English National Ballet and Winser London

Win four tickets to the Opening Night of She Persisted by the English National Ballet at Sadler’s Wells, London on Thursday 4th April 2019

She Persisted is an all-female choreography programme.

It tells three iconic stories and shows three bold works on and by women.

Broken Wings
Iconic painter Frida Kahlo is the heroine of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Broken Wings, a colourful ballet full of warmth and passion. Based on Kahlo’s life and art, it is “a marvellous image of creativity and power” (The Independent).

Stina Quagebeur choreographs her first work for the main stage. Nora is inspired by the lead character in Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House, a woman on the path to independence.

Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Pina Bausch’s production features 13 male and 13 female dancers on a stage covered in soil. Dancing the selection and sacrifice of a terrified victim, it is as gut-wrenching and galvanising as Stravinsky’s score, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Le Sacre du printemps returns following sold out performances in 2017.

Cashmere from Winser London

Continuing the London theme we have a luxurious and soft cashmere jumper from Winser London

Everyone on the Charity Gala committee has fallen in love with this piece!

To top off this fabulous package you will also receive vouchers for Sophie’s Steak House in London and ten silverplated shot glasses from British Silverware

Fancy a Spring time trip to London? Get ready to bid on Saturday! 

#LiveAuction #Ballet #WinserLondon  #SophiesSteakHouse #BritishSilverware #BestofBritish

Whiskey Cavalier, Champagne Cruise and Fine Wine

A lucky Charity Gala winner can spend  a day on the set of Whiskey Cavalier courtesy of Stillking Films, enjoy a degustation menu with friends at Kampa Park and sample three carefully selected cases of fine wine. 

Extra on set for Whiskey Cavalier

Whiskey Cavalier is a high-octane, action dramedy that follows the adventures of tough but tender FBI super-agent Will Chase (codename: “Whiskey Cavalier”), played by Scott Foley. Go behind the scenes and experience life as an actor for a day. 

Champagne Cruise on the Vltava with Dinner at Kampa Park

Kampa Park Restaurant has once again generously donated a champagne cruise on “Galatea” for eight guests, followed by a five-course degustations menu with wine pairing. 

Three cases of fine wine 

The winner will also get three cases of top notch wine: 

  • Magnums Griffon de Baron 2015
  • Petit Figeac 2014 
  • Aiguilhe 2014 
Image for illustration purposes only

This fabulous package will be available in our Live Auction on Saturday. Get ready to place your bid. 

#LightsCameraAction #FineWine #ChampagneCruise #LiveAuction 

Art Gallery

Here’s a sneak peek of some the art that you’ll find in the Charity Gala Auction on Saturday night.

Prague Red Tile Roofs by Alexandr Onishenko, Jakubska Gallery

Oil on canvas, 91cm x 91cm 

Framed Memories of Prague by Anna Moglinicka

Print, 50cm x 70cm

Hover Above the Ground by Pavel Roučka, Prag Art Works  

Acrylic, 40cm x 50cm

Sometimes Around Midnight by Merlin Jahoda

Oil, 80cm x 80cm

Such a Wonderful Walk by Tomáš Tichy, Prag Art Works

120cm x 95cm

Poet by David Strauzz, Prag Art Works

Mixed media, 52cm x 52cm

Universe by Oleg Protazyč

Acrylic, 90cm x 60cm

Prague Winter Reflections by Chloe Geitmann-Akrithaki

90cm x 30cm

Sculpture from Prag Art Works by Jakub Flejšar


Blue Ocean by Mirjam Gasser

40cm x 80cm

We’re extremely grateful for the donations that we receive from both local and international artists. Please grab a cocktail and take a moment to browse the art in the Silent Auction on Saturday night. And remember to look out for the Onishenko in the Live Auction. Good luck!

#Art #SilentAuction #LiveAuction 

Thank you! Together we raised over 4 Million CZK!

Dear friends

Thank you for supporting the 2017 Charity Gala “Cocktail”.

We are delighted to tell you that we raised over 4 Million Czech Krowns for our charities on Saturday night. This makes 2017 our most successful gala ever!


We owe a huge part of this success to the fabulous team at Mlynec and to all of our generous sponsors, many of whom support us year after year.

We are extremely grateful for your kind donations and look forward to working with our charities to ensure that your money is put to good use.

In 2018, we will work with the following charities:

  • Childhood Leukemia Investigation Prague (CLIP): Funds raised will be used to support diagnosis and tailoring of treatment for leukemia patients and ongoing research into leukemia in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Diakonie Center: Money will be used towards the purchase of a transport van that is specially modified for children with mental, physical and multiple disabilities.
  • Beroun Children’s Home: Our contributions will fund horse-riding lessons, swimming lessons, pet therapy, music therapy and trips to the salt caves.
  • Skiing for the disabled: We will fund ski-courses for disabled children.
  • Pink Crocodile School Prague: Money raised will be used to purchase specialist equipment to help children with complex and multiple disabilities live their life.
  • Dedina Center: Our money will continue to support a program aimed at fostering greater independence for blind and visually impaired adults.
  • Motol ORL/Broken Silence Foundation: We will contribute towards the purchase of specialist surgical equipment and continue to support the post-surgery rehabilitation program for children with cochlear implants.
  • Department of Projects, Grants and Clinical trials at Kralovske Vinohrady: Money raised will be used to purchase specialist equipment for neonatal care.

We will update you throughout the year on our progress and you are very welcome to visit our charities with us in the new year.

With warm wishes

Charity Gala Committee

Elizabeth Neale, Paula Hessenberger, Grace Wilkinson, Blanka Smith, Anke Weber, Karen Feldman, Kate Sellers, Clare Mazzotti, Jo Demeril, Dana Duffill and Gill Maguire

Adventures in Sri Lanka

Escape to the beautiful tropical island of Sri Lanka. It has something for everyone – palm-fringed golden beaches, cool hill stations, tea plantations, lush rainforest, wildlife, ancient cities, Buddhist temples and colourful festivals.

This year we have not one but two Sri Lankan hotels for you – one at the beach and one in the city.

Hemas Leisure has generously donated a four night stay at the Lantern Boutique Hotel.


Lantern is located along the white sandy beachfront and turquoise waters of Mirissa. It features an outdoor pool and the restaurant serves local and international delights.

We also have three nights courtesy of the Hilton Columbo Hotel.

Hilton Columbo

The hotel is five minutes walk from the beach and overlooks the Indian Ocean.

Guests can relax with an award-winning cocktail by the outdoor pool bar or enjoy the hot tub after an active workout at the fitness centre or tennis courts.

Dining highlights include local specialities at the open-air Curry Leaf restaurant and Sri Lanka’s only trattoria, Il Ponte, offers home-made pasta.

Hilton Colombo Hotel is within walking distance of the shopping and dining options at Fort District and Pettah Bazaar.

Prize summary:

  • Four night stay at the Lantern Boutique Hotel, superior room with breakfast
  • Three nights at the Hilton Columbo, double room with breakfast
  • Valid from 1.5.18 to 31.10.18

Find out more about this fabulous getaway in the Silent Auction on Saturday night.

#SilentAuction #SriLanka #Travel 

Golfer’s Paradise

Enjoy a VIP day of golf for four people at the invite-only Casa Serena Golf Course.


Casa Serena is a premium eighteen hole golf course located near Kutna Hora. It is considered to be one of the best golf courses in the Czech Republic and is a popular stop on the European Senior Tour.

Your fabulous VIP package will include:

  • Green fees
  • Free buggies/trollies
  • All day catering including breakfast, in-game snack and dinner after the game.

We also have a selection of golf related goodies for you:

  • Three hour player assessment from Golf Academy x2
  • Event shirt of nine times tour winner George Coetzee
  • 2016 US Masters original flags signed by Danny Willett (the winner)
  • 2014 US Masters original flags signed by Lee Westwood (runner up)

THE PLAYERS Championship - Preview Day 2

The package will be topped off with two double rooms for two nights at the Five Star Boutique Hotel Jalta in the centre of Prague so you can invite some friends from out of town to join you for the occasion.

This is the first time we’ve managed to secure such a comprehensive golf package and we’re very excited to offer it to you in our Live Auction. Golfers get ready to swing into action on Saturday night!

#LiveAuction #Golf #VIP #CasaSerena

The Amazing World of Gumball!

Gumballtastic! Two lucky winners will have unprecedented access to the launch celebrations of Gumball 3000 in London.  

Gumball 3000 is an annual British motor rally that combines cars, music, fashion and entertainment. This year will celebrate the event’s 20th anniversary and this is the first time the Rally has set off from London in eight years. 

For the uninitiated the number 3000 marks the length of the route in miles (over 4,800 km) and at the end of the race the “Spirit of Gumball” cup is awarded to the crew that best embodied the spirit of the event. The cup is full of chewing gum.


Founded by Maximillion Cooper, Gumball 3000 has gained global recognition for reinventing the road rally and combining popular culture to create a hugely successful and aspirational event.

The 2018 Rally will see celebrities, royals, philanthropists and entrepreneurs embark upon a 3,000 mile road trip from London to Tokyo in just seven days.


You’ll be introduced to the talented and beautiful Grammy Award winning rapper Eve.


And have the opportunity to meet many other celebrities. The list for the 2018 rally will almost certainly include: 

  • Lewis Hamilton (F1 world champion)
  • Justin Bieber (pop star)
  • Usain Bolt (Olympic legend)
  • Tony Hawk (skateboarding legend)
  • Lebron James (basketball legend)
  • Martin Garrix (DJ)
  • Tom Brady (NFL star)
  • Kevin Hart (comedian / film star)
  • Rita Ora (pop star)
  • Deadmau5 (DJ)
  • Afrojack (DJ)
  • The Rock (Film/TV star)
  • Drake (pop star)
  • Roman Atwood (YouTuber 10m plus followers)
  • Pewdiedpie (YouTuber 60m plus)
  • David Hasselhoff (TV star)

Gumball David Hass .jpg

Prize summary:

  • Access to the red carpet launch party in London
  • VIP room at the hotel where the drivers will stay
  • Access to the Launch “grid” mingling with the entrants and media
  • Media positioning to watch the cars depart on the morning of the rally
  • A meet and greet with Maximillion Cooper – Gumball CEO & Founder / Host
  • Brush shoulders with celebrity guests
  • Capsule collection of Gumball 3000 apparel. 

The pre-race party kicks off on Friday 2nd August and the race starts on August 4 2018.  If you want to be part of the world’s maddest, fastest and most eccentric road race then get ready to place your bid in the live auction. #live 2017

Together we raised over 3.5 Million Czech Krowns!

Dear friends

Thank you for supporting the 2016 Charity Gala “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

We are delighted to tell you that we raised a record breaking 3.5 million Czech Krowns for our charities on Saturday night.


In 2017, we will support the following charities:

  • Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology: This department treats chidlren with cancer. Charity Gala donations will contribute towards the purchase of a Flow Cytometer for the accurate diagnosis of leukemia.
  • Diakonie Center: Diakonie supports families of children with mental, physical or multiple disabilities. Funds raised will be invested in garden renovations.
  • Beroun Children’s Home: Beroun is a residential home for complex needs children. Our contributions will fund horseriding lessons, swimming lessons, pet therapy, music therapy and trips to the salt caves.
  • Skiing for the Disabled: This year we will sponsor ski courses for disabled children.
  • Pink Crocodile School Prague: Pink Crocodile helps complex needs children. We will pay for physiotherapy at school.
  • Dedina Center: Dedina offers a support system for adults with impaired vision. We will continue to support a program aimed at fostering greater independence.
  • Motol ORL / Broken Silence Foundation: Broken Silence supports deaf children after their cochlear implant surgery. Funds raised will contribute to the purchase of specialist surgical equipment. We will also continue to support a program to help children after their cochlear implant surgery.

We are extremely grateful for all donations and look forward to another successful year working with our charities to ensure that your money is put to good use. You can keep in touch with the projects that we support through our blog and through Facebook.

With warm wishes

Charity Gala Committee

Elizabeth Neale, Paula Hessenberger, Grace Wilkinson, Blanka Smith, Anke Weber, Karen Feldman, Kate Sellers, Clare Mazzotti, Jo Demeril, Dana Duffill and Gill Maguire

Strike a pose!

We know that many of you are already very comfortable with the Smilebox concept so it needs very little introduction:).


Take your friends, family or even strangers and strike a pose in front of this wonderful machine. It’s instant fun and also a great memento.


Smilebox has once again donated a prize to our auction that includes:

  • Three hours of Smilebox time
  • Unlimited prints and digital photos
  • Background, props and graphic design
  • Free transport within 50km of Prague
  • Two friendly Smileboxers to assist
  • Online gallery of your event.

We’ll also have a Smilebox at the gala so get practicing your best Shakespearean poses!

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