ZBIORKA NA MISIA!

Klub Przyjaciol Misia Wojtka

Cel Fundacji

Celem głównym Fundacji jest zebranie funduszy na zbudowanie pomnika “Misia Wojtka” w mieście Sopot a następnie pomoc w jego utrzymaniu. Przez realizację celu głównego Fundacja pragnie wspomóc realizację celu długoterminowego jakim jest propagowanie historii udziału polskiego oręża w II Wojnie Światowej po stronie aliantów zachodnich.

Historia

Historia Fundacji Na Rzecz Budowy Pomnika “Misia Wojtka” w Sopocie

Jesienią 2011r. zamieszkała w Londynie sopocianka Ewa Rakowska-Eggar przeczytała w lokalnej prasie informacje o wystawie w Instytucie Sikorskiego poświęconej Misiowi Wojtkowi – uczestnikowi Bitwy pod Monte Cassino .
Mimo, że pracuje jako międzynarodowy przewodnik turystyczny i żywo interesuje się historią II Wojny Światowej, nigdy przedtem nie słyszała o tym niezwykłym niedźwiedziu.

Po obejrzeniu wystawy, zafascynowana postacią Wojtka, postanowiła dołożyć wszelkich starań, aby rozsławić jego imię również wśród współczesnego pokolenia Polaków w kraju. I tak powstał pomysł stworzenia w Sopocie pomnika Misia – żołnierza.

Dlaczego akurat w Sopocie? Bo przeciez tutaj mamy najsłynniejszy deptak nazwany imieniem Bohaterów Monte Cassino, tutaj przyjeżdżają tłumy turystów z kraju i zagranicy; tutaj będąc na wakacjach ludzie mają czas przystanąć zaintrygowani niedźwiedziem dźwigającym pocisk, dotknać go, zrobić zdjęcie, opowiedzieć dzieciom i gościom jego niezwykłą historię.

Marzenie Ewy przekształciło się we wspólna inicjatywę kilku osób, które wspólnie założyły Klub Przyjaciół Misia Wojtka.
Nastapiły spotkania z przedstawicielami władz Sopotu, środowisk artystycznych i byznesowych w rezultacie których inicjatywę poparto. Spotkała się ona również z dużym zainteresowaniem sopockich harcerzy i środowisk kombatanckich.

Powstanie Fundacji Na Rzecz Budowy Pomnika “Misia Wojtka” w Sopocie było naturalnym przedłużeniem wcześniejszych działań klubu i dawało działaniom tym ramy prawne. Założyliśmy konto w londynskim banku HSBC i również w kraju. Fundusze na ten szlachetny cel zaczeły wpływać od sympatykow Misia Wojtka z całego świata.
Wszyscy razem naszym zaangażowaniem utrwalamy jego legendę mając nadzieję zdążyć z odsłonieciem pomnika w 70-tą rocznice pamiętnej Bitwy pod Monte Cassino jaka przypada 18 Maja 2014 r. albo trochę później w kolejną rocznice.

Projekt Pomnika

projektant pomnika: Wojciech Gryniewicz. autor nagrodzonej ławeczki Tuwima w łodzi studiował na ASP w Gdańsku. Obecnie zamieszkały w Łodzi. Ostatni projekt Wojciecha Gryniewicza : Pomnik ks. Twardowskiego został odsłonięty we październiku 2013 w Warszawie.

Pomnik Misia Wojtka upamiętniałby wszystkich żołnierzy II ws wyrastając ponad wszelkie podziały polityczne. Wierzymy, że służyłby on również budzeniu zainteresowania historią wśród młodych Polaków.

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Main purpose of the Foundation is raising funds to build a statue of Wojtek the Bear in Sopot and assist in its maintenance in the years to come. In the long run the Foundation wishes to carry on spreading the knowledge of Polish soldiers participation in the II WW on the side of Western Allies in Europe and Africa

Story

History of the Foundation to Build the Statue of Wojtek the Bear

In autumn 2011 Ewa Rakowska-Eggar, born in Sopot and residing in London, read an article in the local newspaper about an exhibition in the Sikorski Institute, dedicated to Wojtek the bear – a participant of the Battle of Monte Cassino.
Although she has been working as an international travel director for many years and has a genuine interest in WWII, she had never heard about this remarkable bear.
Having seen the fascinating exhibition put together by Krystyna Ivell, Ewa decided to do her best to also make his story famous among the contemporary generation of Poles in Poland. And so the idea of creating a statue of Wojtek the bear in Sopot was born.

Why in Sopot? Because it is in Sopot that we have the best known promenade named after the heroes of Monte Cassino. It is a mecca for tourists from other parts of the country and from abroad; it is here that holidaymakers will find the time to stop by, intrigued by a statue of the soldier bear, maybe touch him, take a picture, tell their children and guests his amazing history.

Ewa’s dream became a joint initiative of a group of people, who together founded Wojtek the Bear Friends Club.

What followed were various meetings with representatives with city authorities, business groups, war veterans and local scouts, as a result of which the initiative has gained support.
The ‘Foundation to Build the Statue of Wojtek the Bear in Sopot’ has been a logical result of the Club’s previous activity and provided it with a legal framework. We opened the club’s account in London’s HSBC bank and another one in PKO bank in Poland.

Donations for this noble cause started pouring in from Wojtek the Bear’s fans from all over the world. We will keep building his legend together, hoping to be able to unveil his statue on the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino, which is on May 18th 2014.

Project of statue

Sculpture Project Author: Wojtek Gryniewicz, creator of statues such as Tuwim’s Bench in Lodz and Father Twardowski’s Bench in Warsaw. He lives in Lodz but studied sculpture in the Academy of Arts in Gdansk.

A statue of Wojtek the Bear would commemorate all soldiers II WW standing above all political divisions. We believe it would serve arising interest in history amongs youn generations of Poles.

47 Bal Polski Fundraising: Coram Family and Childcare Trust

47 Bal Polski is fundraising to provide Polish translation versions of Coram Family and Childcare Trust information videos.

47 Bal Polski Organising Committee are fundraising for the translation of Coram Family and Childcare Trust videos because they they work to make the UK a better place for families, focusing on childcare and the early years to make a difference to families’ lives now and in the long term.

 

Following on from Bal Polski’s successful work with Alzheimers Society, Stroke Association and Rethink Mental Health charities 47 Bal Polski is fundraising to provide the Polish community in the UK access to translated information from leading UK charities.

This is part of Bal Polski’s Projekt Polonia initiative: once the funds have been raised, volunteer committee members actively support and advise on the production of the translated leaflets and materials, raising the charity’s awareness of the Polish community’s needs. We then help by promoting the materials within the Polish community in the UK.

“We need to make childcare work for all of us.”

Many parents in the UK are frozen out of work by the high cost and low availability of childcare and many children miss out on high quality childcare that can boost their outcomes in childhood and beyond. The brunt of childcares costs and shortages are borne by disadvantaged families.

When one family misses out, we all miss out.

Good quality childcare and early years services help children narrow the gap between themselves and their better off peers and helps parents move into work, improving social mobility today and in the future.

Getting the early years right gives parents genuine choices about working and caring, provides the economy with a reliable workforce and sets children up with the skills they need for life.How we bring about change

Bringing together what we learn from our on the ground programmes with families and our authoritative research, we make change happen by campaigning for solutions that parents want and need.

 

10th POLISH FOLKDANCE SPECTACULAR !

A vibrant celebration of Polish dance, song and music presented by over 400 performers from across the UK and Ireland.

 The Federation of Polish Folklore Groups in Great Britain is proud to present the 10th Festival of Polish Folklore on the 25th anniversary of the first Festival held in the UK in Leamington Spa in 1993. You will be entertained by 14 song and dance ensembles from across the UK, including 1 ensemble from Ireland and a choir made up of singers from across the UK. They will be showcasing the broad range of national and regional folk songs and dances in the respective colourful traditional costumes.
Please note that both concerts have the same programme and running order.
Groups performing:
Echo Doliny – UK Choir
Karolinka – London
Karpaty – Southampton
Koniczyna – Dublin
Mazury – London
Mlody Las – Slough
Mlody Mazur – Huddersfield
Orleta – London
Polesie – Leicester
Polonez – Manchester
Tatry – London
Wiesniacy – Birmingham
Wiwat – Cambridge
Zywiec – London

Donated to 46 Bal Polski SIlent auction:

2 Exclusive VIP INVITATIONS
to the Festival Concert
Sunday 11th March at 3:30 p.m
VIP reception at the concert incl. drinks & snacks
2 specially reserved seats in VIP row
Bottle of champagne
2 Concert Programmes
2 Festival T shirts – choice of sizes
Total value of prize is in excess of £80

place your bids every penny of the winning bid will be donated to support MŁody Las Folklore song and dance group

read about Młody Las here

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Chrysalis. Polish Fashion Stories.

An anthology of Polish fashion from the 1930’s to the present day.

 

The Polish Cultural Institute in London Chrysalis, a limited edition art book, charting the history and evolution of fashion in Poland from the 1930s to the present day’s new crop of designers making waves on the Polish and international stages.

From Lola Prusac, who designed for Hermès in Paris between the wars, daringly introducing traditional Polish folk designs and creating Mondrian-inspired prints 30 years before Yves Saint-Laurent, to Kasia Skórzynska, a recent fashion graduate from Warsaw’s Katedra Mody who founded the already acclaimed and successful label k a a s k a s, Chrysalis will introduce the designers, photographers, models and fashion icons who shaped Polish fashion over the last 90 years. Beautifully designed by one of Poland’s most exciting artists, Tymek Borowski, and the first publication of its kind in the English language, Chrysalis is being launched alongside an accompanying website www.polishfashionstories.com, which will offer a constantly updated source of information about past and current trends in Polish fashion.

With the intriguing fashions of communist-era Poland currently experiencing something of a renaissance and undergoing a captivating reinterpretation, a new generation of Poles are now beginning to discover these jewels of Polish fashion, which Chrysalis finally offers to the English-speaking public and industry professionals.

The anthology is published by the Polish Cultural Institute in London and supported by Contemporary Lynx magazine and YES, one of Polandʼs best-known exclusive jewellery brands.

Visit www.polishfashionstories.com

Enjoy delicious Polish delicacies at Sowa!

Traditional Polish food cooked with passion… 

About Sowa Restaurant & Patisserie:

Located on Ealing’s High Street, Sowa Restaurant & Patisserie is the place to go for delicious Polish delicacies served in a stunning setting. Whether its for a hearty three-course meal or a sweet treat, Sowa Restaurant & Patisserie is the ideal choice and a favourite among London’s Polish population – which is a testament to their authenticity. Dining at Sowa is an elegant affair, the restaurant has muted lighting, cosy furniture and service that is quite simply unrivalled. This is one spot not to be missed – just remember to book in advance though, because Sowa Restaurant & Patisserie is know to fill up fast. Quandoo

Sowa Restaurant continue to support Bal Polski and have  very generously donated two vouchers to 46 Bal Polski Lucky Dip.

Dziękujemy Naszym Darczyńcom!

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Work Experience with Jo Sidhu QC

 

Instructed in serious criminal cases including fraud, homicide, terrorism, drugs, armed robbery, extradition, and in cases involving human rights issues.

Superlative: he punches way above his weight.

Legal 500

Publications

  • Cases that Changed our Lives – author of chapter on Legal Insanity. Foreword by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls. Butterworths (2010).
  • Twenty Eight Days – What’s the Verdict CLJW (2010), Vol 174, p103
  • The Criminal Case of Usman Saddique The Guardian.11/02/10
  • The Special Relationship CBQ March 2007. Issue 1, p6

Associated Work

  • Bencher at Lincoln’s Inn
  • President of the Society of Asian Lawyers 2013-2016
  • Vice-chair Equality & Diversity Committee of the Bar Council (member since 2003).
  • Qualified to undertake direct public access work.
  • Lead Advocacy Trainer with Lincoln’s Inn.
  • International Advocacy Trainer with the ATC
  • Pupil supervisor.
  • Regular broadcaster on TV and Radio on legal and political issues
  • Winner of the Asian Professional of the Year award (2016) and listed in GG2 Magazine as one of the top 101 most influential Asians in the UK

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Wadham College Law Society (since 2000).

Pre-Law Experience and Voluntary Work

  • Chair of School Governing Body (1997-2017).
  • Elected Councillor in London Borough of Ealing (1994-1998).
  • Member of Middlesex Area Probation Committee (1995-1998).
  • Tutor in Economics (P/T) (1989-91).
  • Senior Programme Researcher at the BBC (F/T) (1989).
  • Policy and Research Officer with London Borough of Ealing (F/T) (1988).
  • Caseworker with Southall Monitoring Project (P/T) (1986-1989).
  • Jury foreman in two trials (1984).

Languages

  • Punjabi
  • Hindi (working knowledge)

Education

  • BA (Hons) PPE – University of Oxford
  • MSc Politics of the World Economy – L.S.E.
  • CPE – The College of Law
  • BVC – Inns of Court School of Law

Come to 46 Bal Polski and bid for a week’s experience raising funds for our charities- Project Polonia and Polish Association of the Deaf, Opole Centre for Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Deaf and Hearing-impaired children.

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Joanna Kajstura 75,000 Facebook followers can’t be wrong!

Caly ten burdel. Nieporadnik Fit Matki Wariatki by Joanna Kajstura – signed by the author

Joanna Kajsutra – Jest połączeniem walecznej żołnierz O’Neil, z filmu z Demi Moore, z Bridget Jones w umorusanej czekoladą wygniecionej piżamie – tak pisze o niej jedna z kobiet, która miała okazję ją bliżej poznać.

Fit Matka Wariatka mieszka w Pszczynie. Jej profil na Facebook’u polubiło już ponad 75 tys. osób! Nazywa się Joanna Kajstura, jest trenerką personalną i licencjonowaną instruktorką sportów siłowych w dziedzinie kulturystyki. W Pszczynie otworzyła jednoosobową siłownię, którą nazwała Kopalnią Odkrywkową. Być może dlatego, że odkrywa dla odwiedzających ją kobiet nowe życie i wydobywa z nich nowego ducha

„Cały ten burdel. Nieporadnik Fit Matki Wariatki” (Wydawnictwo Burda Publishing Polska) autorstwa Joanny Kajstura. Jak sama autorka mówi o książce: „Tę książkę napisałam dla Ciebie. Napisałam ją po to, abyś zrozumiała, że jesteś wyjątkowa, ze wszystkimi swoimi problemami, z dniami, które szarością zasnuwają Twe oczy, z niepewnością o to, co przyniesie kolejny dzień. Napisałam ją dla Ciebie, żebyś zdała sobie sprawę z tego, że jesteś ważna. Że, pomimo swojej zwyczajności i przeciętności, jesteś niezastąpiona. Napisałam ją dla Ciebie, żebyś zrozumiała, że bez Ciebie ten świat byłby smutny i niepełny. Napisałam ją dla Ciebie, abyś zrozumiała, że jesteśmy takie same. My, kobiety – niezmierzona siła. Napisałam ją także dla siebie, abym zrozumiała to wszystko, o czym piszę powyżej.”

Ambaras, kolory i pomidory. Szczere gadki Fit Matki Wariatki by Joanna Kajsutra – signed by the author

Bezkompromisowy poradnik skierowany do kobiet, przekonujący czytelniczki do okazywania sobie szacunku, życzliwości, pomocy i wspierania się. Książka w bardzo szczery i bezpośredni sposób obnaża relacje miedzy kobietami. Piętnuje okazywanie sobie wyższości, ośmieszanie, obgadywanie, wojny podjazdowe, donoszenie, bezpardonową walkę o stanowiska i wpływy, służbowe interesowne romanse.

DVD „Ewolucja” by Fit Matka Wariatka Joanna Kajstura

 

Autographed photograph of Łukasz Piszczek

Łukasz Piszczek  is a Polish footballer who plays for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Poland national team as a right-back, having previously played for Hertha BSC and Zagłębie Lubin.

Piszczek was born in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Bielsko, and raised in Goczałkowice-Zdrój. His father, the coach of the local football club, decided to bring him to one of the training sessions at the age of about 7–8. His brothers, Marek and Adam were also involved in football.

He has been capped over 50 times by Poland at international level from his debut in 2007, and was included in the nation’s squads for three UEFA European Championships.

 

Piszczek made his first appearance for the Poland national team in a friendly match against Estonia on 3 February 2007. On 6 June 2008, he was added to the Polish squad for UEFA Euro 2008 to replace the injured Jakub Błaszczykowski. He made one appearance, coming on a substitute against Germany, but was injured in the training session for the next match and took no further part in the tournament.[10]

On 29 July 2011, the Polish Football Association imposed a six-month suspension on Piszczek for participation in the fixing of a 2006 match against KS Cracovia match in which he did not play.[11] In September 2011, the suspension was cancelled.

Piszczek played in all three matches of Poland’s Euro 2012 campaign and had a solid performance in Poland’s opener against Greece.

Piszczek scored his first international goal against Ukraine on 22 March, which was quickly followed by his second four days later against San Marino.

Piszczek appeared in four out five matches of Poland’s Euro 2016 campaign. He earned his 50th cap for Poland against Portugal in Poland’s quarter-final defeat.