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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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

Passion Chocolate Boutique

Thank you to Passion Chocolate Boutique for providing us with delights for our goodie bags.  This Prague-based chocolatier specialises in delicious chocolate tablets and pralines made in the Belgian tradition.

Passion Chocolate

The striking colour combinations and elegant tablet shape make Passion Chocolate candy for the eyes as well as for the sweet tooth.  While their boutique is located a bit outside the centre, the good news is that delivery is free for orders over 1,000 CZK.

Tel: +420 777 808 722