The Annual Charity Ball and Auction in London have turned into a tradition that “Giving for Latvia” volunteers hope to uphold for many years to come. The latest event held in May 2015 raised a solid £4,500 towards the children’s and young mother’s crisis centres in Latvia.

Traditions are not that difficult to initiate, as proven by one of our long time supporters, the Latvian Embassy in UK. The Embassy has been able to add a “British Royal touch” to our charity auctions for two years in a row. The story goes as follows. A year ago the Embassy gifted an amazing lot that was added to our 2014 charity auction – a “rocking horse fit for a Prince”. It was the exact double of the traditional wooden rocking horse that the Ambassador had honour to present to the British Royal family, Prince William and Catherine Middleton, on the occasion of the birth of their son Prince George. For the most recent 2015 charity auction the Embassy kindly donated a similarly invaluable lot – a “teddy fit for a Princess”. The double of the gift had been just presented to Catherine Middleton and Prince William for the very recent birth of Princess Charlotte. Needless to say the lots with the Royal connections have been massively popular with the auction bidders and brought substantial sums for the crisis centres.

We hope to be able to preserve this “Royal touch” tradition for the upcoming charity events. No pressure on the Royal couple of course.

“Giving for Latvia” owes warm thanks to all the supporters of the 2015 charity event: The Embassy of Latvia in UK and His Excellency Mr. Andris Teikmanis – and its founder and Chair Ruta Dimanta – master of ceremony at the ball Andrejs Ritins – Nora Bite Trio – restaurant “Vincents” and Martins Ritins – restaurant Vest – VigoPortraits – control drivers 333 – wind tunnel Aerodium – tour operator TravelJam – Vingro Sev – Cita Rota Lielvardes belt pattern shawl producer – birch sap experts Libertu family Pop-up Gallery – Klippan Saule – The Grange Hotel – light and sound specialists – news portal AngloBalticNewsnews portal portal  – news portal Briva Latvija – Facebook group for Latvians in London “LaLonda”.

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