Over £24,000 raised for children with cancer

It is time to celebrate the generosity of our donors and volunteer fundraisers and to share the results of the Gift of Life Friends for Children with Cancer campaign supported by our Patrons Nika Belotsekovskaya and Katie Melua.

The campaign was arranged to highlight the 14th anniversary of our sister charity foundation in Russia, Podari Zhizn.

Thanks to all the contributors, Gift of Life has raised over £24,000 in donations. This monetary reserve will allow the foundation to react quickly as the need for cancer drugs arises. No one gets sick on schedule, and with sufficient funds in the charity’s account, we can move quickly to cover an individual child’s pharmaceutical needs. This will help us save lives.

Our friends’ support made a huge difference to this campaign with:

  • 25 independent campaigns arranged,
  • over 350 donations made,
  • the campaign promoted on social media pages followed by nearly 1.5mln users

Nika Belotserkovskaya by Nikolay Zverkov

Thanks to the support of Nika Belotserkovskaya who hosted an online charity evening with friends of the foundation, this event alone raised over £10,000 for the charity.

This magical evening of taro reading and Christmas baking gathered the Gift of Life supporters from the UK, Switzerland, France, Russia, Ukraine and helped the charity to sustain its medical programmes.

Gift of Life would like to express its gratitude to ZIMA Magazine and its publisher and Trustee of the foundation Lyuba Galkina for organising this wonderful evening.

Many thanks to Katie Melua and her media team for the support of the campaign on social media.