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The Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom

LCCUK Charity Ball 2016

The Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom (LCCUK)

Under the Patronage of the Embassy of Lithuania

Invites you to the Annual Charity Ball

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of LCCUK

 An event in support of the charity ‘Mamų Unija’ 

At The Savoy Hotel, London

Friday, 4th November 2016

Join us and our patron, the Lithuanian Ambassador Asta Skaisgiryte for the Charity Ball 2016 – to celebrate the LCCUK’s 10th Anniversary and to contribute to the important cause. This year all proceeds will be donated to ‘Mamu Unija’ (‘Mothers’ Union’), a Lithuanian foundation established to help children with cancer and their families.

This memorable evening will be held  on  at one of London’s grandest and most glamorous settings The Savoy Hotel Lancaster Ballroom, an eminent venue overlooking the River Thames.  Refined design, dramatic architectural details and sparkling chandeliers will set the tone for this magnificent event.

The evening will commence with a champagne reception, followed by a three-course dinner with coffee and petit fours. The programme will include performances and speeches by our esteemed Guests of Honour and a live charity auction in support of foundation ‘Mamu Unija’.

Dress code: Black tie/evening dress

Reception 7pm/Carriages 1am

LCCUK’s President Egonas Jakimavičius commented: “We are proud that our Annual Charity Ball has become a cherished tradition. We are also proud that at last year’s Charity Ball we raised over twenty thousand pounds for ‘Jaunimo Linija, the non-profit organisation working for suicide prevention among young Lithuanians. I believe we can do even better this year to help the Mothers’ Union, a foundation established to help children with cancer and their families in Lithuania. This is also a wonderful opportunity to acquire incredible experiences, prizes and important works of Lithuanian art at our charity auction, to enjoy performances by famous Lithuanian musicians and have a good time at one of London’s most celebrated, iconic and exclusive venues – The Savoy Hotel.”

The Lithuanian Ambassador remarked: “It is a noble deed to help those in need. I am delighted that LCCUK’s Annual Charity Balls has grown into a meaningful tradition, bringing together Lithuanian and British business communities in the UK. I wish every success for the event and urge everyone to make a contribution to the ‘Mamu Unija’ foundation.”

LCCUK and the British-Lithuanian community remain dedicated to supporting industry, education and charitable causes in Lithuania and the UK.

Mamu-unija-LOGO_01_The purpose of the Charity Ball is to raise funds for the selected charity – ‘Mamu Unija’ (‘Mothers’ Union’) www.mamuunija.lt We are proud to announce that all proceeds will be donated to the charity.

‘Mamu Unija’ (Mothers’ Union), a non-profit organisation, established in 2008 by a cancer surviving photographer Eglė Mėlinauskienė and  TV host Rūta Mikelkevičūtė. It has successfully accomplished several important projects and works closely with Lithuanian businesses. As many as 100 children are treated for cancer in Lithuania each year. Families affected by this illness have to face psychological as well as financial challenges.

This charitable foundation takes care of every Lithuanian child from newborns to 18 years of age affected by cancer.  This organisation purchases non-compensated drugs, pays for children’s treatment abroad, when treatment in Lithuania is not available. In addition, „Mamų unija“provides the necessary medical equipment and hygiene products, organises therapeutic weekly workshops for children and their parents. The founders of the Mothers’ Union have an ambitious plan to build a Family Home – the place where the families of children with cancer can stay during the time of their medical examinations and treatment www.seimosnamuciai.lt

If solidarity could help to save a life, could there be a better cause? Join us to support Lithuanian children in their battle with cancer.

Guests of honours

Sir Roger Gifford, 685th Lord Mayor of the City of London.  Head of SEB Bank in the UK and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania. Also known for his generous donations to various charitable causes

Vygaudas Ušackas - European Union Ambassador to the Russian Federation

Mr Edward Lucas – Senior Editor at The Economist, an expert on Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, covering this region for The Economist for 20 years.

HE Ambassador

Charity Ball 2016 Patron – Ms Asta Skaisiryte, Ambassador of Lithuania to the Court of St James’s.

Event Host

Zivile Kropaite is an award-winning journalist. Her radio programmes have won prizes in different journalism competitions in Lithuania. Earlier this year Zivile hosted the grand concert to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Lithuanian national broadcaster.

Performers

Laura Zigmantaite Mezzo-soprano opera singer with international awards and roles in a wide variety of operas

Monika Liu
Award -winning Lithuanian and International jazz vocalist

Eduardas Armonas
Award-winning guitarist from Lithuania, now based in the UK. He performs regularly in London and at festivals and venues across Europe

Location

Strand, London WC2R, UK

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Address: Lithuania House, 2 Bessborough Gardens, London
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