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Christmas Party "Let’s Warm the Hearts!" at "Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara"

posted Jan 4, 2018, 1:35 AM by Renāte Robežniece
27 December 2017
Photo donation: Davis Ulands (Dāvis Ūlands), F64

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Christmas is a time of wonder and "Palīdzē" Christmas party has already become a tradition. The event is anticipated and organised with special care and inspiration.

This year almost 100 children from different municipalities in Latvia, who have received various types of support from us in the course of the year, gathered on the premises of our friends "Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara" hotel to be merry, dance, sing, engage in creative activities, receive presents and enjoy a festive meal :).

The event began with a heart-warming story about Bethlehem conjured up using light and sand by Sand Cinema. After the animated story each child could create his or her own drawing in sand – a sand animation. Even parents were carried away by the activity, so exciting it was!:) . In the meantime another group made small snowmen to invoke winter. The gnome girls from "Jogitas pasākumi" made sparkling glitter tattoos.

The creative activities were followed by a musical performance of the vocal group "Imera". The voices of young people sounded like bells slaking the thirst of many a soul of a child and a parent alike.

Everyone could have photos of him- or herself taken during the event in a FOBO photo booth. This was one of the most fun activities during the event — the beautiful photographs as well as getting ready for posing for them, joint photos, laughter and the surprise at the end result :).

There is nothing quite like meeting real fairy tale heroes at a party for children! The squirrel, the bear, the elven girl, gnomes and Santa Claus himself! The time flew in games. One of the most anticipated activities was receiving presents from Santa Claus, who was in attendance in person!

A party without a festive meal is no party. "Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara" hotel had prepared a lavish meal and special treats.

Letters of thanks from children and parents are still coming in, saying the party was superb and a real FEAST! We are happy that we were able to organise such a joyful event for the children and their parents, giving them strength to cope with any challenges in the next year.

We extend our gratitude to everyone, who helped to organise the event!

Our greatest thanks go to "Park inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara" hotel and Alise Zindiga (Alise Žindiga) personally, as well as to the Rezidor Hotel Group hotels in Riga for the opportunity to use their premises, the tasty meal and presents!

We extend our thanks to "FOBO" photo booth!

Thanks to the vocal group "Imera" and Aleksandrs Tugusevs (Aleksandrs Tuguševs) for their support and beautiful songs!

Thanks to SIA (limited liability company) "Afruits" for fruits!

Thanks to SIA "Gemoss" for nuts and lemonade!

"Riga Taxi Park" for the transport!

Thanks to "Jogitas pasākumi" for bringing fun activities to the party!

Thanks to our dear volunteers: Dace (Dace), Karina (Karīna), Inga (Inga), Madara (Madara), Monta (Monta), Roberts (Roberts), Janis (Jānis), Klinta (Klinta) and Viviana (Viviāna)!

Thanks to the photographer Davis Ulands and F64 Photo Agency!

Thanks to the Sand Cinema!

Thanks to Riga City Council Welfare Department, SIA "Inter Tax", SIA "People Fitness Management", Elina Daugule (Elīna Daugule), Maksims Timofijcuks (Maksims Timofijčuks), Aigars Rozentals (Aigars Rozentāls), Ilva Utane (Ilva Utāne), Anna Kose (Anna Kose), Raivis Taurins (Raivis Tauriņš), Alisa Krivosejeva (Alisa Krivošejeva), Natalija Lapsinova (Natālija Lapšinova), Armins Mikelsons (Armīns Miķelsons), and to everyone, who participated in the Christmas charity campaign of HK "Dinamo Riga", donated money or bought presents at our charity markets!

Children, who were unable to attend our event due to any reasons, will get their presents through "Pasta stacija". There are so many presents that gnomes will have plenty to do in January too!:)