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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.


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