16 Jan Report from our 28th Final of The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity in Bali
Dear Members and Friends of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta
First of all, once again I would like to wish all of YOU a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020.
As some of you may remember from the previous years, at the beginning of January, together with Polish community in Bali, our Polish Business Club organizes a Fundraising Event.
Last year we purchased and donated a portable ultrasound scanner to a Lombok community most affected by the earthquake. See the video from the handover : https://youtu.be/2UdQGCrjNVI
This year we were collecting money for Pediatric and Surgery Treatment for Polish children.
As part of the 28th Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, the biggest Polish charity organization www.wosp.org.pl, on the 11th January in Sanur’s Vila Shanti, over 80 Poles (plus Roland the Swede and Adrian the Hungarian) from Poland, Dublin, Hongkong, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bali and Lombok took part in a fantastic Half Day Event.
Children were having fun learning how to dive, playing different games, trash collecting on the beach, from which they created two beautiful hearts on display cardboard ( one was auctioned for 5 mln ) and adults where showing their open hearts and wallets by being engaged in live and silent auctions.
Balinese gamelan music and traditional dances were mixed with international live music performed by Polish musicians + Adrian, and all of that was colored by Swiatelko do Nieba – the fireworks.
But the greatest moment, oh the biggest excitement belonged to our friend Tomasz Bilut, a multiple World and European Champion in Traditional Kung-Fu.
He donated to our auction his 2014 Gold World Championship Medal, which, after a tough fight between four bidders, was sold for 22 mln rupiah.
Thank you Tomasz.
Tomasz represents in Indonesia DRESSTA www.dressta.com, a global manufacturer of heavy construction equipment and he is still an active sportsman, a winner of two bronze medals at this year’s World Traditional Kung-Fu Championship.
We all had a wonderful time that day, and I would like on this occasion to give a round of applause to all the people involved in organizing this EVENT and especially sponsors, without whom it would be difficult to make it happen.
I would like to thank all of the guests, who helped us to raise 120 mln IDR.
You were WONDERFUL.
Thank you once again and see you next year.
If you would like to see in one minute how we enjoyed that event, open the link :
Andrzej / Andy