London Lithuanians boost TTT funds

 

  • The Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom (LCCUK) held its Annual Christmas Charity Ball at The Berkeley Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge on Thursday 22 November with all proceeds coming to The Tiltas Trust. The event was attended by Lithuania’s recently arrived Ambassador, Her Excellency Asta Skaisgiryte-Liauskiene, as well as by His Excellency Vygaudas Usackas, the former Ambassador to London and now EU Special Representative in Afghanistan. The majority of TTT Trustees attended as well as the Chairman of the British-Lithuanian Society.
  • The presence of Olympic Swimming Gold Medallist, Rūta Meilutyte, highlighted the pride of the Lithuanian community in the achievements of Lithuanian sportsmen and women.

TTT Trustees and Partners and BLS Chairman and his wife at the Charity Ball

  • According to first reports from LCCUK, over £10,000 was raised for the work of TTT. This will be used to support organisations providing cancer support and palliative care in Lithuania as well as encouraging the increase in volunteering. The recently established umbrella organisation, POLA  will receive additional support to help their publication of Macmillan  texts in the Lithuanian language.
  • TTT is hugely grateful to the LCCUK and its Members for this valuable endorsement of our policy of discovering and transferring valuable know-how between Britain and Lithuania.
  • A press report on the Ball can be seen at Londoniete.lt, video at lrytas.lt.

“Your trust is an excellent example of a hard working UK organisation actively doing really good work in Central Europe. Long may this continue for the organisation but especially for the benefit of all the people you will help via the palliative care teams in Lithuania.”

Dion Bachmann

Education Business Manager, St Christopher’s Hospice

26 November 2012

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