Benefit evening in Lausanne
At the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, the spotlight is usually reserved for top sports stars, but for once it was our Saint Bernards who stole the limelight at a benefit evening held there on 24 October. The stunning views from the building housing this world-famous museum added a wonderful finishing touch to the Saint Bernard-themed programme.
Managing Director Claudio Rossetti and Gabriel Friggieri, a member of the Board of Directors, guided guests through the evening in eloquent fashion. Meanwhile, handler Cécile Loye demonstrated the dancing skills of our four-legged leading lady Gipsy in her highly expressive style. Our dogs showed some impressive artistic abilities too, with Saint Bernard Wenda producing a portrait of young dog Kitty to a classical music accompaniment. This superb masterpiece was snapped up by a delighted buyer for CHF 200 during the course of the evening!
Our special education teacher Claudia Müller highlighted one of the foundation's core areas of activity with the help of Cheyenne, a social dog. For the past year and a half, the Barry Foundation has been successfully organising animal-assisted therapy sessions and camps lasting several days for young people with behavioural problems and people with disabilities. As well as hearing some impressions and stories from the camps, guests had the chance to go on stage and gain some first-hand experience of some of the exercises used.
The Y-Jazz Quartet captivated the audience with top-quality musical entertainment, while the chefs from the Olympic Museum's kitchen wowed them with their culinary creations.
A big thank-you goes to everyone who came along to the evening, to our sponsors and to all those people who made this event possible. Click here to go to the photo gallery.