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.
FACTS AND FIGURES
GIFT OF LIFE NEWS
WHERE YOUR GIFT GOES
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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALEXEI!
Gift of Life friend and supporter Alexei Zimin celebrates his birthday today. A big man with a big heart, Alexei has been helping our charity to achieve great results and save children from cancer for years.
We send our best regards and wish Alexei lots of happiness and joy today and every day. May the most exciting wishes come true 🎈 С ДНЕМ РОЖДЕНИЯ! ... See MoreSee Less
Who is the driving force of Фонд Подари жизнь? Of course, over 2000 volunteers supporting the charity day by day!
On 5 December Podari Zhizn celebrated the very special day, The International Volunteer Day at Sovremennik Theater in Moscow. We send our best regards to all who donates their precious time to Gift of Life and our sister charities 😁 spasibo! ... See MoreSee Less
And the winner is... Anya Needle! 🌟
Anya took part in Mad Tea Party and was randomly chosen to get a secret present from Chulpan Khamatova Чулпан Хаматова. It’s a signed copy of special edition of Alice in Wonderland. Congrats and thank you, Anna! 👏🏻👏🏻
The Mad Tea Party campaign's raised over £10K. You can support it here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/gift-of-life/madteaparty2017 ... See MoreSee Less
FACEBOOK STOPS TAKING FEES ON DONATIONS
We very much welcome this elimination as our sister charity across the pond, Podari.Life, will benefit from it. If you never donated to us on Facebook now is the time to hit DONATE button 👍
"Now 100 percent of the money people donate on Facebook is going to go to the causes they care about," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the company's Social Good Forum in New York.
This is big news for America, where the rate of individual charitable donations is the highest in the world. The change will affect donations to charitable organisations via Facebook website, but not "personal fundraisers" which will remain eligible for fees of 6.9 percent for U.S. users and 8.8 percent in Canada. ... See MoreSee Less
VMayakovsky by Aleksander Shein, charity screening and reception in Soho, London. Over £42,000 raised in aid of the children with cancer in Russia. Thank you!
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Sold-out screening of VMAYAKOVSKY raised over £42,000 for Gift of Life
On 1 December Gift of Life had a pleasure to host the charity screening of the director’s cut of VMayakovsky. The film was presented by director Aleksander Shein and actress Chulpan Khamatova Чулпан Хаматова, who played Lilya Brik. Following the screening, there was Q&A with Aleksander and Chulpan, which highlighted the role of Vladimir Mayakovsky as a Prometheus titanic character in Russian culture. “When Mayakovsky shot himself the history of Russian culture was split before and after”, as admitted by Aleksander Shein.
The event raised sufficient funds for the charitable cause, and we thank all our guests and donors for that!
With the support of Pictet Wealth Management and Cultural Solidarity Media all proceeds from ticket sales and the charity auction will benefit children with cancer in Gift of Life’s care.
We are very much grateful to our media partners Kommersant UK and ZIMA Magazine, and Русская служба Би-би-си - BBC Russian for their support.
Since 2011 Gift of Life raised over £4.2mln and helped hundreds of children to survive cancer. To support our work, please spread the word and donate: http://giftoflife.eu/donate/
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Creativity and passion for art helps children in great need
On 1 December “ART FOR A LITTLE BRAVE HEART”, a fundraising art project in aid of Gift of Life was officially launched at Rossotrudnichestvo - Russia in the United Kingdom. The exhibition and Christmas reception gathered 200 guests, and proceeds from the artworks and charity shop exceeded £19,000. This wonderful gift to the children with cancer in Russia. Thank you so much for coming and making this evening extra special!
The demanding project took almost a year to plan and execute, and required a great deal of team work, dedication and attention to tiniest details. Our deepest appreciation goes to the artists who donated their works, the team of volunteers, amazing curator of the project Arina Gordienko Art and famous actress Dina Korzun for the hard work they all put into it. Spasibo!
Over 70% of the artworks have been sold, but you still have a chance to get one as a Christmas present for your loved ones from here: http://bid.petramollart.com/#page-top
For payments and donations: https://www.justgiving.com/fundrais…/artforalittlebraveheart ... See MoreSee Less