Baby Love Ball, a charity evening by Natalia Vodianova and Yana Rudkovskaya, took place in Moscow
16 December 2019
On December 15, the Baby Love Ball charity evening, initiated by Natalia Vodianova and Yana Rudkovskaya to support the Naked Heart Foundation, was held in the Pashkov House.
Love Ball is held only on special occasions, and each time the guests enjoy unusual and creative performances. For the first time the event was held for the whole families, so that the evening became a fascinating, fabulous and truly New Year adventure both for adults and for the youngest guests.
During the evening, 680 thousand euros were raised. These funds will be used to help the families bringing up children with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other children with special needs, as well as to train the specialists who work with these children.
The following celebrities supporting the Naked Heart Foundation visited the event: Dima Bilan, Philip Kirkorov, Cordelia de Castellane, Ulyana Sergeenko, Olga and Charles Thompson, Oksana Lavrentieva, Yuliana Karaulova, Alexander and Angelika Revva, Oksana Bondarenko, Vladimir Perelman, Aizel Trudel, Jan Yanovsky, Masha Fedorova, Ksenia Solovyeva, Ilyana Erdnieva, Darya Veledeeva, Tata Karapetian, Nadezhda Obolentseva, Alexey Garber, Evgenia Leshkova, Irina Milova, Dmitry Bulykin, Dmitry Chohrashi, Sofia Skaya, Milana Koroleva, Yasya Minochkina, Darya Konovalova, Artem Korolev and many others.
The glittering of Christmas toys and Bengal lights pleasantly diversified shining Mercury jewellery displayed in the festive showcases.
During the reception part of the event guests were offered Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial champagne..
Exciting entertainment activities with Father Frost, Snow Maiden, Snow Queen, as well as a snow ball and gingerbread, were organised by the Kenguru children's clothing shop for the children who came with their parents.
The Baby Dior runway show under the guidance of the art director Cordelia de Castellane was a magnificent part of the gala dinner. The collection of the legendary fashion house was presented by both ordinary children and children with special needs, including Nika Kirillova, a girl with Down syndrome who has been known in Russia for a long time thanks to her participation in the music video of Ne Molchi (Don't Be Silent), which is Dima Bilan song.
The evening continued with a charity auction held by Sandra Nedvetskaia, a trustee of the Naked Heart Foundation and an art expert. Unique lots were sold, namely, luxury goods and "impressions" which cannot be bought with money. Including: Weekend at the Barvikha Luxury Village, participation in the TSUM fashion runway show, Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II watch, LOUBOUTIN Cinderella shoes created specifically for a mom and a daughter, Dior designer fir tree, Week at JOALI Maldives Hotel, Chaumet diamond tiara, and a VIP trip to Disneyland with Natalia Vodianova and her children.
Furthermore, the guests enjoyed a traditional New Year dinner in Russian style, with the Russian salad with crayfish tails and the Russian dressed herring salad by Kirill Sizykh, a chef at Novikov Catering, who has been working at the company since 2010.
Alexander Revva was a presenter of Baby Love Ball which ended with a concert starring the artists who have been supporting the Naked Heart Foundation for many years. The “king of Russian pop” Philip Kirkorov and Dima Bilan, a longtime friend and supporter of the mission of the Foundation, performed on the New Year stage.
All the funds donated during the event will be sent to develop the main Naked Heart Foundation projects aimed at creating a system of free services for families bringing up children with special needs. All the expenses connected with organisation of the event will be fully covered by the sponsors.
The Foundation expresses its gratitude to the official partners of Baby Love Ball, namely, Mercury, Baby Dior, Кенгуру, LID’S EVENTHOUSE, Phill Party, Moët Hennessy Russia, the RSL and the Pashkov House administration, as well as to the R. S. V. P agency, for the support of the charity evening.