High Five! donation drive starts Friday

Friday, December 16 sees the public media charity marathon ‘High Five!’ (Dod Pieci!) officially launched.
This year the public is invited to help Ukrainian refugee children in Latvia.

For 158 hours, starting 8:05 Friday, in a glass studio built in Dome Square in Rīga's Old Town, DJs Linda Samsonova and Marta Grigale, as well as guest DJ-musician Edgars Vilcāns will be locked up to play songs on air that have been chosen by donors.

This year another DJ, Toms Grēviņš, will be running seven 42 km marathons during the charity marathon to raise additional donations. The charity marathon will end on the evening of 22 December.

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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