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News in pictures: a donation of 4,500 euros was collected for My Dream Day from the sales of President Ilves’s compilation album of favourite tracks


A donation of 4,500 euros was collected for the My Dream Day Charity Foundation from sales of the "Teenage Wasteland – Lemmikud aastatest 1963–1978 / Favourites 1963–1978" compilation album, which included some of the favourite tracks of President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and was released in December of last year. The money was today presented to the representatives of the foundation by President Ilves and the CEO of Universal Music Baltic, Petri Mannonen.

The compilation includes 16 songs from 1963-1978 that influenced the President when he was growing up in the United States of America. The donation was made to the My Dream Day charity project for every copy purchased; the foundation's aim is to make dreams come true for seriously and chronically ill children.

"I am happy that all the people who purchased the album will contribute to making the dreams of sick children come true. I am aware of the pleasure they give to children, when last autumn I helped Johanna fulfil her dream of meeting the President. Hopefully, today's donation will help make the dreams come true for many other children," said the Head of State while handing over the donation at the Office of the President of the Republic.

The album was unveiled in Riga and Helsinki, as well as Tallinn. Today, Universal Music Baltics has also released the complication on vinyl. Both formats are available from all good record stores in Estonia.

Minu Unistuste Päev (My Dream Day) is an organisation that was established in 2011 based on voluntary activities and funding from supporters. Its aim is to make dreams come true for seriously and chronically ill children in treatment at Estonian hospitals and it tries to bring joy to the lives of the children and their families. For example, this year Tristan took a helicopter ride with his family, Richard hugged a lizard, Aliide drove a race car, Johanna met with the President and Adele had a day where everyone could be a princess. In addition, group events are organised for children who spend lots of time in hospitals or are treated at home to allow them communicate with each other. For additional information, go to: http://www.facebook.com/MinuUnistustePaev/ and http://www.minuunistustepaev.ee/.

Office of the President
Public Relations Department