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09 OCTOBER 2017


On the 5th of October Gift of Life raised over  £80.000 at its charity event held at a private members club in St James’s in central London. The programme of the fundraising event “Pineapples in Champagne” was jointly put together by Dina Korzun, Russian actress and co-founder of Gift of...

Seryozha Sergeyev

At first, I thought my illness was nothing serious

17-year-old Seryozha Sergeev, a former patient of Podari Zhizn and a cancer survivor, had to battle his illness twice. The first time, he didn't take it seriously; he was too little to understand what he had to deal with. At six years old, the illness, the hospital, Moscow—it all seemed...

Yana Zaimenko
21 AUGUST 2017

I realised that I just really wanted to live!

Luckily for 29-year-old Yana Zaimenko, our success story heroin in August, lymphoma is a matter of the past. Read on to find out what has happened in Yana’s life since recovery, what she remembers of her illness, how she lives now and why she considers herself a “grown-up, stern lady”. What...

14 JULY 2017

Unforgettable evening of ballet with Natalia Osipova

Gift of Life supporters Natalia Osipova, world-famous ballet dancer and Principal of the Royal Ballet, and Svetlana Cameron, acclaimed portrait artist, made us an amazing gift in order to help our children to beat cancer. They donated a very generous lot which will be auctioned at the charity evening hosted by...

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01 JUNE 2017

Happy International Children’s Day!

1 June. Today is International Children's Day - a date dedicated to raising awareness about child well being and rights. As a charity working with and for children, Gift of Life sends the best regards to all patients and their families, donors, supporters, partners, volunteers, patrons and trustees, and the...

11 MAY 2017

Poetry saves life when comes from the heart

A charity evening “There Is No Love More Fierce Than Friendship” with artists of famous Sovremennik Theatre Chulpan and Shamil Khamatov was indeed a gift of poetry and empathy, and pure delight to everyone who came to see it at Pushkin House and watched online on 7 May. Based on...