Good duo – private sponsors and government: a charity New Year’s dinner for the needy elderly took place

Today, on December 12th, in one of the restaurants in Bishkek, from 12 to 15 o’clock there was held a festive event, devoted to celebration of the coming New Year. One hundred beneficiaries from Public Charitable Foundation “Babushka Adoption” were invited to a festive dinner and received gifts. The lunch was sponsored by a Swiss family, Hinnen, who raised money during their 50 years wedding jubilee, the golden anniversary. They raised funds especially for the elderly of the Kyrgyz Republic. Famous artists of Kyrgyzstan performed especially for the elderly.

Public Charity Foundation “Babushka Adoption” has been implementing projects to help needy elderly people in Kyrgyzstan for 20 years already. The beneficiaries are provided support in financial-material, medical and social-legal spheres. Famous artists of Kyrgyzstan came to support and congratulate the elderly: opera star Mrs. Marina Shipulina, performer and producer Omurbek Andarbekov, who always takes part in charity actions of the Foundation, choir “Kalina” consisting of grandmothers from Moscow district of Chui region, dance group from the school of flamenco “Esmeralda”. A 85-year-old Tamara Somova also performed with a Kyrgyz song “Baram Saga”.

At the end of the event, the invited grandmothers received New Year gifts, which were purchased with the financial support of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. Our elderly people were charged with a good New Year’s mood and went home happy with the gifts.