Strongly dedicated to charity activity for many years, the prestigious Polish luxury yacht builder, Sunreef Yachts, has recently granted support to MONAA – Monaco Against Autism Association. This raises funds in support of research as well as training for the structures fighting against autism and aiming to change the way that the general public perceives autism. The fund raising MONAA gala dinner, under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H Princess Charlène, was held at the Salle des Etoiles, Sporting Monte – Carlo, on November 15, 2013.
Mrs Dragica Nikolic, Serbia’s First Lady, Madame Marta Linares De Martinelli, Panama’s First Lady, Mrs. Carol Hanney , Deputy Prime Minister’s of the Republic of Ireland wife, Mr. Lech Walesa, Former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize honored the evening with their presence. Among 500 distinguished attendees were also Francis Lapp, Sunreef Yachts’ President, with wife and Mr Wojciech Jankowski, the Consul General of Poland in Monaco, not to mention many personalities from the world of fashion, arts and sports including Dame Shirley Bassey, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Karembeu, Estelle Lefebure, Stéphane Bern.
During the auction and lottery of various prestigious prizes which followed the dinner – including weekly charter on the luxury catamaran 70 Sunreef Power charter yacht Damrak II in Thailand and Malaysia led by Sotheby’s, the amount of 229.500 Euro was raised.