On Russian Old New Year’s Eve Gift of Life launched charity raffle to help save children’s lives. Just £15 a ticket for your chance to win amazing prizes and help children beat cancer. The draw will be conducted on 29 January.

Due to the pandemic the friends and supporters of the Foundation were unable to attend the annual Gala and contribute to the charity auction to raise funds for children in Gift of Life’s care. But cancer has not paused for lockdown and help is now needed more than ever. We are welcoming you to take part in a charity raffle with unique prizes donated by partners and friends of the Foundation. Anyone can be a winner. Follow the link to enter today  to help children beat cancer and win one of the amazing prizes.

Gift of Life Raffle

For ten years the Gift of Life Foundation, a sister charity to Russia’s major foundation Podari Zhizn co-founded by actresses Chulpan Khamatova and Dina Korzun, provides children with oncological diseases with vital medications that are not yet available in Russia.

The annual Gift of Life Old Russian New Year’s Eve gala brings together many compassionate people, famous philanthropists and celebrities, ballet and movie stars, including Natalia Osipova, Erik Bulatov, Natalia Vodianova, Antoine Arnault, Vladimir Pozner, Sergei Polunin, Vadim and Igor Vernik, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Leonard Blavatnik, Yevgeny Chichvarkin and Tatiana Fokina, Natasha and Igor Tsukanov, Stephen Fry and Ralph Fiennes. Famous British actor and director has been a long-term supporter of the charity taking part in its charitable events for many years. This year Mr Fiennes has accepted the invitation to become a Patron of Gift of Life joining Princess Catherine Galitzine, Katie Melua, Nika Belotserkovskaya and other Patrons.

Ralph Fiennes and Chulpan Khamatova, @Gift of Life

Since 2011, the Foundation has managed to support nearly 550 applications for ‘life-saving’ medicine and nonmedical treatment and helped over 460 children and their families in Russian clinics. The Gift of Life team has not only raised over £7.7 mln in aid of children in Russia but brought together a number of permanent donors and supporters willing to give back and contribute to this great charity cause.

Ruffle Prize List

1st prize – Priceless, Touched by the hand of history“: A seven-volume collection of “The History of the Russian State” by Boris Akunin (in Russian), each copy signed and stamped by the author.

Boris Akunin, @Gift of Life

2nd prize – ‘Money-can’t-buy‘, “VIP-experience at Russian Film Week”: Two VIP-invitations to the red-carpet opening premiere of the next Russian Film Week in one of London’s top cinemas, including prime seating at the screening, after-party attendance, meeting with the organisers and bespoke film recommendations.

3rd prize – Worth £450, “Contemporary Art Tour/Online Consultation”: Private art tour around the best galleries in London’s East End or a personalised online talk/consultation on “A to Z of Contemporary Art” suitable for the whole family. An expert with ten years’ experience, Olga Ovenden will help you to discover this fascinating world for yourself.

Olga Ovenden, @Gift of Life

4th prize – Worth £300, “Every parent’s dream”: Three-months membership at Arbuzz Lectures children’s readings and discussions club (Under the Blanket). Including an exclusive private theatrical reading of a book in Russian chosen by your child.

5th prize – Worth £150, Ultimate Russian gourmet experience”: Dinner for two at ZIMA Russian Restaurant in London, including infusions tasting.

6th prize – Worth £150, “Spruce up your tree“. Three-piece set of Russian hand-made Christmas tree decorations in vintage style.

The more entries you buy the better chance you have of winning our wonderful prizes. All money raised will be transferred to treatments for children with cancer.

For raffle ticket and terms & condition follow the link at the charity’s website. The raffle will take place on 29 January 2021.