This was the first year of participation for Aspen Bulgaria and they chose a cause that touches the hearts of so many - children with onco-hematological diseases.

Aspen's four Bulgarian employees took part in three daily events hosted at three hospitals that specialize in pediatric onco-hematological diseases. These University Hospitals are based in Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna and strive to save the lives of these little patients. The hospital’s psychiatrists, who acknowledged Aspen’s efforts to improve conditions of others through the Mandela Day campaign, approved the events which they found to be inspiring and uplifting.

Desperation and hope define the mood of the patients and their parents at the hospitals. The Aspen volunteers chose to do the little they could to bring some joy to them by presenting fairy tale puppet shows at each of the hospitals with the central message being that they should never lose hope, never quit and keep believing in a full recovery. After the highly amusing and fun fairy tale productions, the little ones each received colouring books and pencils to continue with their journey of bringing colour into their lives.