The endowment fund Drop of Hope, established by the President, Vendula Pizingerová, has been helping sick children for over 18 years. The traditional gala concert in the Theatre Na Vinohradech brought nearly 20 million crowns.
On stage were presented many well-known stars, whether from the world of sport, such as Martin Šonka, Tomáš Rosický, Carlos Vémola, as well as from music sphere, Hana Zagorová, No Name, Slza, Monika Bagárová, Mikolas Josef and 4 Tenors, in the composition of Marian Vojtko, Pavel Vítek, Jan Kříž and Michal Bragagnolo.
Financial support from viewers was commented throughout the entire evening by Libor Bouček, Jakub Prachař, David Gránský and Jan Maxián. This concert was already eighteenth in the row. "This gala concert is a pre-Christmas gift for all whose heart is in the right place and who know how to help. During the 18 years of operation, the Endowment Fund Drop of Hope distributed to hospitals throughout the Czech Republic more than 190 million Czech crowns" says Director of endowment fund Drops of Hope, Jan Fischer. Currently, Drop of Hope helps more than 40 hospitals throughout the Czech Republic.
This year´s sum for Drop of Hope, contributed to by many minor donors through donation SMS messages as well as private and corporate donors through their original projects, soared to CZK 19,650,000.
Drop of Hope recalls for its founder, Vendula Pizingerová, a sad anniversary, since eighteen years ago her daughter Clara passed away due to leukaemia and in addition, this year her late husband, composer Karel Svoboda, would have celebrated his 80 birthday.