News and events News The Old Russian New Year Charity Raffle The Old Russian New Year charity raffle - win prizes, help children beat cancer! Continuing the tradition of making miracles happen at the Old Russian New Year, Gift of Life is delighted to announce the comeback of our very successful charity raffle. It’s a wonderful way to both enjoy fabulous prizes and help children beat cancer. Take part in the Raffle now! From a single ticket at just £15, you will help Gift of Life provide life-saving medication to children and young adults fighting oncological diseases in Russian hospitals, and also be in with your chance to win: 1st prize - Priceless Star studded edition A special edition of Petrov’s Flu novel by Alexey Salnikov signed by the author, the director of Petrov’s Flu film Kirll Serebrennikov and the main actors Chulpan Khamatova and Semyon Serzin. 2nd prize - 'Money-can’t-buy' VIP-experience at Russian Film Week Two VIP-invitations to the red carpet opening premiere of Russian Film Week 2022 at one of London’s top film venues, including prime seating at the screening, attendance at the after-party, meeting the organisers and bespoke film recommendations. 3rd prize - Worth £180 A long-awaited ZIVERT show Thanks to Inhype Events, one of the most popular Russian pop performers, Julia ZIVERT, is coming to London with a big solo concert! The lucky winner will get two Dancefloor tickets to her London concert in February. Her show is not just a music performance, but a bright and energetic experience. She will be performing her popular tracks, including “Life” – a single that helped ZIVERT gain international fame back in 2018, and took second place in the ranking of the most listened soundtracks in Russia, according to Apple Music. 4th prize - Worth £150 Authentic Russian Banya experience Enjoy the traditional Russian banya and steam sauna at The Bath House in Belgravia. The banya experience is the perfect antidote to intense, hectic, urban lifestyles so branch out from your traditional spa routine with a visit to The Bath House. The Classic package includes full use of the banya facilities for 3 hours for 1 person. You’ll receive the full parenie ritual plus a treatment of your choice (wrap, honey/coffee scrub, soap massage or a traditional Russian massage) and a table in the lounge. In addition, you will you get the iconic Bath House hat as a gift - an essential accessory for any banya and steam sauna. 5th prize - Worth £150 Spruce up your tree Three-piece set of Russian hand-made Christmas tree decorations in vintage style. 6th prize - Worth £75 Private hire at Chelsea Swim Spa Enjoy a relaxed family swim session or celebrate a special occasion at the luxury private hydropool swim spa in the heart of Chelsea, London. The session is for six people including kids. 7th prize - Worth £50 Ultimate crepe gourmet experience Dinner for two at the delicious Chelsea Creperie in Fulham Road, London. Closing date: Sunday 30th January 2022 Draw date: Monday 31st January 2022 Last year’s charity raffle raised nearly £7,000 which helped children like Nikita S from Cheremkhovo, near Irkutsk. Until he was ten, Nikita lived an ordinary life just like thousands of kids, playing football, and dreaming of growing up soon. But things changed dramatically when he suddenly fell seriously ill and was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. This is a rare disease in children and accounts for about 15% of all cases of oncological diseases. Not all hospitals in Russia can treat such serious cases. To maximise his chances for recovery, Nikita was sent to the most advanced cancer clinic in Russia - the Dmitry Rogachev Centre in Moscow, where he was receiving the best possible treatment. Following an unsuccessful first attempt, Nikita underwent a second bone marrow transplantation in July 2021. To prevent serious post-transplant liver complications (veno-occlusive liver disease), Nikita was prescribed a range of highly expensive medication, including 30 vials of Foscavir, a treatment currently unavailable in Russia. Now Nikita feels better and continues antiviral and antifungal therapy at the Centre. It’s only thanks to Gift of Life’s donors that he was able to get his vital treatment and a chance for recovery! Nikita’s story is real example of how small donations add up to make a big difference. Help other kids like him. The more tickets you buy, the more money Gift of Life raises to save lives. Taking part couldn’t be easier - Each entry is just £15 – the more entries you buy the better chance you have of winning our wonderful prizes, including money-can’t-buy items and experiences. - All entries and payments should be made at the Charity Hive platform on or before Sunday 30 January 2022 to ensure you are in the draw which will take place on Monday 31 January 2022. - Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the draw. A list of winning ticket numbers will be made available on this page within 7 days of the draw. Enter the raffle today for your chance to win the prizes and help children! Prizes terms and conditions Prize 1: Delivery is included for UK addresses only. For other destinations, the delivery is to be covered by the winner. Prize 2: The timeline and schedule of Russian Film Week 2022 to be discussed directly with the organisers. Gift of Life isn’t the event owner and holds no responsibility over the dates of the opening ceremony and subsequent events. A meeting with the organisers will be held prior to the festival. Prize 3: Includes access to the Dancefloor area for two people. The concert will take place at indigo at The O2 on 17 February 2022, doors open 18:00. Non-refundable and non-transferable to other performances of the singer. Prize 4: Valid for one person until 01.08.22. Booking in advance is mandatory via [email protected] or 0203 906 2060, please quote your voucher number. The prize carries no cash value. Prize 5: Delivery is included for UK addresses only. For other destinations, the delivery is to be covered by the winner. Prize 6-7: Valid until 31.12.2022. Advance booking is mandatory. No cash prizes are provided as an alternative. To purchase raffle tickets online entrants must be 18 years of age or over. Money raised by this raffle will support the programme work of Gift of Life, registered charity number 1140638. Gift of Life is registered as a small society lottery Promoter Any ticket entries received after the closing date may miss entry into the draw and therefore will be considered as a donation to Gift of Life. Prizes will be allocated in order of the tickets being drawn from the first prize down to the last one. Where the Promoter is unable to contact a prize winner so that a prize remains unclaimed for six months following the first attempt to notify the prize winner, the Promoter may apply the prize as it sees fit, including re-offering the prize in future raffles. For more information please see the Ts&Cs at Charity Hive website at the Raffle page.