30 OCTOBER 2015


On the 26th of November, gather your friends, colleagues or neighbours to have a cup of tea and make a donation to help pay for treatment for the children in our care! You can create your own Mad Tea Party anywhere. Choose your own treats – from cupcakes, bagels and profiteroles to pasties and pirozhkis. And it doesn’t even have to be tea – coffee or even kefir will work just as well! Hats are optional! The only requirement is that you have to do it on the 26th of November, and you have to have fun and help others.

The Mad Tea Party is an international social event hold on the 26th of November. On that day, everyone is invited to share a cup of tea and donate to Gift of Life. All funds raised through Mad Tea Party go to support children and young adults from Russia who are suffering from cancer.

The first Mad Tea Party took place in 2014 to mark a birthday of Podari Zhizn foundation, a sister charity to Gift of Life. The response exceeded our wildest expectations. On the 26th of November 2014, around 300 tea parties were held in countless corners of the world, including Russia, the UK and other European countries, the USA, Thailand, the Dominican Republic and Canada. Altogether, participants donated over 4.2 million roubles (£42,000). Over 2,000 imagestagged #madteaparty and #безумноечаепитие were posted on various social networks.

Want to join us?

Register on to fundraise for campaign and email Marina at to get your fundraising pack.