On October 10, HOPE worldwide – Russia Charity Fund with the help of volunteers held the
annual Little Prince and Princess Charity Ball in Pushkin Museum.
“In a hundred years, my money, my house and my car will mean nothing… But the world can
change because I played an important role in a child’s life”.
This has long been the motto of Hope worldwide‘s support and care for children in
More than 300 people who care about children’s lives and came to the Ball, confirmed that there
are kind and caring people everywhere.
All children of the age from 2 to 11 years – and even older, could participate in this Charity
Ball along with their parents and be the one to make a difference in the lives of orphans and
children with special needs.
Hope worldwide will spend all the money raised to organise and implement its programmes
for orphans and children with special needs.
Not only was the day sunny, but so was the mood of all the participants of the Ball. The huge
museum sunlit hall made the celebration even brighter and more festive. The guests were greeted
by a cello melody from afar. Entering the hall, everybody was carried to the atmosphere of the
18th century: beautifully dressed ladies were solemnly sauntering passed and little princesses
and their cavaliers were already having the ball. Gorgeous attires and children’s smiles added
even more light and warmth.
Games, music contests, shows, aqua make-up, fairytale hairstyles, Russian folk games, Princesses’
school, School of Magic, Wandering Minstrel’s Theatre, Fairytale Travel and of course the ball
itself whirled everybody in a dance. Then the children were invited to the performance of the
Tale of Tsar Saltan. During the play the parents could enjoy a separate entertainment programme
which suddenly turned the adults into children. They delighted themselves in the competitions and
laughed whole-heartedly when striving like children for a chocolate prize in the contest. It was
Each child left the Ball with gifts and treats.
We are extremely grateful to all the volunteers who helped to arrange and hold this wonderful
ball, as well as to our partners: Algor Company, Arloni, Rush Media Group; PoniMashka, Princess,
Dragonfly, Class magazines.
Special thanks to the management of Pushkin Museum for their support and assistance in conducting
373,220 roubles were raised. Our Fund will spend these charitable donations to provide necessary
support to children in difficult circumstances.
Out of the interviews with the parents:
«I think, it’s a very interesting event, which brings joy to children’s and adults’ lives and
helps to implement and realise the famous people’s thoughts and ideas: «One should carry a
«Thanks to everyone participating in this wonderful event. I was impressed by the From Heart to
Heart lottery. It was very touching, and a lot of fun for orphans and children with special
needs. I wish such events could take place more often. Thank you.»
«I visited your event for the first time. Very good. There is various entertainment for all the
children. It’s good that the children are developing a taste for beauty – and the parents for
charity. It’s good that a whole family can participate».
«An excellent celebration, joy for the children and pleasure for the adults. Thank you.»
«Very beautiful and festive, every little girl’s dream.»
«A really splendid ball! Thank you!»
«A terrific event. My kid liked it very much. She was impressed by the make-up and a hairstyle.
The event is well arranged. We’re enjoying ourselves and having fun. Thank you!»
«I liked the event, it’s our second visit. Thank you!»
«I liked everything! I brought my whole family and I’m very glad!!!»
«Warm welcome, a lot of various entertainment. My kid’s interested and that’s the most important!
«I liked it very much. I’d like to participate in such events more often and be more involved».
«I liked everything very much. The main thing is that all the children were interested.»
«A remarkable event management. My children enjoyed it very much. Thank you!»
«Thank you for the arrangement! My acquaintances and I are glad that the raised money will go to
the needy children. Good luck!»
«I liked the event very much. It was a good idea to organise different games for the children,
contests and prizes! Children are always interested in such things. I wish it had lasted longer.
I liked the children being taught good manners. They need a good, inspiring example a lot.»