The charitable “Fairy Moon” programme, the sixth of its kind, is expected to raise over 1.2 billion VND (569 million USD) to help orphans and disadvantaged children experience a joyful Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

The event has been organised by a media consortium including Family and Children Magazine from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnam Television (VTV), Journalists and Public Opinion newspaper, and the Media Joint Stock Companies of Thu Do and Thien Son.

The proceeds are to be spent on presenting 1,000 gifts, 150 deposit books and supporting the building of two houses for underprivileged children, Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims and those affected with HIV nationwide, according to general director of the programme Nguyen Van A.

TV viewers will have a chance to enjoy special art performances and television reports telling moving stories about children living in difficult circumstances during the programme, which will be held in Hanoi Opera House on January 12, and broadcast on VTV2 at 8:30 pm.-VNA