Wine bar Bornstein in Zagreb in organization of Kristijan Krmpotich and International Women’s Club Zagreb, will organize auction to help animals in recent fires in Australia.
Kristijan Krmpotich (44) born in Zagreb, after many years spent in USA where he was working finance and real estate hopes to get his tourism business running in Croatia. Seeing damage fires caused, Kristijan decided to organize foundraising event that would help raise funds to help animals. Aware that you can not change the world he decided to help koalas and turned to International Women’s Club. Over the last 25 years IWCZ has supported the many women , children and the elderly charities of Croatia and will continue to do so but with recent wild fire in Australia destroying more than 7.3 million hectares (17.9 million acres) it’s been estimated that around 1.25 billion animals have been killed across Australia to date, many were burnt alive, and many more were left injured and homeless. IWCZ has around 50 different nationalities in their club including Australians , so they thought that it’s was time they did something for an international charity.
Common decision was made to donate all funds collected to WIRES ( Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service ) that has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 30 years and is the largest wildlife rescue organisation in Australia. WIRES currently has 3,000 volunteers in 28 NSW branches involved in the rescue and care of wildlife and we have a dedicated Rescue Office that operates 365 days a year assisting the community to help native animals in distress.
This event has gathered people from different bussiness aspects from sport, fashion, hospitality, wine distribution to car industry such as Rimac automobili, Orlando Fit, Naftalina, Rochester Institute of Technology Croatia,Akademija Majstor Kuhar, Dinamo, Freywill, Borboleta , hairdresser Perman ,Muzej čokolade Zagreb, Miva galerija vina, Vivat fina vina, Nekic trucks, restorane Gallo, Basta, 50 burger & champagne bar, Good food, Curry Bowl and many other that hope that on this auction closed for the public will collect as many assets possible. Attendance will have a chance to bid for a 30 minute coffe with Mate Rimac or his CEO Tim Richardson at Rimac HQ, culinary workshop at Academy Majstor Kuhar, luxury tie from Sidney collection donated by Freywill, two days in luxury villa in Brač, umbrella designed by late Ivana Popović donated by Naftalina, 6 months premium membership at Orlando Fitness studio, football ball signed by Australian national team, art work donated by few painters and many other pieces.
Donors as well as representatives of Australian Embassy in Croatia have confirmed their presence and with around 150 guests hope to contribute to this praise worthy event.