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“Dom Dziecka Falbogi” – Orphanage at Falbogi

 

We're proud to announce our upcoming donation for the Poland v Scotland game in October. Undaunted by the efforts of a Norwegian referee and World Champions, but buoyed by a fabulous donation to help homeless kids to the “Off Road Kids” group in Dortmund, TACC will be making the next overseas donation of the Euro 2016 campaign to an Orphanage at Falbogi, just to the east of Warsaw. 

 

The 30 bed orphanage which offers 24/7 supervised care for children from as young as 3 years through to school leaving age have requested public assistance to create a fitness/play room and to equip it with modern equipment. The project which will be completed with TACC’s donation will, in addition to the therapeutic benefits and enabling physical activity to be enjoyed on a daily basis, educate the children about healthy and balanced diets and assist them in the development of healthy eating habits.

 

In addition to full time care and meeting the physical and emotional needs of the children, the emphasis of the orphanage is towards personal development and equipping each child with the skills and confidence necessary to assume an independent role in society. Each child receives personal education and support, including social integration which may include initiatives to rehabilitate them with their own families or find adoptive or foster families. Specialist therapeutic and development programmes are in place for children with disabilities, dependent on specific needs.

 

Although obviously loved and cared for at the orphanage, local funding is limited and opportunities for such projects like a fitness room usually remain a dream. TACC are delighted to be able to support this organization and to transform the dream into a reality.

 

If you’d like to join our TACC “ambassadors” at the presentation to the orphanage on the morning of match day – October 14th 2014 – please get in touch at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we’ll provide you with details. If you can’t make it on the day, take the chance to support TACC’s initiative by purchasing one of our Poland tee-shirts from our on-line shop at TACC-Poland

 

Remember EVERY penny we raise goes towards supporting kids here at home or overseas in the counties in which our national team plays.

 

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Our second overseas donation of this 2016 Euro campaign on October 14th, 2014, was to an orphanage in the village of Falbogi, located approximately 45 miles to the east of Warsaw.

 

The orphanage had appealed publicly to complete a new Fitness Centre for the 25 children, aged1-18, who are currently resident at the facility and TACC came to their support with a donation of £5,000.

 

 We were able to secure sponsorship from Graylings who provided both the transport and an interpreter for the 11 TACC supporters, including 2 pipers from the Caledonian Brewery Pipe Band, who made the trip. A tyre blow out on the motorway added to everyone’s excitement. 

 

The orphanage was superbly run and, not surprisingly the children were amazed, if not a little awestruck, at the sight of so many kilts.

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The Fitness Centre was a former classroom, no longer needed for that function now that the children attend the local school. Children come to the orphanage not only when they are bereaved, but also from families, unable to cope through poverty, drugs or other societal problem areas.

The generosity of the TA enabled us to take bags of extra goodies, in the form of sweets, tartan gifts and some of TACC’s tablet. Thankfully the orphanage teaches the children a proper and disciplined dietary balance, so hopefully the sweets will last for some time.

 

As might be expected the orphanage has their own kitchen, and the staff and some children provided their TACC visitors with a beautiful spread of Polish homebakes and possibly the best coffee in Poland. 

 

The Fitness Centre will be fitted with new flooring, mirrored walls and a range of fitness equipment that will be used by all the children, under supervision, especially through the long winter months.

 

 

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We are again delighted that the ambassadorial role played by the TA when travelling overseas has been exemplified by our TACC supporters. It was a first class experience to be able to see at first hand the value and benefit that the generosity of our supporters can bring to children in whichever country we visit.

 

Many thanks to all our supporters, Graylings, the Caledonian Brewery Pipe band (as always) and special thank to all those who gave up their free time to come along to the donation.

 

If you would like to come along to a future TACC Away donation or make some contribution please feel free to get in touch, we'd love to hear from you. You can reach us through our Facebook page or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

 

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We’re going back to the home of Scottish football for a great night of food, drink, 

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24 Hour Football - Major Success Print E-mail

In a football match that lasted a whopping 24 hours and raised £9000+ for TACC, two teams, the Lion Rampants and the Saltires, gave their all to

raise money for disadvantaged children.  Tired legs battled against the pain to complete the challenge in aid of the Tartan Army Children's Charity.

They played from midday on Friday 29th to midday on Saturday 30th July at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Centre.  Over 30 players were involved over

the 24 hours, averaging over 10 hours each and many players running over 26 miles.  On the final whistle the score was 500 - 406 to the Saltires.

Daniel Turner, who played for the Lion Rampants said "the match was tough, especially through the night when it was dark and we wanted to sleep,

and we all had different strains and aches. It felt brilliant to reach the final whistle and know we'd raised a lot of money to help TACC do the fabulous

work it does in Scotland and overseas."  Children were invited to join the fun, playing for free on another pitch. Amongst those taking part were Frame

Footballers from Partick Thistle Charitable Trust coached by Scotland Cerebral Palsy player Deano Thornton, and Bonnyton Thistle 2004s and Dalziel

Boys Club.  James McAuley, Dalziel coach said "We were delighted to be involved in this charity event. Our boys enjoyed their game and it is good for

them to be aware that other children don't have the same opportunities as them and they're pleased to have helped out." Junior players were put through

their paces on Friday afternoon by Steve Farrell of Dumbarton FC with drills and ball skills, and lots of children playing Beat the Goalie & Crossbar

Challenge.  Steve said "It's a pleasure to support TACC today.  It's important for football to be accessible to all children and it's always fun teaching kids

new skills and encouraging them to work hard and enjoy the game."  The event was sponsored by Community Trade Union with support from the SFA

and Lidl, and was run by volunteers.  It was greatly assisted with many generous donations of raffle and tombola prizes.  If you would like to make a

donation in recognition of the brave lads who played for 24 hours, you can do any of the following:

 

Text TACC24 £5 (or any other amount) to 70070 to donateEvery penny including gift aid will go to TACC. Please refer to your network operator's standard rates for text charges. You will receive a confirmation text and the opportunity to donate gift aid. 

Alternatively you can donate here https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/donate/makeDonationForCharityDisplay.action?charityId=1002309&frequencyType=S or you can donate here https://www.justgiving.com/tartanarmy

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3 Peaks Challenge Update Print E-mail

Back in late June, Gareth, Ross and Rory Holmes and Andrew Hossack took on the 3 Peaks Challenge here. The challenge consisted of climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales respectively within a 24 hour period, including travel between the climbs. Here's a wee update on how the boys got on with this huge challenge.

 

Here the boys are raring to go at the starting line for the 3 Peaks Challenge at the foot of Ben Nevis 6 o’clock in the evening on Saturday 28th June. The veteran of the team is obviously not quite so keen as he tries to slip back into the car!!!

 

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The boys managed all three climbs, starting with Ben Nevis, travelling through the night to climb Scafell Pike in England at six in the morning. They then moved on to Snowdon in North Wales. The young bucks came trotting off the mountain without breaking a sweat whilst Ross and the veteran of the group staggered off two minutes inside the target of six o’clock on the Sunday evening.

 

The boys would like to thank the two invisible members of the team Christine and Jane for all their efforts over the weekend. The girls drove the team nearly 1000 miles, ensured they were fed and watered and even paid for the Burger King on the way up the road #legends!!!!

 

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Loads of sweat, plenty of fun and just a little pain but all well worth it to raise over £1000 (beating their target by over 150%) for the awesome Tartan Army Childrens Charity (TACC).

Brilliant, and well done lads. Huge thanks from all of us at TACC :-)

 

You can still support the team and donate online at www.justgiving.com/TeamTACC or by texting HEMI93 plus amount to 70070.


 
Dortmund 2014 - with Donation Update Print E-mail

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The Tartan Army Childrens Charity will be continuing its Ambassadorial role during the Euro Qualifying campaign by supporting  children’s charities in the countries in which our national team plays.

 

At our first match in Dortmund, Germany on September 7th TACC will be making a donation of £5,000 to “Off Road Kids” (ORK) who for 20 years have been actively working to provide refuge and support for children, as young as 12 years old, who have become homeless due to negligence, ill-treatment and abuse, and who live by begging, prostitution and petty theft. To date ORK estimate that over 3,000 children have been rehabilitated back into society in safety and with confidence.

 

Off Road Kids

 

Off Road Kids has a network across the major German cities and established their programme in Dortmund in 2005. The Countrywide Street Social Work network enables ORK to engage with “runaways”, many from rural communities, as early as possible and avoid them slipping from one urban centre to the next.

 

A complete spectrum of care and support is offered by ORK, initially with front line Street Social Workers who identify and engage with children in danger, recognising both the physical and psychological manifestations of their lifestyle brought on, and threatened by, illness, drugs, alcohol, violence and lack of opportunity. The need for security, advice, support, care and affection is tantamount to rehabilitate these youngsters.

 

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$1·         ORK’s qualified welfare support workers are able to offer personal attention, giuidance and assistance to the children to re-engage with an educational programme, medical assistance, employment opportunities or simply travel back to the parental home in safety. Many of these programmes are facilitated through partnerships with a suite of private enterprise benefactors and these have provided a momentum of positive change over the years.

$1·         ORK also provide a 24/7 free-of-charge emergency number to all young people needing care. This enables ORK’s Street Social Workers to intervene more quickly.

$1·         ORK has also set up a Parents Hot-line for parents whose children are threatening to run away (or have already done so), who are in contact with the street scene, or who have turned to prostitution. Well-experienced, qualified workers are available to support parents.

 

Young people who cannot find help in their families or in their home town youth welfare, can be given accommodation and assistance by the Residential Youth Group in the Black Forest area which offers intense care and support. In the Residential Youth Group children can start studying for their final school examinations or a professional training program of their choice. With the second children’s home provision is made for the intensive care of 18 children.

 

 

Professional support for the children is essential, and ORK’s staff receives tailored qualifications through cooperation at the Institute for Pedagogic Management (IfPM), which is a joint project between with the University of Berlin and ORK.

 

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TACC are delighted to be able to support this nationwide programme of successful multi-functional  support for some of the country’s most vulnerable children.

 

You can help us support this great initiative by making sure you get your TACC away t-shirt for the game, all profits go to our charitable activities.

 

T-shirts for all Euro qualifiers can be bought here, on our newly updated TACC store. Once again our t-shirts are in partnership with Hairy Haggis and now cover both the away game and the home game.

 

Our donation of £5,000 went to “Off Road Kids” (ORK) who for 20 years have been actively working to provide refuge and support for children, as young as 12 years old, who have become homeless due to negligence, ill-treatment and abuse, and who live by begging, prostitution and petty theft. To date ORK estimate that over 3,000 children have been rehabilitated back into society in safety and with confidence. 

 

dortmund 1 dortmund 2TACC met with Director, Markus Seidel andJens Elberfeld and his team of Street Social Workers who identify and engage with children in danger, recognising both the physical and psychological manifestations of their lifestyle brought on, and threatened by, illness, drugs, alcohol, violence and lack of opportunity.

 

ORK have a smallish office in Dortmund where they invite the children to come in and discuss their issues and hopefully, over a period of time, work out some opportunities to effect the necessary lifestyle changes. 

 

 

Huge thanks to everyone that gave up their free time to come along to the presentation in Dortmund, your support is amazing as always. TACC are delighted to have been able to support this nationwide programme of successful multi-function support for some of the countries most vulnerable children.

 


 
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