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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.



 falbogi 4falbogi 5Unfortunately the boys (big boys they were!) challenged TACC to a football match which was pursued with much vigour, and a decided lack of skill on the part of TACC, with the lads winning by the solitary goal.    


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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