VARENA 80er charity disco

On February 4, 2017, from 2 p.m., VARENA, together with the Ladies Circle 12 Attersee, celebrated Carnival – wildly, nostalgically, light-heartedly and full of joy. After all: when in good mood, one can do good deeds.

The Carnival season is a party time. But the last few years in particular have showed us how important solidarity is in our society. The shopping center VARENA in Vöcklabruck, together with the Ladies Circle 12 Attersee, organized a cheerful party night for a good cause! All proceeds from the 80s Charity Disco were used, directly and without bureaucracy, for immediate emergency aid to families from the region.

The colorful hustle and bustle started at 2 p.m. with a flash mob, continued with dance workshops and culminated in two true highlights: a street artwork by the Linz artist “SHED” was raffled and then a mega raffle was prepared for the visitors. In addition to a raffle in which every ticket won a prize, the participants’ bodily welfare was taken care of, too, with typical dishes and drinks from the 1980s.

Doris Sermonet-Kopa (President of the Ladies Circle 12 Attersee) commented: “Doing good and collecting donations for our projects in the framework of funny events is part of our club’s philosophy. And it was simply wonderful that we were able to organize this party in cooperation with VARENA!”

Thomas Krötzl (VARENA Center Manager) explained: “VARENA is a part of the region. We know people who live here and come to our center almost every day to do their shopping and spend free time here. We consider it a natural duty to assume social responsibility and support various organizations as best as we can. For example, we have been a partner of the KinderVilla Steinbach am Attersee for a number of years.”

VARENA Vöcklabruck - Colorful Shopping in the Lake Region

The shopping center VARENA in Vöcklabruck is managed by SES Spar European Shopping Centers. Opened in 2010, the center welcomes around three million visitors a year. It offers local supply, shopping and gastronomy on an area of 32,000 m², featuring more than 80 shops (e.g. INTERSPAR, HERVIS, Media Markt, Kastner & Öhler, H&M, Deichmann and many more). VARENA also stands for first-class entertainment, including also the children’s adventure world LOLLIPOP on 500 m². In 2015, VARENA retailers’ generated an overall turnover of more than 110 million euros. VARENA is located between Salzburg and Linz in the Salzkammergut which ranks among Upper Austria’s economically strongest regions and Europe’s leading tourist regions.

SES Spar European Shopping Centers with its headquarters in Salzburg is a developer, builder and operator of large-sized retail real estate in Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, with currently 30 shopping centers in its portfolio. SES is a member of the SPAR Austria Group.

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To date, VARENA has received the following international and national certifications and awards:
- Sustainability Standard BREEAM®AT In-Use 2016 (Building: excellent; Operation management: excellent)
- ICSC Solal Marketing Award 2013

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Picture credits: Julia Schwarzlmüller

Further information:

Thomas Krötzl
Center Manager
VARENA Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H.
T: 07672-20 000

Mag. Stefanie Ott
Leitung Marketing
VARENA Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H.
T: 07672 - 20 000 - 120