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Weʼre raising £250 to organise a Christmas Surprise for children from Orphanage in Skorogoszcz, Poland

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Skorogoszcz, Poland
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During my recent trip to Poland, my friend and I visited an orphanage in Skorogoszcz, small village near Wroclaw - helping raking the leaves in the yard, then drinking tea and playing "Monopoly" with the children. What we noticed was that their living room is poorly equipped (old furnishings, empty walls, tv, abacus and just few books on the shelf) and the "Monopoly" is the only game children have to play.

Sitting there with them, looking on their smiley cheeks and great enthusiasm they had while we were playing, I thought - how wonderful would be to make a surprise for them this Christmas and buy other board games and amenities. All just to help them spend such a quality time like this more often, bring a bit more happiness and warm, family atmosphere to their lives.

Orphanage in Skorogoszcz was established in 1952, provides care and education for up to 30 children. The village is located around 65 km from Wroclaw and inhabited by app.1,200 people. It's public funded like other orphanages in Poland but the financial support is not as generous as in other similar entities located in more populated urban areas.

I've already drafted a list of several board games and contacted the shop which will provide the items directly to the orphanage. The target sum covers the price of all chosen games but if we manage to collect a bit more, we would be able to fund other gifts for children, i.e. a big world map to place on the wall, books, stationery, jigsaw puzzles and other equipment.

By setting up this fundraising page, I would like to invite you to make this happen. Every donation will be much appreciated. Currently I'm not living near to the Orphanage but I will do my best to provide you regular updates and give full transparency on how the donations are spent. Let's do something magical this Christmas!

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  • Gosia Rybacka

    Gosia Rybacka

    a day ago

    Gosia Rybacka

    Ladies & Gents, it’s now official that the grand premiere of the Christmas tree in the orphanage in Skorogoszcz will take on the 14th Dec. The crew of professional decorators (28 children & few older supporters) is already working on the top-class design following current tree fashion trends. Our sources say it’s going to be a living tree and that the highest class decorations are already in place (all shatterproof to keep them for longer & avoid breaking any of these beauties in the Crimbo rush). Photo relation from this great event soon :).

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  • Gosia Rybacka

    Gosia Rybacka

    2 days ago

    Gosia Rybacka

    Yesterday Ewa, Jola, Jarek & myself (aka Polish Gang) organised Polish bake-off in Kantar TNS; obv. just to show off our astonishing baking skills ]:). As a result of this tasty initiative we've achieved a great boost in the online collection but also managed to get additional £113 in cash (which makes us deliciously close to £1,000). Massive ‘thank-you’ for such great and helpful people I have a privilege to work with :).

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  • Gosia Rybacka

    Gosia Rybacka

    3 days ago

    Gosia Rybacka

    Hot news! Our Xmas baking 'top-up’ has arrived at the orphanage today and soon we are promised to receive a photo of both – cooker & the baking tools used in action :)

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  • LizM

    LizM

    Dec 7, 2016

    Hope our efforts give them a bit more fun, which all children deserve

    £20.00

  • Diane Goff

    Diane Goff

    Dec 7, 2016

    £5.00

  • Amy Cashman

    Amy Cashman

    Dec 6, 2016

    Brilliant cause Gosia :-)

    £50.00

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Gosia Rybacka

Gosia Rybacka

Skorogoszcz, Poland

"Helping a person will not necessarily change the world, but it will change the world for that person". Living my life, visiting places and meeting people, I became aware of a power we all have to make a difference to others lives and how important it is not to forget about it.

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