Donations, raised in the UK and across the globe go towards funding international programs pursued jointly by Gift of Life and our sister charity Podari Zhizn in Russia. Foreign Medicines has always been the grand spending for the charity, with 74% of the funds allocated to purchasing cutting-edge anticancer medications in 2015-2016. As part of our commitment to financial transparency we regularly report on our performance and expenditures.
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HELP A CHILD TO BEAT THE ODDS
Cancer is curable.
With your support, we can give more children a better chance to overcome the disease and recover to live life to the fullest.
Donate now and see our little patients leaving hospitals with confidence and smile. Thank you!
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The deepest gratitude goes to Ralph Fiennes, our supporter and amazing actor and director. Ralph’s creative talent and drive to help children allowed Gift of Life to raise an astonishing figure around the charity auction lots he kindly donated through the course of the year, such as a visit to the filming set of The White Crow, a movie about Rudolph Nureyev, and a unique chance to attend the London premiere of this highly anticipated film, also starring Chulpan Khamatova Чулпан Хаматова, our all-time supporter and friend.
Attending the Old Russian New Year Gala and helping with the charity auctions was Ralph’s generous way to support our work: “Gift of Life is a wonderful charity doing a very important work. It gives children with special medical needs hope and care, and maximises their chance to beat cancer. Without their support hundreds of young patients and their families would be facing the toughest times alone”. Thank you for the kind words and a great gift to our little patients, Ralph! 💚
The Gala is over, but that won’t stop us from sending love and care to children with cancer on difficult days of their lives. Your generous donations will make these kids get vital medications sooner. Donate via Facebook with one-click DONATE button below or at our website: http://giftoflife.eu/donate/ ... See MoreSee Less
"FORWARD" to a complete victory over childhood cancer. On January 13, 2018, celebrities, musicians, philanthropists joined stars of stage and screen at The Savoy, London for a celebration of traditional Old Russian New Year 's Eve for the benefit of Gift of Life, joining their fight to provide life-saving and life-changing care for children across Russia living with cancer. Оver £400 000 had been raised during the evening to support children with special medical needs.
The guest list included longstanding friends of the foundation and new guests: Hibla Gerzmava, Vladimir Spivakov, Chulpan Khamatova Чулпан Хаматова, Ralph Fiennes, Natalia Osipova, Sergey Polunin, Princess Katya Galitzine, Katie Melua, Erik Bulatov, Igor Vernik, Вадим Верник Vadim Vernik, Billy’s Band and many more. The guests and performers were thanked for their continued support: "This miracle is possible thanks only to you, people who are not indifferent," said Chulpan.
One of the centre parts of the programme was a classical performance by Viliam Khailo, a gifted young violinist and Podari Zhizn patient. Viliam is recovering and continues studying music to become a professional violinist. Another former patient of the charity Nikita Merkulov, now a lawyer, got sick ten years ago and luckily received best treatment on time to overcome the life-threatening disease. "We never know who our former patients will be," added Chulpan. And to become someone our little patients really need your help and donations to regain their health with intense medical care first.
A special treat of the evening was a raffle where three lucky winners from generous auction bidders and pledge donors received limited edition lithographs entitled "FORWARD" personally signed by Erik Bulatov. This piece of art became the leitmotif of the evening: “Forward, to the complete victory over childhood cancer”.
Gift of Life send its sincere appreciation to Roman Abramovich, Kaspersky Lab and Raven Russia whose generosity provided all the expenses for hosting the evening. Thank you!
We thank all our partners and volunteers as well without whom we could not manage it. Spasibo! ♥️
Photo credits: Katerina Nikitina, Evgenia Basyrova and Alina Agarkova. ... See MoreSee Less
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LYUBA! Lyuba Galkina, our Trustee and Director, celebrated her birthday yesterday. We have been enjoying working with Lyuba and cannot thank her enough for all the effort and hard work she makes for the charity. Her name means Love in Russian, and she indeed makes love to blossom between the charity and our patients. Let’s wish Lyuba and her loved ones great health, happiness and lasting moments of joy 💝 С ДНЕМ РОЖДЕНИЯ, ЛЮБОВЬ! ... See MoreSee Less
Helping Gift of Life with Charitable Bookings is simple. The restaurant booking platform is giving £1000 to charities each week in January. Get their app today, choose Gift of Life as a beneficiary charity and we will get £1 for each download. In addition, we will also receive £1 per diner per booking made at UK restaurants via this app. At no extra cost you are helping us and sorting your plans for dinner. As easy as pie 👍
For downloads: https://charitablebookings.org/ ... See MoreSee Less
Merry Orthodox Christmas! Gift of Life thank you very much for giving care and helping children in Russian hospitals beat cancer. We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful year full of joy and happiness. Our present to you is the “Star of the Nativity”, a film about hope and miracles you make happen.
The timeless poem of Boris Pasternak is recited by Chulpan Khamatova, co-founder of our sister charity Podari Zhizn. Some of the most spiritual music of Johann Sebastian Bach is exquisitely performed by renowned pianist Katia Skanavi and acclaimed violanist Marc Bouchkov. The perfect sound of this graceful music goes deep into the hearts and leaves none of us unconcerned.
Directed by Dmitry Moiseev.
Translated by Peter Oram.
Special thanks to Katia Skanavi & Marc Bouchkov
The idea & recitals: Чулпан Хаматова
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On 13 Jan Gift of Life is celebrating the Old New Year’s Eve with a charity Gala at the Savoy 🎄 We will raise vital funds for children with cancer, and are pleased to announce our Live and Silent Auctions open at: https://www.gol-auction2018.com
For Live lots like tickets to the sold-out performance of Serebrennikov’s Nureyev at the Bolshoi; a 5* villa retreat to the Maldives; and the chance to lunch in Paris with Natalia Vodianova we are accepting absentee bids – all contact details are available via the same link.
Bidding in the Silent auction is OPEN - 25 amazing lots, and any of them can become yours! Good luck with your bidding 🌟
Huge thanks to our donors for their support in the Live and Silent auctions. ... See MoreSee Less