red hot russian ball

The hottest event in town this year so far was undoubtedly the Red Hot Russian Ball held at Twickenham Rugby Ground on March 11th . Guests were treated to a sizzling evening with delicious food, wine and vodka in a room bathed in red lights and flickering flames. Our special guest of the evening was Bobby Davro, who entertained, inspired and motivated us all.

Bobby Davro

During the reception, the international duo, Mazaika, played traditional Russian folk music on the accordion and the violin.


During the meal, a sultry ballet was performed to music by Rimsky Korsakov that had been specifically choreographed by a supporter of ThePromise, Victoria Edgar, and danced by Beatriz Pascual and Simon Cooper.

Later in the meal, the Volkovtsi Cossacks dazzled us with their breathtaking and exuberant dancing.

Guests were able to hear from Sarah Settelen how ThePromise has been so successful and to see a short video of the work.  This inspired many guests to sign up to donate regularly to ThePromise, which was wonderful.

Sarah Settelen

Some brave guests tried out the Chili Vodka Challenge – too hot for many taste buds!

And after the auction, guests danced the rest of the night away at the disco “One foot in the Groove”.

It was a wonderful evening, not least, because the generosity of our guests helped raise over £20,000 and we made many new friends and supporters for ThePromise.

Thank you to everyone who helped make it such a roaring success!

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