A heart-warming LIVE art performance

O2 Charity night of the heART

MUNICH. Telefónica Germany staged the O2 Charity night of the heART yesterday. More heart fluttering, more goose pimples, and more encores were raised during this evening following the live performance by artist Jaybo Monk. O2 gathered keepsakes at the event to create a heart sculpture, which will be auctioned off for a good cause. A donation of EUR 10,000 was also contributed.
Celebrities from the culture, music, sport and art arenas experienced an emotional evening yesterday together with ten lucky O2 More winners at the Morgen Gallery in Berlin. René Schuster, CEO Telefónica Germany, staged the charity event in conjunction with O2 More. Guests from the showbiz industry contributed their personal keepsakes and stories to support the live performance by Jaybo Monk, a superstar in the urban art scene, who created a heart sculpture out of the devotional objects.
Justin Bieber gave his stage towel. Tina Ruland contributed her original dress from the hit comedy "Manta Manta", Bruno Eyron donated the first bottle Swati of the first filling, since he is a shareholder of the company. Another highlight came from Sonja Zietlow, her transfer certificate of the sixth grade. René Schuster brought his cook's jacket. Prominent guests as Mirja du Mont, Peer Kusmagk, Ursula Karven and Udo Walz also contributed to the success of the art piece through their personal and emotional donations.
A surprise came at the end of the night when Wolfram Kons, Director of the RTL Foundation, presented a cheque to the value of EUR 10,000, which was donated by O2. "Support for young people is a topic close to our heart. We are involved in various projects around the world, including the Think Big initiative in Germany. The RTL Foundation shares our goals, and so we are happy to support", said René Schuster, CEO Telefónica Germany. The heart sculpture will be auctioned off for the RTL Foundation's charity, "Wir helfen Kindern e.V.". Proceeds will go to the "RTL-Kinderhäuser" project to help in the fight against child poverty.
About O2 More O2 More offers registered O2 customers exclusive benefits such as pre-sale purchase rights 48 hours before the official start of sales for over 1,000 events and more than three million tickets throughout Germany. Registration takes place via the website www.o2more.de. Mobile apps enable mobile ticketing, make it easier to search for events and provide a space to exchange and interact with friends. For select events, registered O2 customers can also benefit from exclusive parking options, VIP upgrades, backstage passes, meet & greets, smartphone hotspots as well as mobile phone charging stations. O2 More will be replacing the O2 Crew concept in April 2011. Further information is available at www.o2more.de Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG and its brands O2 and Alice belong to Telefónica Europe and are part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The Company offers its German private and business customers postpaid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS and UMTS technologies. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. According to a network test by "connect" magazine (edition 12/10), the O2 network is top of the list when it comes to reliable file downloads and champion in the telephony category. In the overall result the company is on second position. Telefónica Europe has more than 56 million mobile and fixed network customers in Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.