Brilliant Result!

Dear friends

Thank you for supporting the 2018 Charity Gala. The event was a huge success and we are delighted to tell you that 2018 was our most successful gala ever taking our grand total to over 43 Million CZK.

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!

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 of Tomas Cesalek’s photographs in the gallery on his website. Please feel free to download and share.

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

Jumeirah Hotels Dubai and Jimmy Choo Handbag

We are excited to be able to offer you a two-hotel luxury stay in Dubai with Jumeirah, a beautiful Jimmy Choo handbag, a Guerlain facial voucher and dinner in Bellevue.  

Four Nights with Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts

We have two nights for two people at two luxurious Jumeirah hotels in Dubai.

Juneirah Al Qasr, Dubai

Designed in the style of a Sheikh’s summer residence, a majestic experience welcomes you to Jumeirah Al Qasr. Guest rooms are decorated in traditional Arabian style and have stunning views to the sea

Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, Dubai

Set amongst tranquil gardens, waterways, exclusive pools and Madinat Jumeirah’s private beach, the summerhouses of Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf offer elegant and spacious guest rooms and courtyards, personalised and generous butler service and an understated Arabian luxury experience. 

Dubai’s longest private beach is only steps away, as well as the many facilities within Madinat Jumeirah Resort.  Guests of both hotels have unlimited access to Wild Wadi Waterpark.

Lockett Petite Paloma Bag by Jimmy Choo 

Jimmy Choo’s Lockett Petite shoulder bag is a real statement piece. The chain shoulder strap adds a distinct edge so wear it full length on the shoulder for the full effect.


  • Vintage etched metallic spazzolato
  • Adjustable chain strap with knot
  • Push lock closure with Jimmy Choo logo
  • Interior embossed Jimmy Choo logo
  • 1 main compartment
  • Bag Measures: L 21 x H 15 x W 6cm
  • Made in Italy

This package also includes a Guerlain facial voucher and a 10,000 CZK voucher for Bellevue restaurant in Prague. 

Available in the Live Auction on Saturday night. Let battle commence! 

#Jumeirah #JimmyChoo #Guerlain #Bellevue #LiveAuction

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