On 24 November in the Moscow restaurant 45th Parallel in Tsvetnoy Central Market, ACTION, a marketing agency with headquarters in Moscow, held the fifth by now traditional autumn charity dinner and auction for the Center for Curative Pedagogics.
More than a hundred guests contended for the auction unique lots. Among them there was a designer made-to-order new year tree, a visit to the Center of Breeding of Rare Animal Species located at the Moscow Zoo accompanied by a walking tour with Ilya Kolmanovsky, a biologist and a TV host, the Natalia Vodianova’s favorite bag, a photo-travel to the Lake Baikal with Mark Podrabinek, an evening dress being made to measure by Irina Saidan, various pieces of art and jewellery. A Girl with an Egg-Shaped Amethyst Pendant, a picture by Pavel Peppershtein, was drawn specially for the auction and became its most expensive lot sold for 1,150,000 rubles. The guests were fascinated by special performances of the charming girls from Qui?Toi! band and extraordinary Tina Kuznetsova who enchanted everyone to fall into dance.
Center for Curative Pedagogics thanks heartily the ACTION agency and personally Michael Green and Amy Bremley, Dima Bondarenko and Sasha Popova, Tutta Larsen for her creative hosting the event, the 45th Parallel restaurant and personally Katia and Andrei Vusatov for their hospitality, and Andrei Loshak and Alexey Platonov for their film Sasha is walking. We thank all the guests for being generous and kind!
We have managed to raise 6,178,110 rubles. Thanks to the funds, we can help hundreds of families with special children next year.