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04 MAY 2017

Help little Sophia to survive sarcoma!

Sophia Pivovarova Diagnosis: Ewing's sarcoma Date of birth: 18 April 2013 Residence: Sevastopol Gift of Life has been raising funds to pay for Sophia's surgery in partnership with Banya No.1 - a proper Russian Bath Club in London. To help Sophia and mark The International Day for Protection of Children, Banya will donate £2 from each...

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03 MAY 2017

Singing and humour saves lives!

£229,000 was raised for children fighting cancer in Russia at the concert of Semyon Slepakov in aid of Gift of Life in London on International Workers’ Day. On Sunday night, 1 May 2017, Gift of Life hosted an exclusive concert at the Under the Bridge music club. Starring celebrated Russian...

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24 APRIL 2017

Thanks to our faith, the illness didn’t have a chance

Everyone who’s worked at the foundation for a while remembers our star for April, Seryozha Svyatkin—not someone you could forget. Seryozha spent four years being treated at the Dmitry Rogachev Centre for Paediatric Haematology in Moscow, and another two in St Petersburg before that. Today, Seryozha is no longer running...

Mothers Day
29 MARCH 2017

A mother’s love knows no limits

On Mother’s Day, we’d like to tell you about the greatest heroes we know—the mothers of the children in our care. Every day, they do something incredible, fighting for their children’s lives with no concern for themselves. Often, mother and child find themselves alone, without material support, with no housing...

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01 MARCH 2017

Help Masha to beat leukaemia today

Mariya Pogorelova Diagnosis: acute lymphoblastic leukaemia To help Mariya: donate now at JustGiving.com Date of birth: 4th of February 1993 Place of residence: Bryansk In 2015, Mariya graduated from Bryansk Polytechnic University with a first-class degree. All doors were open to her, but she didn’t even have time to find a...

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21 FEBRUARY 2017

The illness had made me stronger

Masha Skrypnik, 18, shares an inspiring story of recovery from leukaemia. The girl is a person of month February and our “alumnus” of the Podari Zhizn jubilee calendar project. Masha feels much more confident as a camera operator than as a model. Because Masha is a future camerawoman, currently a student...