2012 / 13


Monetary donations 

£1,719 were raised during our 2012 charity auction.

Latvian artist who organized the private viewing and charity auction:
– Natalie Richy

Latvian musicians who contributed to the evening’s success:
– Kristine Balanas (violin) and Margarita Balanas (cello)

The funds were used to buy various goods for 10 Latvian children crisis centres, Latvian SOS Children Villages, and 4 children from Briezuciems.

Donations in kind 

690kg (1,520lbs) of clothes, games, and toys were donated by parents from Latvian School in London, London Latvian families, parents from Maria Grey Nursery School and other beneficiaries. These were delivered to Latvia free of charge, courtesy of airBaltic and DiamondTS, and distributed among 6 crisis centres.


– A Canadian Latvian wishing to donate handmade crocheted goods was put in touch with Crisis centre for women „Mīlgāvis“, Riga

A young professional moving to a different location asked his employer to ship some of his furniture from UK to Latvia. We suggested to deliver these to Maras Centrs, Riga