one of the most famous charity events in Austria.
The program was a firework of artistic highlights. Numerous national and international artists performed for free. Among them: Austria’s star comedian Viktor Gernot, musician Thorsteinn Einarsson and numerous international stars such as former Spice Girl, Melanie C. She donated her prize money to the fire victims of the Grenfell Tower residential building in London. "As a successful company, we see it as our social responsibility to repeatedly support charity projects," explains Jacques Lemans owner Alfred Riedl.
Further information about the Gala can be found at www.widerdiegewalt.at