2018 / 19

Monetary donations:

Received and earmarked for grants:
– £7,300 raised during the 2018 Charity Ball and Auction,
£400 earmarked for Social enterprise Visi Var (Everyone Can) as launched by Ceribu Sparni (Wings of Hope)
£560 earmarked for pre and post natal depression charity Debesmanna 
–  £600 raised (fundraising was initiated in early 2018) in cooperation with the Embassy of Latvia in the UK with donations earmarked for women’s rights organisation Marta
–  £138 raised by Will from France who run spontaneous half-marathon in Riga as part of running100+ series of 60 runs across 60 European culture capitals over 120 days 
– £270 raised by our supporter during a charity BBQ, with donations earmarked for a charity from Rezekne, where the supporter’s roots are from
– £435 raised by our pioneer “birthday donor on Facebook”
–  over £1,000 raised
(fundraising continues) in cooperation with Bērzes Strazdi – Labdarība with donations earmarked for robotics classes in several social services schools across Latvia

Donations in kind:

850kg of donations in kind received from Londonas Latviešu Skola, distributed in Latvia with support of Latvijas Bērnu Fonds


Distance translators have assisted:



Usage of funds / grants: 

– £400 earmarked for Social enterprise Visi Var (Everyone Can) as launched by Ceribu Sparni (Wings of Hope)
£560 earmarked for Debesmanna
– £600 earmarked for Marta
– £1,000
earmarked for robotics in social services schools project of Bērzes Strazdi – Labdarība 
 Grant competition was launched in summer 2018. Payments towards the winning projects will be processed during late 2018. Full list of beneficiaries to be available in summer 2019. Our financial year ends in April. Full financial reports are prepared in August of the same year. 


Sincere thanks from our team of volunteers: 

We are extremely grateful to all and everyone, who supported the 2018 Charity Ball and Auction:

Embassy of Latvia in the UK / Latvijas vēstniecība Lielbritānijā and Ambassador Baiba Braže, masters of the ceremony Lauma Skruzmane andAleksis Razmuss , musicians Martins Smaukstelis, Kristina Bistriha and Veronika Rinkule, and the wonderful guests.

Thanks to the donors of auction prizes Latvijas Hokeja federācijaRoberts BukartsJeļena OstapenkoInstrumentiSoulstones by Agnese ZeltinaIzklaides parks “Avārijas brigāde” , Laimas šokolādes muzejsMayraHotel & Restaurant NeiburgsHotel Radi un draugi Riga Old TownRestorāns “Niklāvs”The Grange Holborn HotelElina Briede Jewelry, Ieva Cipruse, Ieva Ādamsone, SilkForPassion, Juris Gavars, ManDala, Emmi Designdeco, Ieva Ekmane, Ieva Bondare, grupa Dzeguzīte un Raimonds Pauls, Henna Guru Inese Dāvidsone, TRU:DE, Linda Ķuze, 6minutes365days, Sanda Krasta, Gundega Bičevska, Zane ZaharovaBrain Games LVRozes Bode, AnitasHandmade, Rūķīšu tēja, Communication ART un Vivita Leismane, Dobeles dzirnavnieksBalzambārs, Andris Bulis, Guntars Račs, Ilze Tigule, Laura Blumberga, Linda Mūrniece, Aija Andrejeva, Astro’n’out (Official), Irma Kalniņa, City MountaineeringGR Order, Karogu virtenes.

And supporters Daugavas Vanagu Fonds Lielbritānijā Daugavas Vanagu Fonda Londonas nodaļa, Latvian Professionals in London, TautaLaLondaLondonas LatviešiLatviesiem.co.ukLatviesi.comBrīvā LatvijaAnglo Baltic NewsLatvians in the UK, Latvians in the UK News.

Photographer Gary Parravani

And our dear partner Debesmanna.com