Party time Frank-style

We have a double party bonanza in store for you courtesy of our dear friend Frank Haughton.

Spicy night out with the girls 

Talented chef Sofia Smith will run an Asian cookery course for up to ten people at Cocana Rivero.


British-born and of Irish-Malaysian heritage, Sofia is one of the few female chefs in Prague.

Sofia started her Prague career at the British Council and Angel Cafe. Her first restaurant, Angel restaurant, fast became one of the top modern Asian restaurants in Prague. Sofia’s work as executive chef at Le Patio and at The Sexy Curry Company makes her a hands-on and very experienced chef.

The evening will include welcome drinks, dinner, wine, laughter and after-dinner drinks.

Summer BBQ with Frank and some very glamorous helpers

Frank Haughton will organise a BBQ party for up to 30 guests. The party package will include:

  • All food, soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits
  • Guest cook on the grill will be Frank himself 
  • Breads, cakes and deserts by Lars Mansson of Mansson Bakery
  • And to top it all you will be pampered by our very own Charity Gala girls, Anke and Paula.

Valid until 31st December 2017. Look out for these prizes in the live auction on Saturday night.

Broadway’s biggest show on the West End’s biggest stage!

Join the stars and celebs of the theatre world at the Official Premier of 42nd Street.

This highly anticipated West End Revival arrives in London with an all-singing, high-kicking cast of over 50 ready to explode on to the West End’s biggest stage, Theatre Royal Drury Lane.


42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway. Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she’s always dreamed of…


We have two tickets to this invitation only event on 4th April in London so if you want to meet these dancing feet then look out for this prize in a fabulous culture package on the silent auction

Private Tour of Pilsner Urquell Brewery

We’re delighted to have a superb prize from Pilsen Urquell this year. It includes:

  • A private tour of the brewery for 8-12 people
  • Access to the historic cellars which are not normally open to the public
  • A few rounds of the freshest filtered and unfiltered beer
  • Transportation to Pilsen by minibus.


The team at PIlsner Urquell will do their very best to arrange for you to meet the Brewmaster.


You will also receive a solid Bohemian Crystal Pilsner Urquell glass that will be personally engraved for each member on the tour as a memento.

This fun and exclusive tour will be available in the live auction tomorrow night. Valid until 31.3.17.

2016 Charity Gala Gallery

Here’s a sneak peek at the art that you’ll find in our auction on Saturday night.

“The Flying Francis” by Pavel Roučka | Acrylic 60x50cm


“Stumble Home” by Paul Pacey | Photography from the Prague Impressions collection


“Prague” by Anna Moglilnicka | Photograph on canvas


“Sitting figure” by  Jakub Flejsar | Sculpture


“Prague 1” by Martin Sarovec, Miro Gallery | Signed lithograph


“I.P. Pavlova” by Chloe Geitman-Akrithaki


“Fly” by MgA Zbynék Havlín | Painting oil 55×75


“Projection III” by Tomas Tichy | Painting oils/acrylic 120×100


“The Music Listeners” by Olbram Zoubek


The Charity Gala is a great place to discover new artists with a Prague connection. Remember to take a look at the silent auction on Saturday night.

Designer gowns from Soline

Soline, the luxury designer rental boutique, has donated three vouchers for 10,000 CZK to use in their newly renovated boutique which is conveniently located just off Parizska in Prague 1.


Soline offers a unique designer dress rental service:

  • Choose items from more than 80 of the world’s top fashion designers
Authentic products
  • Free styling service
  • Exclusive Czech designer evening wear
  • Online shop.

All Charity Gala guests will have the opportunity to try out this concept as Soline will pop a 1,000 CZK voucher in every goody bag on Saturday night. 

Fancy escaping to Sri Lanka?

Escape to a luxury hotel on the golden sandy beaches of Bentota in Sri Lanka.

AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa has yet again generously donated a five night stay at their stunning hotel.

SL exterior-view-of-lap-pool

Bentota is located along the island’s golden mile of beaches on the west coast, it boasts pristine beaches and azure blue seas.

The hotel evokes the grandeur of an 18th century Dutch village, designed by Sri Lanka’s world-famous architect, Geoffrey Bawa.

SL main-pool-and-beach-view

You can relax by the beach, explore the wild mangroves on a boat safari, spot kingfishers and crocodiles and visit the world-famous turtle hatchery to meet baby turtles.


The prize includes:

  • Five night stay
  • Superior room
  • Breakfast
  • Valid from 1.5.16 to 31.10.17

The hotel is situated 100 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport and 70 km from Colombo.

Find out more in the silent auction on Saturday 5th December. #SILENT16

Help us fund diagnostic equipment for children with cancer

We need your help to fund a specialist piece of equipment for the Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Department at Motol.

Prof. Dr. Stary, the departmental head, has asked the Charity Gala Committee to contribute towards the cost of a Flow Cytometer.

Flow Cytometer 

A Flow Cytometer diagnoses acute leukaemia by analyzing and identifying the exact type of leukaemia cell from which the leukaemia is originating and thus treatment can be targeted according to the cell of origin.

In short, blood from the patient is analyzed by the Flow Cytometer at the DNA level, and scientists can precisely see which cell is affected and adapt the treatment accordingly.


Childhood Leukaemia Investigation Prague (CLIP) Cytonomy Laboratory 

The CLIP-Cytometry laboratory at Motol serves as a national reference laboratory for cytometric diagnostics for children diagnosed with leukaemia or where there is a suspicion of the disease.

For selected cases, the team at CLIP-Cytometry also diagnose children from other countries from across the EU as well as Switzerland, Israel and Norway.

The laboratory is well equipped, however, two of its instruments have reached the end of their life-span. As such, the laboratory plans to buy new instruments to ensure that routine diagnostics are effectively administered.


Funding Requirement

Due to the high cost of the equipment (c. 3.6 million CZK) the funding request goes to a centrally managed finance team  in order that it can be assessed against the other departments applying to upgrade or buy new equipment.

Prof. Dr. Stary knows that his department stands a much better chance of securing hospital funding if it raises part of the money itself. He has already applied for research grants and kindly asks if the Charity Gala guests would also contribute.

Finance from Motol will be combined with funds collected by foundations and the Charity Gala to purchase the equipment.

Please help us raise money for this very important diagnostic equipment.

Together we make a difference.


VIP Guest at the Opening Night of Romeo & Juliet in London

Win tickets to the Opening Night of the English National Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet.

This fabulous prize includes an invite to the VIP Reception and the chance to enjoy the performance from the best seats in the house.

The English National Ballet bring the world’s greatest love story to the Royal Festival Hall in London, with Rudolf Nureyev’s inventive choreography and Prokofiev’s music performed live by the English National Ballet Philharmonic.


Sumptuous costumes and sets will transport you to Renaissance Verona, its piazza bustling with market traders, street entertainers and the restless factions of the Capulet and Montague families.


Amidst the grandeur of the Capulet’s ball, the star-crossed lovers meet, unleashing a fateful sequence of events, from the romantic bedroom scene to their tragic final embrace.


Romeo & Juliet will premiere on 1 August 2017 in London. 

A big thank you to the English National Ballet for once again donating to the Charity Gala. Photos © Bill Cooper and Jason Bell.


True luxury from HALADA

HALADA has generously donated a beautiful pearl and diamond ring to this year’s Charity Gala auction – HALADA Reef.


HALADA carefully and professionally selects only the best cultured pearls, which they then highlight with refined design. Each design embodies both a fascination with the ocean and the power of human creativity.

Eric Halada says “Just as ocean currents shape objects into varied forms, so the hands of experienced goldsmiths created the HALADA Reef Collection, with delicate pearls set into irregularly shaped matt and glossy pink gold, further enhanced by freshwater pearls in pastel pink tones.”

 Product details:

  • Freshwater Pearl 8,5-9mm
  • 5 Brilliants 0,025 Carat TW-si
  • 18 Carat Rosegold

The HALADA Reef ring will be on display in the live auction at the 2016 Charity Gala. #LIVE16 

Guest post from our poet across the pond 

If the very air of Prague itself hasn’t already made you feel like the quintessential queen in a golden fairytale, if it’s not enough to go to work and run your errands in the shadow of the legendary Prague castle, to walk the cobblestone streets trod by alchemists and astronomers, saints and criminals and kings, if you long to know how you can really feel like a princess, picture this: On a crystal clear winter’s night, your chauffeur pulls up at Karlovy Lazne, one of the most crowded spots in the city. You feel the shift in the air as all traffic halts in both directions and everyone – drivers, passengers and pedestrians stop in their tracks to watch as you and all your glamorous friends emerge like stars in Hollywood. Your escort- and you haven’t seen him looking this good since 1995 (or since last year’s Charity Gala) – offers you his arm and you float across the street as if in a dream. Cameras flash and people whisper, wondering who all those gorgeous people in costumed finery could possibly be and where they could possibly be going and how they possibly got invited. They must be royalty. Yes, you think to yourself, yes, for tonight I am. And the night has just begun . . .

Thank you Emily Shearer