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!

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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

Cosmopolitan Chic

We have a fabulous prize from Mandarin Oriental Prague with the perfect nod to our Cocktail theme!

To kick off the evening you’ll pop behind the bar to make your own welcome Bellini. And then with the hard work out of the way you’ll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy some delicious finger food from Spices and more cocktails made by their expert bar tender.

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You’ll stay at the hotel for one night in a Deluxe Suite for two where you’ll be treated to breakfast in bed.

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Your next treat is a beautiful and highly wearable pendent with leather bracelet from the HALADA COSMOS Collection.

Halada.jpgAnd we’re ridiculously excited to have secured our first prize from Jimmy Choo.

The sexy and feminine Lockett Petite shoulder bag, in bottle green velvet, is a statement piece for your new season wardrobe. This detailed bag boasts a unique push lock closure, designed to stay firmly and securely closed. The chain shoulder strap adds a distinct edge, so wear full length on the shoulder for the full effect.

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You’ll also receive a shopping voucher for 10,000 CZK at 5. Avenue in Prague. Jana will help you find the perfect outfit for a special occasion or some stylish gear for your every day life.

This prize will be available in the Live Auction on Saturday. Let battle commence!

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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.

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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

Strengthen your mind and your body with Studio Namaste

Studio Namaste has kindly donated a 5,000 CZK voucher. It can be used for yoga, pilates, chi-toning, BOSU and more. You can opt to join a group or take a private lesson. You can also choose to take lessons on an original Stott Pilates® Reformer.

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Training on this professional pilates equipment promotes overall strength, flexibility, coordination and balance. All exercises performed on the reformer improve posture, core strength and correct muscular-skeletal imbalances.

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Studio Namaste’s fully equipped pilates and yoga studios are located in Prague 6 – Nebušice.

Start your new year resolutions early and bid for this prize in the silent auction.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dress to Impress with Winser London

Winser London has donated a wearable and luxurious dress to our auction.

The Grace Miracle dress certainly has the WOW factor. Grace is cut in a soft cross-over style with a v neck that stops just above the bust. The cool flip collar can be worn turned-up or down and gives a style edge that means business. Grace has 3/4 length sleeves.

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The Grace Miracle Dress is made of double knit jersey Ponte di Roma.

You can choose your dress in any colour and any size.

This dress will make a truly beautiful Christmas gift so keep an eye out for it in the auction on Saturday 3rd December. 

True luxury from HALADA

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

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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 

Thank you! We raised over 2.6 Million CZK!!

Dear Charity Gala supporters

Thank you for joining us on an incredible journey to travel together “Around The World in 80 days”.

We are extremely thankful for your support with prize donations, ticket purchases, auction bids and pledges. Your contributions really do make a difference.

We are delighted to tell you that we again raised over 2.6 million Czech Krowns for our charities on Saturday night.

In 2016, together we will support:

  • University Hospital Motol: The Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology treats children with cancer. We raised enough money for new chair-beds for the wards and the purchase of infusion pumps.
  • University Hospital Motol: The department of ENT/ORL treats congenital disorders of the Head and Neck, and Hearing. We will purchase specialist state of the art surgical equipment to enable finer surgical techniques.
  • Diakonie Center: Diakonie supports families of children with mental, physical or multiple disabilities. This year we will pay for renovation of the garden.
  • Beroun Children’s Home: Beroun is a residential home for complex need’s children. Our contributions fund horse-riding lessons, swimming lessons, pet therapy, music therapy and trips to the salt caves.
  • Skiing for the Disabled: This year we will buy a mono-ski.
  • Pink Crocodile School Prague: Pink Crocodile helps complex needs children. We will support activities including physiotherapy plus drama and dance in 2016.
  • Dedina Center: Dedina offers a support system for adults with impaired vision and we will support their rehabilitation program.
  • Broken Silence Foundation: Broken Silence supports deaf children after their cochlear implant surgery. We will support the annual summer auditory verbal camp.

For more information on our charities please go to our charity pages. You can keep in touch with the projects that we support through our blog and through Facebook.

With sincere thanks

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

Modern Family Portraiture

We’re happy to introduce you to another new sponsor, Junko d. Photography.

Junko d. Photography is a boutique studio which specialises in modern portraiture of children and their families. The photographer captures your family in an original, artistic and natural way.

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The Charity Gala voucher includes:

  • A pre-session meeting
  • Up to two hours of photography in the location of your choice
  • A viewing session to select three complimentary portraits.

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We guarantee that you’ll have fun working with Junko d. Photography and that you will treasure your photographs for life. Look out for this prize in the silent auction on Saturday night.

Active Escape

We’re delighted to introduce you to one of our new sponsors, Čapí Hnízdo – “the Stork’s Nest”.

Čapí Hnízdo is an outstanding resort situated in the heart of the picturesque Benešov landscape, not far from Prague. The team at Čapí Hnízdo has kindly donated a voucher for one night’s accommodation for a family of four, including breakfast and the activities of your choice.

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Everyone has a different idea about how to unwind and at Čapí Hnízdo you’ll be spoilt for choice.  Activities include:

  • Wellness/fitness
  • Bowling/pétanque
  • Outdoor tennis courts, multipurpose playing field with artificial turf
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Boating and fishing on our lake
  • Fully equipped outdoor playground for children
  • Golf academy
  • Riding lessons in a unique, modern facility
  • Pony rides for children
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Visits to stables to see horses, ponies and other animals
  • Visits to pastures and paddocks to see other livestock.

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You can also take a dip in the heated pool, enjoy the jacuzzi, soak up the heat in the Finnish or steam saunas and then unwind in the comfortable relaxation area.

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Get ready to bid on this wonderful treat for all the family.