invasive diagnostics treat cancer
21 FEBRUARY 2017

Thanks for a better life for Lyuba Pechenyuk!

Thanks to you, we were able to pay £40 000 for invasive diagnostics for 13-year-old Lyuba Pechenyuk. She is suffering from a diffuse brain tumour, which means it has no clear boundaries and can’t be surgically removed. Unfortunately, some parts of the tumour cause epileptic seizures. Removing the parts of the...

Nikita Merkulov
24 JANUARY 2017

Courage and Patience

Nikita Merkulov, a 22-year-old lawyer and former Podari Zhizn patient, on his fight against cancer. VIII Worldwide Winners Games will open in only 120 days and here is the best way to get you prepared for the parade of champions - we start a countdown to WG VIII by publishing...

Teodor Currentzis and musicAeterna concert
16 JANUARY 2017

S.Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet raised £600K for Gift of Life

London, 16 January 2017 – On Saturday evening, children’s cancer charity, Gift of Life, hosted an exclusive concert at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank; starring celebrated British actors Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave CBE, accompanied by world-renowned conductor Teodor Currentzis and his famous orchestra, musicAeterna. The orchestra captivated the...

15 DECEMBER 2016

Let’s help Lyuba!

Name: Pechenyuk, Lyuba Date of birth: 11th of August, 2003 Place of residence: Moscow Diagnosis: Diffuse left temporal lobe tumour, symptomatic epilepsy. Lyuba likes to draw and to design appliqués—she loves all things beautiful. Her biggest dream is for her loved ones to be well, and live long and happy lives together. Lyuba has...

12 DECEMBER 2016

Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet by Currentzis and musicAeterna

Taking place at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 14th January 2017, the concert will raise money for children with cancer across Russia. London, November 2016 – Renowned conductor and Artistic Director Teodor Currentzis and his famous orchestra, musicAeterna, are returning to London for an exclusive performance of the music...



How can I best explain the idea behind the tea party to guests? The tea party is a way of having a great time together while helping children with serious illnesses. This is our third year running this kind of tea party, and we’ve seen that to many people, it’s...



You are invited to Mad Tea Party 2016! Quintessentially British tradition of having tea with little treats can make a huge difference and help those in need. This November Gift of Life invites you to throw your own charity Mad Tea Party and celebrate Podari Zhizn's 10th anniversary. Gather your friends,...

19 AUGUST 2016

Doctor Monika Warmuth-Metz

Gift of Life is funding in-person and remote consultations with the renowned radiologist Monika Warmuth-Metz as part of its International Cooperation project. Dr Warmuth-Metz works at the University Hospital of Wurzburg (Germany), and has earned a reputation as a unique specialist in the diagnosis of brain tumours and changes/lesions of...

08 JUNE 2016

Little Rayana needs your help!

Ten-year-old Rayana was born in Gudermes, Chechnya, to a big and happy family. She’s in her fourth year of school, and likes to spend her free time dancing. Her health problems began last autumn, when Rayana came down with measles. It took a long time for her to recover, but...

14 APRIL 2016

Chulpan Khamatova will hold charity events in London

May 7th: Screening of The Puppet Syndrome film, discussion with Chulpan Khamatova 13:30 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Cinema 1, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH. Tickets: May 9th: The Children’s Book of War music and literature evening with Chulpan Khamatova and Katia Skanavi 19:30 at St Paul’s Church, Bedford...