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High Five! charity drive raises quarter of a million euros... and counting!

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In its first four days, the "High Five!" (Dod pieci!) charity marathon has already raised well over a quarter of a million euros to support Ukrainian children in Latvia. 

By Monday evening, a total of 276,295 euros had been received.

As previously reported by LSM, te public media charity marathon "High five!" this year takes place from December 16 to 22 and is dedicated to supporting Ukrainian refugee children who have arrived in Latvia as a result of Russia's invasion of their country. 

For a whole week Radio 5 – Pieci.lv DJs will broadcast 24/7 from a special glass studio in Dome Square in Riga, where they will play songs chosen by donors.

The charity marathon ‘High Five!’ will be broadcast live on public media – Latvian Radio, Latvian Television and the LSM portal.

Each day, the glass studio will host various experts, public figures and musicians. Everyone can donate funds in exchange for playing their favourite song on Latvijas Radio 5 – Pieci.lv. Donations starting from EUR 5 can be made at www.dodpieci.lv.

There will also be a charity concert in Rēzekne and a charity auction raising additional funds.

How to donate:

From December 1 to 22, donations can be made on the website www.dodpieci.lv.

From December 1 to 31, donations can also be made at all Circle K petrol stations, where both cash and non-cash donations will be accepted. This year, Circle K has promised to double the donations received at their petrol stations.

From December 16 to 22, cash and non-cash donations can also be made at the charity marathon glass studio in Rīga's Old Town (Dome Square, by the cathedral).

Until January 6 2023, donations can be made by selecting the project ‘High Five!’ on the website of the charity organisation Ziedot.lv.

All donated funds will go 100% to the Emergency Relief Fund through the project partner, the charity Ziedot.lv, to provide direct assistance for the basic needs of Ukrainian refugee children in Latvia.

As previously reported, the public media charity marathon ‘High Five!’ will take place from December 16 to 22 over 158 hours of broadcasting from a special glass studio.

There are currently more than 35,000 Ukrainian refugees in Latvia. According to estimates by the Ministry of the Interior, around 31% of all Ukrainian refugees in Latvia are children.

‘High Five!’ is organised by Latvian Radio, Latvian Television and Latvian Public Media (LSM).

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