The Friends of Czech Heritage, members of the British Chamber of Commerce Czech Republic, are launching an appeal to complete the restoration of a heritage building being used for the treatment of addiction victims. The project aims to reverse long-term dependency problems by reuniting families of addiction victims for joint treatments in a naturally restorative setting. When completed the facility will provide a unique environment for patients and their families, not just in the Czech Republic, but internationally.
History of the Mauricovna
The Château of Červený Dvůr (the Red Court) and its park were built by the noble family of Rožmberk/Rosenberg in 1590, some eight kilometres/ five miles west of UNESCO’s designated heritage site at Český Krumlov. In the eighteenth century the château and its grounds were substantially remodelled by the Princes of Schwarzenberg to become their summer residence. More information can be found here.
The purpose of the project
Addiction is a distressing accompaniment of modern life, significantly affecting the younger generation. Due to this, the Červený Dvůr clinic – a magnificent heritage château with an extensive park near Český Krumlov in Southern Bohemia became a unique medical facility for the treatment of dependency on drugs, alcohol, smoking, gambling and social media. In the château’s beautiful parc the former estate supervisor’s cottage, the Mauricovna, is being restored to become a therapy unit where family relationships, broken by addiction, can be rebuilt. The restored Mauricovna will be the ideal peaceful location where the family healing process can begin during help to treat addiction. More information can be found here.
How can you help?
Please donate. The Friends of Czech Heritage provided £40,000 and contributed 600 man-days in voluntary working parties to the Mauricovna at the Červený Dvůr project. The total Friends’ contribution is equivalent to £100,000. The budgeted costs for the completion of the restoration of the Mauricovna are £125,000. The Červený Dvůr clinic has sponsored the construction of a reinforced access road to the Mauricovna for 1.5 million Czech Crowns (approximately £50,000). Your donation makes a huge difference to our efforts.
Thank you for your support.
All the information can be easily found on the www.mauricovna.net website.
The direct link to donate can be found here.