Club Vivanova turns luxury into charity for Chances for Children

On Saturday 6th June, Club Vivanova, a Monaco-based leading business networking and premium gourmet wine club, will host their 6th annual Luxury Lifestyle Charity Gala Dinner at the Fairmont Monte Carlo.

This epic event – “Turning Luxury Into Charity” – brings together more than 400 international guests, all to help raise funds for worthy causes. This year, funds will be split between the Chances for Children (C4C) Foundation and The Animal Fund (TAF).

Charitable causes

Chances for Children has been one of the event’s beneficiary charities since 2017. Founded in 2011, the Monaco and UK-registered charity cares for abandoned children in a dedicated orphanage in Kampala (Uganda). Here the children have access to parental care, a balanced diet, education, and healthcare. Gabrielle Crump, President of Chances For Children has been humbled by the generosity seen from Gala attendees over the last few years and notes how:

“The ongoing support that Club Vivanova offers Chances for Children is priceless. As our charity grows, so do the running costs and the annual Club Vivanova Charity Gala raises vital finances that support and to help to pay for quality education, maintenance and the support of a growing number of sponsored children. The club’s members now sponsor six children in the Chances for Children Foundation family all-year round. We truly value this partnership which goes from strength to strength – and as a grass roots charity, donors can rest assured that every Euro donated goes directly to the children.”

Listed in Monaco, France and the UK, The Animal Fund is a non-profit marine conservation association dedicated to protecting and saving dolphins and whales from pollution, maltreatment and overfishing.

A distinguished event

The glittering fundraising event attracts distinguished international business leaders from across the world, Club Vivanova members, and VIP Partners who will all enjoy a beautifully prepared gourmet meal in addition to live entertainment by ‘High On Heels’, a Haute Couture fashion show, a Contemporary Art Exhibition, a charity auction, and Champagne and Vodka after party, offering a fantastic social night with a purpose.

The event kicks-off at 7 p.m. with a Premier Cru Champagne Aperitif, followed by a welcome speech at 8 p.m.

Monaco based digital marketing agency, Relevance, is a sponsor of the charitable gala evening.

“We are delighted to once again support the annual Luxury Lifestyle Charity Gala Dinner,” Rumble Romagnoli, CEO of Relevance said. “This fabulous annual event raises funds for a number of charities, including Chances for Children, a cause that remains very dear to our hearts. We have supported this charity for some four years, offering a wide range of digital marketing support to ensure this fantastic charity can help more young orphaned children in Uganda, by providing critical parental care, education, healthcare, and more.”

Bradley Mitton – Club Vivanova Founder

“We only achieve great things in life by giving back and our Sixth Edition Luxury Lifestyle Charity Gala is organised annually to appreciate the best things in life, whilst offering attendees the chance to donate; raising important and life-changing funding for the Chances for Children Foundation and The Animal Fund and we need your support.”

Ticket details

There are still tickets available for this year’s event.  Tickets are €200 per person, €300 for VIP tickets, or €2,800 for a gala partner table for 10. Tickets can be purchased online at

For a video presentation of the Luxury Lifestyle Charity Gala Dinner, see below:

Press Contact

To find out more information about Chances for Children or the 2020 Club Vivanova Luxury Lifestyle Gala Dinner, or for additional images, contact : or telephone +377 99 90 73 52

Please note:  The event was originally advertised as being scheduled for Saturday, April 4; Saturday, June 6 is the new postponed date. All purchased partnerships, tickets and room package bookings from the original date are automatically transferred to the new date.  Club Vivanova thanks all their guests, the Fairmont Monte Carlo and their gala partners for the on-going support.

#Coffee4Charity: Swapping coffee beans for classroom supplies

Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting Chances for Children’s President Gabrielle Crump, and photographer Justin Gage who had recently visited Uganda to check progress on the Chances for Children orphanage.

The orphanage is home for 58 former street children who have been rescued from the streets in Uganda and given a fresh start in life. Regular fundraising events aim to improve the day-to-day running of the orphanage and provide essential supplies for the children such as clothing, school equipment and medication.

Gabrielle, her husband Russell, Justin, General Secretary Laetitia Zwaans, plus a Juan Les Pins-based dentist Pierre Seneca provided vital support, planning and direction on their recent visit – Pierre even undertook dental treatment to all of the children at the orphanage at his own expense which is wonderful as this treatment is very expensive in Uganda. They are also planning to start looking for land to build the Chances for Children school campus, which is one of several projects for 2016.

#Coffee4Charity: Why donate your coffee money to charity?

#Coffee4Charity is an initiative that will run from 01 January 2016 to 31 January 2016 with the aim to raise money for the Chances for Children orphanage in Uganda.


Giving up your coffee for a day, a week or the entire month of January is a novel way to contribute funds towards the people that need it most – the children at the orphanage.

Whether you choose to forgo your cup of morning decaf or your regular Starbucks, your coffee money will support a project of hope and could feed a child, contribute to sports equipment or buy school supplies.

Gain moral support from fellow coffee addicts and share your challenge by using the dedicated event hashtag #Coffee4Charity on social media.

About Chances for Children

Chances for Children is a Monaco registered charity and an Ugandan NGO that raises money which goes to supporting, running and financing a children’s orphanage in Uganda.

Every single euro raised through fundraisers on the French Riviera and in Monaco goes directly to the children at the orphanage. The team all work free of charge and any administration costs come out of their own pockets rather from money raised for the orphanage.


How to donate

It’s very simple to donate via the use of their online donation platform. In just a few clicks you can donate through a totally secure website from anywhere in the world.

For #Coffee4Charity donations, simply donate your coffee money for January via the ‘Donate Now’ button on the Chances 4 Children website or contact Access Riviera via email for further information (Access Riviera can facilitate Paypal donations and will cover the small expense of any Paypal fees for receiving your donation).

Alternatively, you can also purchase wall calendars for €15.99 + shipping each, available by pre-order by emailing Justin Gage at

Chances for Children fundraising calendar

Chances for Children fundraising calendar

2016 Fundraising Events

Stay tuned for further fundraising events to be held throughout 2016 that include:

  • ‘Game of Rhones’ wine tasting night
  • Monster March (family-event with sponsored fancy dress walk)
  • Teddy Bears Picnic
  • Skate park day (DJ’s, food trucks, raffle with prizes from surf shops)

Web Links:

Please visit the Chances 4 Children website

Please ‘Like’ their Facebook page:

Read Justin Gage’s heart felt blog about their last visit to Uganda here:

Image credits:

Logo courtesy of Chances for Children; all images credited to Justin Gage from Justin Gage Photo Studio.

Don’t forget to share your progress throughout January on social media using the hashtag #Coffee4Charity.  

Thank you to Charity News UK, Charity Sharer, Coffee Drinkers Gear, Coffee Nut Staff, Coffee Crew UK  and Experience the French Riviera for their promotion of this fundraising project!


Chill for Charity – Friday 11 September

After the success of the first-ever “Chill for Charity” event, the team at Chances for Children are organizing a second event!


On Friday 11 September, please invite yourself to come relax, rejuvenate and recharge!

With summer coming to a close it’s time to chill amongst stunning surroundings.

Plan for the day:

There is a whole day planned of yoga, super foods workshops, massage, a delicious vegetarian lunch selection and much more. There will also be organic rose available!


9.30am to 4.30pm
There will be 2 different yoga workshops for anyone that can’t make the earlier one in the morning; with one taking place after lunch. (10am and 2pm)


The price for the day is 80 euros, payable by cash or cheque.

There will also be an opportunity to book in for treatments and consultations listed below, and the wonderful team is doing this ALL for free, so any donations will be very welcome.

Treatments are:
– Massage/osteopathy
– Reflexology
– Dietary consultations

Lucy Coote will also be offering Ayurvedic massage in Monaco (all proceeds in aid of Chances for Children) so for anyone that can’t make it up to Valbonne, if you would like to book in with her, please simply contact the event organisers.

For those who would like to pop in for lunch – the price is 40 euros, do let them know ahead of time.

If you have not been to the house there is parking but a limited number of spaces, so please RSVP before 8th September. There is also have a 7 seater coming up from Monaco for anyone that needs a lift!

RSVP via email to if you would like to attend, and feel free to bring your friends!

Warm regards and thank you on behalf of the Team at Chances for Children and the 58 children in the orphanage in Uganda! You can follow their story via their Facebook page to see how your donations will make a tangible difference in these young people’s lives.

With the funds raised from the last event they have run the orphanage for almost 2 months!

They look forward to seeing you on 11th September!

Participant links:

Naomi’s Kitchen

Pure Flow Coco

Kerri Beaumont

Nice Life Café

Bluetree Massage

Justin Gage Photo Studio

Credits:  Chances for Children logo and photos courtesy of event organisers.