Charity Gala 2016 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Dear friends

We hope you’re all enjoying your summer. We know that many of you start thinking about your table themes and costumes while you’re travelling so here’s a heads-up on this year’s event.

The theme for the Charity Gala 2016 is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Here’s a photo of the winning pitch!

Winning Pitch

Twist and turn the theme any way you please.

Shakespeare famously sourced his work from myths, legends and masques. Feel free to bring in ideas from any of his plays and reimagine his characters any way you want, just as a theatre director would do.

You can also look to the Broadway shows that he inspired for ideas. The Lion King, Wicked and West Side Story are all based on Shakespeare’s works. As is Black Adder!

Comedy, tragedy, gender politics, heroes and villains. We expect it all.

Please mark your calendars for Saturday 3 December and join us for an evening of Shakespearean inspired shenanigans.

We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

With best wishes

The Charity Gala Committee


Get ready for LIFT OFF!!!

Dear friends

We’re getting ridiculously excited and simply cannot wait to see you in all your finery tomorrow night to travel together Around the World in 80 Days.

Here’s a little information to help you get ready.

Auction prizes online

If you want to get an advantage over the competition you can browse many of the prizes that will be available in the live and silent auction packages here –

Or you can follow on Facebook –

Download Instagram

If you don’t already have Instagram then download the app before Saturday as we will have a fun photo sharing tool for you to play with. It’ll be strategically placed next to the vodka luge! #charitygalacz

Bring a little cash

They’ll also be a blackjack game and a pledge station so please bring any spare cash.

See you tomorrow!

Charity Gala Committee

Doctor Zdenek Kabelka

It is with sadness that we share the news that Doctor Zdenek Kabelka has died suddenly at the age of 63.

Doctor Kabelka was the figurehead for the Broken Silence Charity Gala from 1999.  He inspired our fund raising efforts to support his department’s work helping hearing-handicapped children across the Czech Republic.

Doctor Kabelka leaves an enormous professional void having dedicated his life to helping others. He worked as a physician at Motol Children’s Ear, Nose and Throat Department from 1978 and as the head of the department from 1998 performing life saving and life changing operations including the cochlear implant. His devotion and passion for his work were highly admired and valued by all who knew him. He once said “ I hope not to have to help your children but if the need arises then I am here for you.” and we all knew with certainty that he would do whatever he could for each and every one of us. Indeed as the years passed by several children from our community needed his professional medical care. It was a great comfort to know that someone so devoted and skilled was just around the corner.

We send our deepest sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues at this most difficult time.