How best to celebrate centenary of a country? Our volunteers insist – with charity drinks
Networking + drinks reception + charity auction marking Latvia’s centenary.
Event is organized by a UK registered charity (Reg No 1161932) www.givingforlatvia.com with support of Embassy of Latvia in the UK / Latvijas vēstniecība Lielbritānijā.
Established in 2009 by a group of young Latvian professionals working in London, the aim of Giving for Latvia is to provide aid to children and parents who have suffered from emotional and physical abuse, and to those disadvantaged by age, disability, financial problems and other hardships.
Most of our focus in the past years has been on supporting children from children’s and women’s crisis centres in Latvia. Every year around 1,200 children find short term refuge in the 7 regional crisis centres run by Latvijas bernu fonds alone. These children have suffered emotional, physical or sexual violence in their own families. Giving for Latvia supports these crisis centres with equipment – starting with ball pits, board games, sport’s equipment and ending with cameras to help police work and interview dolls for sexual violence cases. As the annual donation amounts have increased, we have also been able to extend support to charities for special needs kids and smaller charities in rural areas of Latvia that work with disadvantaged kids.
All activities are arranged by unpaid volunteers and patrons. 100% of any donations are directed to the beneficiaries.
Tickets for this event are £35pp, of which £15 will cover the costs and £20 is a donation that Giving for Latvia will use towards grants for projects developed by children’s charities in Latvia. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.
For those of you, who cannot join the evening, your donations towards 5 charity pledges in celebration of the Centenary of Latvia will be gratefully received.