I was invited to the famous Stechers Stammtisch yesterday on the MS Deutschland, staring Michail Gorbatschow and ex-foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher. – I don´t really want to go into to many details, the yellow press already covered the event pretty well. (sorry, just german links…)
One of the main reasons for this event was an auction for a charitable cause – to help the Raissa Gorbatschow Foundation build a childrenhospital in St.Petersburg. I actually managed to auction two tickets for the amazing Cinema for Peace event during next years Berlinale (last years guests include people like George Clooney, Garri Kasparow and Ela Gandhi…) – can´t wait!
But the best part was, that Michail Gorbatschow himself thanked me for my contribution, so I got 2 great tickets and a picture for my blog out of it … (and also a great occassion to wear my new tux again…)
Really a great event, and all for a good cause!