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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Helping together we can work miracles. Yes, you raised over £5400 in less that 48 hours to save baby Kantimir. The boy will receive a complex life-saving surgery on time thanks to your generosity, spasibo!
More details about Kantimir on our JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/gift-of-life/save-baby-kantemir ... See MoreSee Less
BANK DETAILS CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT
From October 21st 2017, Gift of Life will change its international bank details as part of HSBC changing structure to comply with new banking rules in the UK. Changes effective from 21 October will apply to IBAN and SWIFT only.
Our new IBAN GB29HBUK40353462818779 and SWIFT HBUKGB4B.
Please, consider this information carefully and update Gift of Life international bank details on your records. The full bank details of Gift of Life account for payments by BACS from 21 October:
Account name: Gift of Life
Account number: 62818779
Sort code: 40 35 34
SWIFT: HBUKGB4B ... See MoreSee Less
On 14 October, as every second Saturday of the month, international community of doctors, patients and charities celebrate the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.
Our sister charity Podari Zhizn provides regular support to hospices and clinics with palliative units in Russia. Sadly, there's not enough of them to accommodate all who cry for help. It's a serious global issue with only 20 world counties having palliative help integrated in the national healthcare systems. By raising awareness and donating you change it for better.
Donate today and help a child with cancer get well and go home rather than to a hospice: http://giftoflife.eu/donate/ ... See MoreSee Less
"Visiting hospitals can leave us feeling sad and anxious. Its effect on small children and young adults who not only visit, but live and go through treatments in hospitals is even more difficult.
Recently Gift of Life visited the Dmitry Rogachev National Medical Research Centre of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology in Moscow. We thought we should share what we saw with you. You may wonder why we chose this specific medical research centre. Our sister charity Podari Zhizn Фонд Подари жизнь has close partnership with this institution, and involved in some areas of its work such as bone marrow transplant. You can find out more by visiting:
For now, please see some of the photos we took while at the hospital. We would like to thank Elena Paritskaya, Director of Programmes of Podari Zhizn, and Olga Pimenova, Chief Nurse, who generously took the time to show us around the hospital. We hope these photos will give you a brief glimpse into the life of children, young adults and their parents while going through difficult and long treatments."
The Dmitry Rogachev Centre is one of many hospitals in Moscow region which gets regular help from Podari Zhizn. The Center began its history in 1991 as Research Institute of Pediatric Hematology. In 2005 the Institute was transformed to the National Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology and construction of a new building had started. When the construction was completed in 2011, the new institution was named after Dmitry Rogachev who passed away in 2009 to a great sorrow of all who knew this wonderful child. Dmitry had leukaemia and, despite treatments in international clinics, could not be saved. His name has become a symbol of great courage and hope. ... See MoreSee Less
We raised over £80.000 at a sold-out charity concert held at a private members club in St James’s in central London last night. These funds will help us to provide two severely ill children with vital cancer medicines.
“Pineapples in Champagne”, the programme of Igor Severyanin's poetry and Sergey Rachmaninov's music, was jointly put together by Dina Korzun, Russian actress and co-founder of Gift of Life and Podari Zhizn Фонд Подари жизнь, Maria Tretyakova, TV presenter (Russia) and violinist Dmitri Berlinsky (US), whose renowned Trio members, pianist Rustem Hayroudinoff (UK) and cellist Leonid Gorokhov (Germany) supported the musical part of the evening. The charity event featured a special guest, leading screen and stage actor Sergey Bezrukov (Russia).
This elegant evening was attended by His Excellency Ambassador of the Russian Federation Dr Alexander Yakovenko and Mrs Nana Yakovenko, Gift of Life Trustees Simon Jennings and Lyuba Galkina, and other distinguished guests and supporters of the charity.
The key lot of the charity auction was “Evening of Ballet with Natalia Osipova” and a special portrait of Natalia Osipova, where the world-known ballet dancer and Principal of the Royal Ballet was painted in pastel by acclaimed British portrait artist Svetlana Cameron.
Gift of Life would like to thank Valeriy and Anastasia Korotkov, Kommersant UK, The Ampersand Hotel and PICTET Wealth Management for their generous support in organising this event. We express our sincere gratitude to Vadim Levin, Gift of Life Trustee, for his ongoing support, our charity lottery donors for wonderful lots, our dedicated team of volunteers and everyone who worked really hard for making this evening a success.
Thank you all for giving the wonderful gift of life!
Photo credit: Tania Naiden ... See MoreSee Less
“PINEAPPLES IN CHAMPAGNE” ON 5 OCT SOLD OUT
Tickets for “Pineapples in Champagne” evening of music and poetry in aid of children with cancer in Gift of Life care on Thursday 5th October have completely sold out. Thank you for your magnificent support!
You can still register your bids for the unique auction lot, "Evening of ballet with Natalia Osipova", by emailing to Marina@giftoflife.eu ... See MoreSee Less