Smiley Fund Charity Fundraiser 2021

Unfortunately, due to current gathering restrictions, it will not be possible to hold the annual charity dinner organised by Smiley Fund in person. So like last year, we would encourage everyone to make a direct donation to the Zvannieki.

Zvannieki is looking to carry out some major refurbishments in 2022, and at this time a Latvian company has offered to  match any funds raised by them to a maximum of €25,000. The planned refurbishments include completion of the rear of the main building, to include repairing the roof and finishing out the interior.

The Zvannieki community lives on a 14 hectare site, 15 km from Cesis. There are four main buildings one of which is a large building, originally a woodworking workshop, and now almost fully reconstructed, for which they are seeking funds for completion. This building provides a meeting space for the Sunday service, monthly seminars for a large number of foster parents (Zvannieki is a Government approved Foster Family Support Centre), and a host of other activities which require a larger space. To provide any food & beverage on these occasions, they need to carry everything from the  main building which has their kitchen, about a hundred metres away. Of course they can manage, but it does provide an additional challenge, especially in the winter months. If they could convert a current ‘derelict’ space into a basic kitchen, it would also allow them to expand the use of this large space, and even rent it out for suitable functions, seminars & meetings, which would also provide an additional source of income. They’ve already used it for events such as wedding receptions, but catering presents considerable difficulties because there is no kitchen on site.

Account details for your donations is as follows:

Account holder: Zvannieku majas

LV registration No: 40008070557

Official address: Anglikanu iela 2a, Riga, LV – 1050

Name of Bank: A/S SEB banka, SWIFT code: A/S SEB banka,

IBAN account No LV 91 UNLA 00 50 01 62 33 327

Please mention Smiley Fund 2021 when making the donation.