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Charity auction in support of people with Down syndrome was in Moscow

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On September 22 the event took place in the restaurant of Russian cuisine "Ukhvat". Tutta Larsen and Valdis Pelsh brilliantly held the evening and auction. At the auction were exhibited lots of valuable dagger work Lak masters of the early 20th century from the private collection of General Director and co-founder of investment company "VELES Capital" Alexey gnedovskii, jewelry antique brooch with diamonds from the Paradise of Amariah, the drawing-calligraphy Irina Khakamada with the author's signature, a collector's wine is a unique blend of the three best vintages of Muscat of XX century – 1900, 1934, 1965 – from the company Palais Royal, a personal tour of the exhibition "From Durer to Matisse", accompanied by the curator of the Museum from the State Museum of A. S. Pushkin, a unique handkerchief with a photo work by Massimo Listri from the Cashmere and Silk store, art works by Kristina Orbakaite, Diana Arbenina, Alexander Vasiliev, the book "Hedgehog in the Fog" signed by Yuri Norstein and two volumes of the history of the children's magazine "Murzilka".
The highlight of the event was an art performance by a member of the Moscow and International Unions of Artists, Alla Reshetnikova, during which the artist, together with a young actress and a participant of educational projects of the "Syndrome of Love" Foundation, Maria Sirotinskaya, created the main auction lot — a picture in the style of impressionism. An acoustic concert during the charity event was given by the band Maria, frontwoman of which is Maria Bogdanova-singer and writer, songwriter and trustee of the Downside Up Foundation.
At the end of the evening, it was possible to raise funds that will be transferred to programs to help children with Down syndrome and their families, which are implemented free of charge by the Downside Up Foundation, in partnership with the Love Syndrome Foundation. The raised funds will help develop distance assistance for families regardless of where they live.
“This evening brought together true friends of “Downside Up“ and “ Love Syndrome” Foundations. The collected funds will become a real help to families raising children with Down syndrome”, said Alexey Gnedovsky, head of the Council of Advisors of the Downside Up charity foundation and trustee of the Love Syndrome Foundation, CEO and co-founder of the investment company “VELES Capital”. We completely agree with his words. Therefore, we want to once again acknowledge everyone who came to our evening, participated in its organization and, as a result, made a significant contribution to supporting children with Down syndrome!
We thank the partners of the charity reception - JSC ‘’Concern GRANIT”, “Palais Royal” wine trading company, Olga Moroz Aesthetic Medicine Clinic, partners, trustees and friends, “Ukhvat” restaurant and Vadim Smirnov and all those who made donations and participated in the charity auction!
We would like to thank Alexey Gnedovsky and “VELES Capital” Investment Company, Amaria Rai and musicians of the AMARIA group, artist Alla Reshetikova and Celebrity Art project, Maria Sirotinskaya. Thanks to our incomparable presenters Tutta Larsen and Valdis Pelsh. We also thank the “Cashmere and Silk” Company, Nadezhda Alekseevna Batalova, the “ReklAine” Company, Valery Latypov, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.
We would also like to thank the lucky owners of the auction lots: Alexei Gnedovsky, Evgeny Shilenkov, Pavel Maly, Natalia Opaleva, Hayetbek Ismailov, Kirill Gromov, Viktor Belchenko and Alyona Miroshnikova, Natalia Tingaeva, Alexander Khaminsky. We are sure that the lots purchased at the auction will become decorations for your collections. And your contribution is invaluable support for all families with children with Down syndrome.