2016 / 17

Monetary donations:

Received and earmarked for grants:
– £2,298 (including £565 carried forward from 2015/16 FY) raised by ex-Ambassador of Latvia to UK Andris Teikmanis
– £3,086 raised by brothers Prokofjevs with 1/3 of donations earmarked for Children’s Hospital Foundation in Latvia
£646 raised by Iveta Parravani,
with donations earmarked for Debesmanna
 £250 raised during Embassy Women’s Day Event
with donations earmarked for Martas Centrs
– Additional unrestricted donations carried forward from previous financial year £125
– Further donations of £637 received during the financial year via online donation sites

Donations in kind:

400kgs / 750 children’s winter coats surplus received in December 2016 from Hands on London. With support of airBaltic these were shipped to Latvia in February 2017. Latvian Children’s Fund coordinated distribution of the coats to the crisis centres in Zante, Dobele, Valmiera, Balvi and an independent school in Preili.


– A professional teacher of English enquired if she can volunteer and give English lessons to needy children. With the help of Latvijas Bernu Fonds we directed her to rehabilitation centre “Mes esam līdzās

Distance translators have assisted:

– ziedot.lv

Usage of funds / grants: 

– £1,030 earmarked for “Drošais apmetnis” of Children’s Hospital Foundation to improve infrastructure for prematurely born babies in major Latvian cities
£646 earmarked for Debesmanna
 £250 earmarked for “Martas Centrs”

– £5112.44 carried forward