The annual charitable “Fairy Moon” art performance, the seventh of its kind, aims to raise around one billion VND (47,000 USD) to support children from disadvantaged background in the lead up to the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The money will be used to pay for surgery for ten children born with heart disease and grant 50 scholarship and thousands of gifts to poor children, Agent Orange/ Dioxin victims and child patients to cheer them up on the occasion of the festival, which is a major event for Vietnamese children.

The programme this year will be held at the Hanoi Opera on September 6 (the 13th of September on the lunar calendar), and will be broadcast live on VTV2.

Besides special art performances by popular artists and children art clubs in Hanoi, television reports will be aired telling moving stories about children living in difficult circumstances.

Over the past seven years, more than 20 billion VND (940,000 USD) has been raised through the programme to help ill-fated children across the country. The proceeds have helped over 100 poor children undergo heart surgery, built houses for orphans, and presented gifts and scholarships for thousands of poor children.

The “Fairy Moon” performance is organised by the Family and Children Magazine, Vietnam Television, the Journalists and Public Opinion newspaper, the Red Cross Society of Hanoi, and the Thu Do and Thien Son Media Joint Stock Companies.-VNA