Brilliant Result…8,000,000 CZK!

Dear friends

Thank you for supporting the 2018 Charity Gala. The event was a huge success and we are delighted to tell you that we raised a whopping 8 million Czech Krowns. This makes 2018 our most successful gala ever. 

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

We are extremely grateful for your kind donations and will work closely with our charities to ensure that all the money raised is put to good use.

In 2019, we will work with the following charities:

  • Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, University Hospital Motol: Our donations will be used to purchase specialist equipment to help both the diagnosis and treatment of children with cancer.
  • Diakonie Center: Diakonie supports people with mental, physical and multiple disabilities and their families. Our donations will be used to improve the environment and purchase specialist equipment.
  • Beroun Children’s Home: Beroun is a residential home for complex needs children. Our contributions will fund horse-riding lessons, swimming lessons, pet therapy, music therapy and trips to the salt caves.  
  • Skiing for the disabled: Charity Gala donations will be used to train instructors and fund courses for disabled adults and children.
  • Faculty Hospital Kralovske Vinohrady: Charity Gala supports work with newborn babies. Our donations will be used to purchase surgical equipment for oncology patients.
  • Dedina Center:Dedina offers a support system for adults with impaired vision. Our money will be used to support a program aimed at fostering greater independence.
  • Broken Silence Foundation: Broken Silence supports deaf children after their cochlear implant surgery. Gala funds will be invested in surgical equipment for Motol ORL and to support families of newly diagnosed children.

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

All the very best for a happy and healthy year ahead. 

Charity Gala Committee

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

Charity Gala 2018 Photos

The Official 2018 Charity Gala photos are now live! 

We’ve posted many of the photos on Facebook so please feel free to download and share.

Charity Gala Committee 2018
Our very own MC’s Paul and Gary with our forever DJ Tim Otis
Pavel, Marketa and the team at Mlynec

You can see all the photos that Tomas Cesalek, our photographer, took in the 2018 Charity Gala Gallery on Tomas’ website. 

We take care to only post photos of you looking fun and fabulous but if for any reason you see a photo that you would like us to remove from either Facebook or Tomas’ website please get in touch.

We hope you like them! 

Meet Big Boy!

Our live auction cuddly toys have always raised significant amounts of money.

It says a lot about the spirit of the evening when our guests give for the sake of it and often send the prize back to be re-auctioned for an even higher amount.

Some giant cuddly toys have made perfect presents for small children and others now live in the charity homes that we support.

Be prepared to fight hard for Big Boy as some committee members have become particularly attached to him over the past few weeks!

Big Boy is from Hamley’s and will be auctioned with a cooking class for ten people at Laboratorio Aromi.

#LiveAuction #Hamleys

The Sneak Peek!

Here’s a sneak peek of the 2018 Charity Gala Live Auction packages.

1 Private African Safari

  • Four nights for 8 guests at the Jejane Game Farm, close to the Kruger National Park
  • Fully inclusive catering with private chef for lunch and dinner
  • Personal bush guide, bush transport and airport pickup
  • 3 course dinner for 6, Nebu Restaurant Pan Asian Grill, Prague

2 Ballet and all things British

  • Four tickets to the Opening Night of She Persisted by the English National Ballet at Sadlers Well Theatre, April 4th, 2019 (non-transferable)
  • Voucher £100 for Sophie’s Steak House 
  • Ten silver plated shot glasses from British Silverware
  • Winser London cashmere jumper

3 Red Bull Air Race Budapest

  • Four VIP (all inclusive) tickets, plus hotel, 13-14th July, 2019\
  • Voucher 10,000CZK Mlynec

4 Luxury Villa Cyprus

  • One week at Villa Victoria, Paphos, Cyprus, 
  • 75 metres from the sea,, pool
  • Sleeps 9, five double bedrooms
  • Voucher 10,000CZK V Zátiší

5 “Prague Red Tile Roofs” Oil Painting by Onishenko 

  • Oil on canvas, 90cm x 90cm

6 Duplex: Evening with Fat Boy Slim 

  • Four tickets to see Fat Boy Slim at Duplex, May 24th 2019
  • Dinner plus all night champagne, cocktails, wines and spirits
  • VIP table with personal hostess
  • Photographs with Fat Boy Slim, Green Room access
  • Limo service  

7 You can’t Trump this Prize

  • Cosy cottage for 8 people in Coolbaun, Tippererary with well stocked bar and fridge for one week
  • Open bar tab all week at the local pub, Hannigans
  • Luxury cruise across Lough Derg to the Whiskey Still for dinner
  • Fourball at the Trump International Links Golf Resort, Doonbeg
  • Fourball at Portumna Golf Course
  • Fourball at Nenagh Golf Course  

8 Prague 1 Luxe

  • Roberto Coin bracelet
  • Richmond leather weekend bag 
  • Fornasetti plate
  • Voucher 20,000CZK George Prime Steak 

9 Whiskey Cavalier

  • Kampa Park Vltava champagne cruise on “Galatea” and 5-course degustation menu with wine pairing for 8 guests
  • Day on the set of ‘Whiskey Cavalier” as an extra
  • Case of Magnums Griffon de Baron 2015
  • Case of  Petit Figeac 2014 
  • Case of  Aiguilhe 2014

10 Jimmy Choo & Dubai

  • Lockett Petit Paloma Bag, Jimmy Choo
  • Two nights at Jumeirah Al Qasr, Dubai
  • Two nights at Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, Dubai
  • Necklace from DNA Personalizing Luxury
  • Guerlain facial
  • Voucher 10,000CZK for Restaurant Bellevue

11 Big Boy

  • Hamley’s large soft teddy bear 
  • Voucher for 10 people cooking class at Laboratorio Aromi

Some details my change so please listen carefully on the night. 

Budapest Red Bull Air Race

A lucky winner will get FOUR VIP tickets to the Red Bull Air Race in Budapest on 13-14 July 2019.

The Red Bull Air Race sees pilots fly through a low-level racetrack in the fastest possible time in an attempt to win races and claim the overall World Championship title.

As one of the most popular locations for the race, the Hungarian capital always pulls in a monumental crowd to witness the racing action.

The winner will enjoy unrivalled views of the race track from a terrace whilst experiencing the five-star service of Red Bull’s Sky Lounge package which includes a gourmet menu and dedicated waiter service to keep your drinks topped up all day.

In addition to having the best seats in the house, an electrifying atmosphere, first-class service and exquisite catering, you’ll also get access to the pilots, race teams and race planes.

RB Flying Bulls .jpg

Prize summary

  • Red Bull Air Race Hungary, 13-14 July 2019
  • Sky Lounge VIP+ access for two people
  • Complimentary gourmet food and drinks throughout the day
  • VIP access to the pilots, race teams and race planes
  • Access to the Red Bull Air Race After Party
  • Two nights accommodation in Budapest
  • PLUS a 10,000 CZK voucher for Mlynec Restaurant in Prague.

If you’re looking for an experience that money simply cannot buy then get ready to bid for this incredible prize in the Charity Gala Live Auction

#LiveAuction #Experience #RedBull 

Kempinski Grand Hotel High Tatras

The Kempinski High Tatras has yet again generously donated a luxurious break for two at the spectacular Grand Hotel High Tatras in Slovakia.


Escape your everyday life and discover unspoilt nature, magnificent landscapes and endless relaxation on the shores of the glacial lake Strbske Pleso.

Grand Hotel High Tatras

This popular prize includes a three night stay in a deluxe double room with buffet breakfast for two people. It also includes unlimited access to the Zion Luxury Spa.

Pool with a view

Look out for this fabulous prize in the Silent Auction on Saturday night. 

VIP Golf at Casa Serena

Win a VIP day for four at the invite-only Casa Serena Chateau and Golf Resort.


Casa Serena is located just an hour’s drive from Prague, close to the historical town of Kutná Hora. The private course is used exclusively by the executives and guests of Foxconn and we are delighted to be able to offer it to you.

It is considered to be one of the best golf courses in the Czech Republic and has been a popular stop on the European Senior Tour for the last ten years.

Your VIP package includes:

  • Green fees
  • Free buggies/trollies
  • All day catering including breakfast, in-game snack and dinner after the game
  • Golf memorabilia including Gallaway caps, golf umbrellas and golf balls.  

You will also win two three hour player assessments from Golf Academy

Casa Serena was a hugely popular prize last year and we’re very excited to be able to offer it to you again in our Silent Auction. Golfers get ready to swing into action and place your bids on Saturday night!

#SilentAuction #Golf #VIP #CasaSerena