Riga, Latvia – 14 December, 2012. URALCHEM and a leading Latvian charity organization, the Ziedot.lv Fund, held New Year activities and events for a group of physically challenged children in Latvia and members of their families. URALCHEM’s CEO, Dmitry Konyaev, and the head of the Ziedot.lv Fund, Ruta Dimanta, gave presents to the children. These children are beneficiaries of a joint charity programme “Help for physically challenged children", which was launched in the autumn of this year.
In September 2012, URALCHEM and the Ziedot.lv Fund signed an agreement that started a charitable programme for the treatment of 20 children from Latvia in leading Russian clinics. URALCHEM is providing total funding to the amount of €80 thousand.
Since the launch of the programme, 11 families have received help with specific treatment or rehabilitation for their children using leading Russian clinics. The Ziedot.lv Fund has selected clinics and treatment programmes on the basis of doctors’ recommendations and requests from parents for financial assistance. URALCHEM has currently provided €25 thousand of funding.
Dmitry Konyaev came to Latvia to show his support for the children and give them New Year presents. "We are pleased that the company’s social policy in Latvia is generating results already. Together with the Ziedot.lv Fund, we intend to continue our support for the children. They are now on their way to recovery and I wish them success in the coming year in overcoming their problems," he said.
Ruta Dimanta said that the Fund treated every case individually, choosing leading medical institutions in Russia to carry out the treatments. In clinical cases involving children with rare or complex conditions requiring care outside Latvia and not funded by the state, URALCHEM’s participation enables the provision of hospital and other treatment and support for the children’s’ families. She added, "The condition of the children who have been helped has improved significantly. We are grateful to the Russian doctors and to URALCHEM for their assistance. Our joint programme is gaining momentum and I hope that as a result, next year more families will be able to celebrate this holiday with joy."