On 4 September, in St. Vladimir’s Children’s Clinical Hospital, VTB Bank held the next benefit event under its World without Tears charity program and donated resuscitation equipment to the hospital.
This equipment is essential for emergency care and can be used for children of all ages – from newly born babies to teenagers.
St. Vladimir’s Children’s Clinical Hospital is one of the largest medical institution for children in Moscow. It was established and accepted the first patients in the summer of 1876. In 1922, it was renamed into Rusakov Hospital and in the ‘90s the hospital returned its historical name. Every year, nearly 20,000 patients are hospitalized, 8,000 operations are performed, and 19,000 patients are provided with consultative and outpatient care.
The patients also received an unusual present. Stars of Russian show business such as Dmitry Malikov, Tatiana Navka, Yuliya Nachalova, Alexander Revva, Slava, Anfisa Chekhova, Olga Arntgolts, Marat Basharov, Egor Beroev, Glyukoza, Konstantin Dzhyu, Anastasiya Zavorotnyuk, Natalia Koroleva and Irina Lobacheva, together with their own children, drew pictures and made a unique coloring book.
The characters from the children’s TV program “Good Night, Kids”, a long-term VTB partner within “World without Tears” charity program, gave the book and other presents to the children. VTB also invited Zhanna Epple, Irina Lobacheva and Lyaisan Utyasheva, who organized panel games and merry contests.
World without Tears is a long-term and targeted charity program launched by VTB Bank in 2003. It is aimed at supporting healthcare institutions for children. Under the program, VTB provides direct financing to purchase expensive equipment, medicines and expendable materials for children’s hospitals.
VTB has already provided support to children’s hospitals of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, Kazan and Astrakhan.