News and events Events Mad tea party 2018 Mad Tea Party 2018 is coming! Register your Mad Tea Party fundraising campaign today. Mad Tea Party, or Bezumnoe Chaepitie, is an annual charity initiative held on the 26th of November to mark the birthday of Podari Zhizn, our sister charity foundation. The idea behind Mad Tea Party is to raise a cup of tea, or coffee, to Podari Zhizn’s achievements and support children with cancer. Around 300 tea parties across Russia, Europe and the rest of the world made over £42,000 when the first Mad Tea Party happened back in 2014. Gift of Life supporters alone raised over £10,000 with just over 20 big and small tea parties from London to Paris to Tokyo, and back via the USA in 2015. The year 2016 was truly outstanding: Gift of Life supporters alone gathered over £25,400 through more than 30 tea parties in London, Leeds, Oxford, Berlin, New York, and other cities. The overall donation Mad Tea Party was over £68,000 including parties in Russia. In 2017 donations to Mad Tea Party appeal exceeded £10,000 - with the money mostly raised at the private Afternoon Tea with Princess Catherine Galitzine, our patron. This year we are aiming to raise more and hoping that you can support us and host your own Mad Tea Party for friends, families, and colleagues around the 26th of November. Get together, brew a pot of flavoursome tea, indulge in a piece of cake, donate generously to little patients in Russian hospitals, and share the word across social networks with #madteaparty #безумноечаепитие. Enjoy your tea and make it count. Spasibo! *** The first Mad Tea Party 2018 was hosted by the charity at Zima Russian Restaurant in collaboration with Russian bloggers. Booking for this event has now closed.