This year, a record amount of 50,000 euros was contributed by private donors at the Colonna end-of-year charity gala, which will buy a new neonatal resuscitation table for Pelgulinna Maternity Hospital
The traditional gala held in Tallinn Seaplane Harbor is a part of Colonna’s broader charity campaign ‘Aita elustada elu’ [Help resuscitate life]
Campaign, having started in October and lasting until the end of December, aims to raise donations for buying a neonatal resuscitation table for Pelgulinna Maternity Hospital. The new resuscitation table features all the equipment necessary for monitoring a newborn’s vital signs so that reliable information about the baby’s condition can be received promptly and help can be delivered at once.
The private donors to have made the largest contribution during the gala were Roberto de Silverstri, Colonna founder and CEO, and the company co-founder Andrea Agostinone: both made private donations of 4,000 euros each to the maternity hospital.
“Colonna’s charity campaign has become a great tradition, and its extent, number of participants and amount of donations are increasing every year. This time, the gala, once again, set an all-time record of success: we managed to raise the entire cost of the resuscitation table and even slightly more. I would like to thank all our friends in Estonia and other European countries who deemed it necessary to come here in person and make their contribution,” Roberto de Silvestri said.
Colonna’s co-founder Andrea Agostinone emphasized that in mere five years the amount raised during Colonna’s charity campaigns to support maternity hospitals in helping newborns and prematurely born babies had exceeded 120,000 euros. “It feels good to know that Colonna’s support has aided the excellent professionals working at Pelgulinna Maternity Hospital to help hundreds of babies with their start in life. This is something each and every donor to our campaign can be proud of. For Colonna, charity is an essential mission, which will definitely continue,” said Agostinone.
The photos of the Colonna gala held on 2 December are available in the gallery.
Photographer: Maksim Toome
The ‘Aita elustada elu’ [Help resuscitate life] charity campaign will last until the end of December. To make your contribution to helping newborns, you only need to choose one of the following:
• Call the support foundation number 900 6000 to donate 5 euros
• Call the support foundation number 900 6100 to donate 15 euros
Donations can also be transferred to one of the bank accounts of Pelgulinna Maternity Hospital’s support foundation (please write ‘SA Pelgulinna Sünnitusmaja Toetusfond’ in the payee field):
– EE912200221014760940 (Swedbank),
– EE871010220049001018 (SEB)
– EE883300333007640004 (Danske Bank).
This year’s charity campaign is the fourth time Colonna Kinnisvara has collaborated with the Estonian Maternity Hospitals Support Foundation (formerly known as the Pelgulinna Maternity Hospital support foundation). Previously, the end-of-year campaigns have helped Pelgulinna maternity Hospital to buy a new incubator and a neonatal aEEG brain monitor as well as complete the renovation of two family suites.
Founded in 2006, Colonna investment company is one of the largest investors in commercial real estate in Estonia and the Baltic States. Colonna primarily brokers the investments of international professional investors in real estate projects located in the Baltic State and manages the commercial operation of the purchased properties. Over 300 million euros have been invested in the Baltic real estate market through Colonna Group. The company’s portfolio comprises 92 commercial buildings with a total of 250,000 square meters of rentable space and 566 tenants. Colonna is an active contributor to charity projects and supporter of sport and culture.
More detailed information about the Estonian Maternity Hospitals Support Foundation (formerly known as the Pelgulinna Maternity Hospital support foundation) is available on www.aitaalustadaelu.ee, and the web page of Pelgulinna Maternity Hospital is www.synnitusmaja.ee.