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Christmas Calendars by Zoe Wittering

05/12/2016



Do your Christmas shopping from your armchair. 2017 calendars and winter prints with 25% going to ARC. Cost per calendar R 2000. English and Russian versions available. To order contact zoewittering@me.com

Our 12th Russian Fairy Tale fundraising ball took place on Saturday, 8th October at the Metropol hotel, Moscow.

12/10/2016

The event raised nearly $240,000, a result, which will enable us to provide fourteen Russian charities with financial and strategic support.

We would like to thank our generous and loyal sponsors, Antarctic World Club, Baker Botts, Clifford Chance, KPMG, Meridian Capital, Metropolis Shopping Centre, P&G, Soyuzneftegaz and White & Case. Also the Metropol and Mr Klyachin for the free venue and generous donation, Bacardi for the cocktails and vodka, Fort for the wine and soft drinks, Ribambelle for the deserts and loyal support, Ritz Carlton for the free accommodation, all the artist who donated their works to the auction and the young volunteers from AAS, Mocow. Christie's London for conducting the auction, Tina Kuznetsova and Arizona for their musical talent, Tutta Larsen for her charm and presenting skills, Open Art Theatre and Oleg Ageev's Jazz Quartet for the performance, Veretentze for the songs and James Iyengar and SAB music for the production. Big thanks go to our dream committee for working hard and not taking no for an answer, Anna Musakhanova, Assia Atracheva, Elena Grechina, Olga Grudinina, Olga Ioffe Kasher, Sarah Philps our founder and Director, Preslava Fentham-Fletcher Director, Rachel Smith our secretary and Zoe Wittering for the photography and dedication. Finally and most importantly we thank each and every one of you for being our guest, for respecting Action for Russia’s Children and helping us celebrate 21 years of hard work

11th Action for Russia's Children ball

29/09/2015

 

 



The 11th Action for Russia’s Children fundraising ball took place on Saturday, 26th September at the Metropol hotel, Moscow. The event raised over $265,000, a result, which will enable us to provide fourteen Russian charities with financial and strategic support.

We would like to thank our generous and loyal sponsors, BP, Baker Botts, Chevron, Clifford Chance, Exxon Mobil, Freedom Asset Managers, KPMG, LifeScan, Meridian Capital, P&G, Soyuzneftegaz and White & Case. Also the Metropol for the free venue and generous donation, Abrau Durso for the champagne, Bacardi for the cocktails and vodka, Pepsi for the soft drinks, Ritz Carlton for the free accommodation, all the artist who donated their works to the auction and the young people in the charities we fund who donated their works for the silent auction. Denis Mazhukov for his musical talent and generosity, John Warren for his charm and presenting skills, Galla Dance and Integrated theatre group Krug 2 for the performances and James Iyengar and SAB music for the production. Big thanks go to our dream committee for working hard and not taking no for an answer, Anna Musakhanova, Assia Atracheva, Alexandra Torre, Diana Negina, Olga Grudinina, Olga Ioffe Kasher, Samatha Volkov, Sarah Philps our founder and Director, Preslava Fentham-Fletcher Director, Rachel Smith our secretary and Zoe Wittering for the photography and dedication. Finally and most importantly we thank each and every one of you for being our guest, for respecting Action for Russia’s Children and helping us celebrate 20 years of groundbreaking work.

 Your ARC Team

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

18/12/2013

 Dear ARC friends, thank you for your support. 

One day of Hippotheraphy

26/05/2012

It was nice to come and see for the first time an open lesson for the Hippo-therapy. You can see truly magnificent changes in the child when he comes to the podium and gets ready for the horse. His eyes become very shiny and you can see all the feelings are coming through them. I have asked my 5 year old son  what did he feel when he went on a horse for the first time, to which he replied: "Like a butterfly!"

That’s what exactly they feel, the disabled kids who come to Preodolenie –L stable for another little dream…to feel like a butterfly! I am very happy that we can give them those possibilities for them and even more to give them a chance to look forward for their next goal in life! Perhaps to walk unaided.      

Alyona Wrong, ARC Coordinator for Preodolenie- L

Thank you very much

to New York Bakery for providing the bagels

to British Embassy DSFA for sponsoring therapy rides for a child for a year

to Merrill Lynch for sponsoring 10 children`s therapy

to ALCOA for visiting us last summer and helping us with a big festival

to ARC for providing the fence and the new asphalt surface to be installed soon

 

 

Bagels donated by New York Bakery

25/05/2012

New York Bakery donated 2,500 yummy bagels to four of the charities we support: CCP, Taganka Children's Fund, Vverh and Preodoleine-L. 

These delicious goods arrived in perfect timing for the graduation celebrations of the projects and were thoroughly enjoyed by the children and their families. Special thanks to Brad and Julia Garin, the owners of NY Bakery, for the generous donation. There were many  smiles and full tummies all round

www.newyorkbakery.ru  

 

BWC Donation to ARC

20/04/2012

BWC donates 15,000 roubles to ARC

Many thanks to the BWC for the kind donation of 15,000 roubles which was raised from the Christmas Fair held in the embassy this year.  Thank you for your support!

Cranston Family Donation

20/04/2012

Cranston Family Book Sale!

Suzanne  Cranston and her family recently held a book sale and raised an impressive 90,000 roubles, which they have kindly donated to fo ARC.  This money is to be divided between two new projects, Krug and Solnechny Mir.  Krug will use their 45,000 roubles to part-fund the places of 5 disabled children from impoverished families, so that they can now attend the Summer 2012 theatre camp.

Many thanks to the Cranstons for this generous donation, especially to Alistair, Iain & Kate for adding money from their allowances to round the final figure up!

All best wishes to the Cranstons when they leave Moscow this Summer, their support of ARC over the years has been much appreciated.

 

Sport Relief Charity Event 2012

16/03/2012

We are happy to be one of the the two beneficiary charities together with Taganka Children's Fund. 

Join us at this family event on Saturday, 17th March from 13:30 at Novaya Liga Sports Centre, 56 Suschevskiy Val. The BBC will be filming the day, featuring the Mile Run/ Walk on BBC Worldwide.  So this might be your chance to wave to the folks at home.

Donation for participation in the Mile is 200 roubles – payable on the day. All proceeds will go to the charities.

 

 

Good Deeds Initiative receive Go-Kart

15/01/2012


This petrol engine go-kart was kindly given to ARC by Leigh & Nick Brassington who were moving back to Australia.  Some maintenance will be needed before it is back in good working condition and so we decided to offer it to Good Deeds Initiative, who were delighted to receive it. 

One of the GDI team leaders, Grisha Kvyatkowsky, came to collect the go kart so that the youngsters can start working on it.  Grisha will be coordinating this particular project.

We look forward to being able to report on the go kart once it is finished and in use!

 

   

 

ARC is the beneficiary charity of the 2011 Annual British Alumni Club Christmas Party.

13/12/2011

On 13th Dec The British Ambassador to Russia, Tim Barrow, welcomed over 100 Alumni Club members to the Residence to network and celebrate the festive period.  Our Director, Shona McGrahan, intoduced ARC and spoke about the work we do in Russia.

We would like to thank the British Ambassador for his warm welcome and the British Alumni Club for participating in our lottery and helping us to raise 46,000 Rubles on the night. Kindest thanks go to our sponsors Guerlain for donating their most exquisite perfumes as lottery prizes, Lindt for the scrumptious chocolate and Cutty Sark for the Whisky.

 

  



"Moscow Mellow Divas" Christmas concerts in aid or ARC

09/12/2011

Warm thanks to the "Moscow Mellow Divas" choir for making us one of the beneficiaries of their Christmas concerts, which took place on 7th and 9th December 2011. We enjoyed listening to you in the beautiful setting of the Norwegian embassy while tasting delicious mince pies and wine.

Your performance certainly put us in the right mood for Christmas. 

Thank you again, Divas for raising 60,000 Roubles for ARC!

 

 

 

Shona McGrahan has been awarded an MBE

01/01/2011

ARC is proud to announce that Shona McGrahan has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours list, in recognition of her dedication to ARC and the mission of the charity.

Christmas cards and Note cards

25/12/2010

ARC Christmas cards are on sale all year round. We have several designs to choose from and delivery can be arranged. Please contact Shona McGrahan at shonahat@gmail.com

New—don't miss our fantastic new range of ARC Giftwrap and Cards

Note cards

17/09/2010

A selection of 5 traditional and 5 modern Russian scenes, painted by Moscow artists.

To order please contact: Shona McGrahan at shonahat@gmail.com

Giftwrap

20/10/2009

Traditional Russian images painted by students at the Anglo American School of Moscow.

Christmas Cards 300r per pack

20/10/2009

Kids Collage—designed by by students at the Anglo American School of Moscow. 10 Cards and envelopes per pack. Moscow scenes—5 each of 2 designs, cards and envelopes.

Fundraising and Forthcoming Events

10/10/2009

The 5th Anniversary ARC Ball was once again, a great success! A big thank you to our 16 Corporate Sponsors who generously supported us on the night: Chevron, Merrill Lynch, Group M, Goldman Sachs, Herbert Smith CIS, Johnathan R Tubb, Lifescan, Linklaters CIS, PepsiCo, Perfetti van Melle, Rabobank, SAB Miller RUS, Shell, TNK BP, Simon Fenthan-Fletcher and Visa CEMEA.

Thank you also to all our guests who attended the event and enabled us to raise in excess of $200,000. We can confirm that 100% of this money will go to the 9 Russian independent charities that we currently help to support.