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Published: Tuesday, 16.08.2011

INA takes children on a seaside vacation

The HRK 100.000 donation ensured a seaside vacation for 120 children from the SOS Children's Village Croatia.

This is not the first time that INA – Industrija nafte d.d. has helped SOS Children's Villages. During the European Water Polo Championship last year, INA donated HRK 2 out of every ticket sold at their gas stations to SOS Children's Village Lekenik. Under their current campaign, which will run until the end of September, 20 lipas out of every liter of INA Summer Autoglas sold at INA’s gas stations go to the SOS Children's Village Croatia.


Helping others is a feeling to be treasured, so active participation in the local community is one of INA’s priorities. INA - Industrija nafte d.d. decided to take 120 children from SOS Children's Village Croatia on a seaside vacation. By donating HRK 100.000, INA made it possible for 70 children from SOS Children's Village Ladimirevci and 50 children from SOS Children's Village Lekenik to spend their vacation in the Red Cross Županja Resort in Rogoznica, in the period from July 27 to August 15.


“This donation is yet another proof that the longstanding partnership between INA and SOS Children's Village Croatia is successful, fruitful and beneficial to those who deserve all of our care and protection – our children. I am happy that this donation has brightened the summer of our little friends and allowed them to spend a memorable vacation in Rogoznica”, said Renato Kesić, INA’s Regional Retail Director, while presenting the donation. In his thanks for the donation, Mario Čović, director of SOS Children's Village Lekenik said: “We are thankful that INA as our partner has provided financial support, not just by covering the cost of accommodation, but also the cost of additional programs and activities while children from SOS Children's Villages are on their vacation. Children are having a wonderful time!”

Thanks to INA’s donation, children, accompanied by SOS mothers and the child development team, spent 10 days in the resort belonging to Županja Red Cross in Rogoznica. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, Županja Red Cross made sure that the vacationing children had access to all kinds of activities to fill their leisure time and make their summer a memorable one.
Swimming school, pajama parties, karaoke, Miss and Mr. Beach contest made for an unforgettable summer. Of course, children who came to the seaside for the first time were particularly excited. In addition to swimming, sunbathing, walks along the beach and spending time together at the beautiful seaside, children and SOS mothers also enjoyed their day trip in Šibenik, where a guide took them on a tour of the city landmarks. Children were particularly captivated by the legends about the St. Michael’s Fortress and the tale behind the construction of the Cathedral of St. James.
Providing unforgettable memories, love and attention for children is a special joy for INA’s employees, because making children smile is the best gift of all.
 

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