SC lends its support to Naked Heart Foundation during gala dinner in Moscow
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) supported a charity gala dinner in Moscow that was organised as part of the Year of Culture Qatar-Russia 2018 celebrations.
Held at Pashkov House, an imperial mansion in the heart of Moscow, the event was organised to raise money for the Naked Heart Foundation, which supports children with special needs across Russia. The SC co-sponsored the event alongside Qatar Tourism Authority.
The gala dinner was hosted by Naked Heart Foundation founder Natalia Vodianova, a philanthropist and former supermodel, and included a speech from H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the SC.
Al Thawadi informed more than 250 guests, including a host of former footballers, such as Didier Drogba and Clarence Seedorf, and stars from stage and screen, including Sir Mick Jagger and Nicole Scherzinger, that Qatar was proud to support the Naked Heart Foundation.
"Tonight's event and the work of the Naked Heart Foundation encapsulates the shared values of both our nations during our year of culture. The SC and its partners in Qatar are proud to support Natalia's noble mission – one that assists children with special needs, provides necessary support and, ultimately, builds a more inclusive society."
Al Thawadi went on to encourage guests to visit Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ after enjoying a memorable tournament in Russia.
"The vast number of visitors that travelled here for the World Cup will take away special memories of the incredible culture and history, along with the warmth and hospitality of the Russian people.
"In four years' time, it's our turn to welcome all of you to the first World Cup in the Middle East. You will find a country that will welcome you with open arms – a country that prides itself on fusing preservation of culture and tradition, with a genuine drive to create progress, to make a difference and to help create a better world for all of us."
The gala dinner included a charity auction, with one of the prizes – an all expenses paid five-star trip to the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ – being provided by the SC. The prize was auctioned for €170,000 (QAR 720,475).