Fundacja im. św. Patryka provides financial support for a variety of needy causes in Poland with funding centrally derived from the St Patrick’s Charity Ball and the Ball’s sponsors.
Fundacja im. św. Patryka disperses funds raised at the Ball by providing financial support to registered Polish charities that provide care and shelter for the less well off.
This financial support is used to buy specialized equipment, to fund training and capital projects, to ease the burden on carers who have dedicated their lives to helping others.
At the ball you can expect top class music & entertainment including a raffle, giveaways, auction and competitions. Plus, a 5 course dinner, a midnight buffet, an Irish Bar, a casino and some fairground attractions.
The ball has two main aims and they are to give our guests an amazing fun night out and to raise as much money as possible for charities in Poland.
The St Patrick’s Foundation Irish Ball is focused on raising funds for Polish charities, but it’s also about having a top-class night out with friends, family and work colleagues in a fun atmosphere.
The Irish Ball provides guests with an exciting evening of top class fun and musical entertainment.
FISP is blessed to have the generous support of individuals and corporate volunteers, friends and donors. Their investment touches the everyday lives of Polish people, young and old, able-bodied and disabled.
FISP is a non-profit organisation run by Irish volunteers based in Poland. The Ball itself is celebrated on St Patrick’s Day, March 17th
or on the Saturday before.
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Every year their Auction and “Tickest Eejit”Golden Ticket competition have been the 2 highlights of their event. Auction prizes are kindly donated by various sponsors to whom they are most grateful.
The Irish Ball is all about letting your hair down and having a fun night out. It’s about losing yourself in the craic, the rí rá and the rúla búla. It’s about raising a toast to St Patrick and then discovering you have miraculously bid on an all-inclusive trip to the Maldives.
To date they have raised over 5 mln PLN and they are grateful to everybody for their support. Without you, they would not be able to assist the many charities that have benefitted and continue to benefit from the proceeds generated at the St Patrick’s Foundation Irish Ball.
Some of the charities they support:
The Polish Sarcoma and Melanoma Patients Association conducts activities in order to bring about an increase in the quality of cancer treatment in Poland. It supports patients and their loved ones during therapy and works to raise awareness in the field of education and cancer prevention. It is active in many areas of public life related to cancer, particularly in the field of melanomas and sarcomas (cancers of the skin and bone and soft tissue)
FISP has provided funding for two children to receive prosthetic limbs after suffering from Sarcoma. Their aim is to provide further funding in 2020.
The Educational Centre in Laski was created by Elżbieta Roża Czacka. She considered her loss of sight as a vocation. In 1911 she founded The Society for the Care of the Blind and a couple of years later – the Franciscan Sisters Servants of the Cross. Both of these , in the second decade of the XX-th century, became foundations for the creation of the Institute for the Blind.
Mother Elżbieta Czacka was aware of the need for the proper education of the blind to enable them to live independently and responsibly. This is why The Centre in Laski educates blind children from their first months of life until the Baccalaureate and Professional Exams in an atmosphere of self-respect and openness to others. In the future, this will enable the blind to live independently amongst their family, work environment, and in a society of sighted people.
FISP have donated funding for the provision of specialist teaching materials and equipment.
Gydynia Oncology Centre – Oncology Clinic cooperates with the Department of Radiotherapy, the Department of Clinical Oncology, the Department of Oncological Surgery, the Department of Oncological Gynecology, the Department of Pathomorphology, which allows comprehensive treatment of cancer patients.
The hospital was in serious need of new equipment and FISP has provided funding for specialist beds for Oncology patients.
In addition to treating and controlling cancer, the Oncological Outpatient Clinic conducts preventive activities for breast diseases (breast dysplasia, breast inflammation, cysts, benign nodules).
FISP were able to support the hospital by using funds from the 2019 ball and helping to replace older equipment. These beds are very expensive and the hospital lacked funding to purchase them independently.
Their team of committee members work tirelessly to organise the Irish Ball every year. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to make it a night to remember for their 500+ guests that attend every year.
Just by coming to the ball, you are helping to improve the lives of the less well off, the disabled, the elderly and the sick here in Poland. The funds they raise go directly to the purchase of capital items that can make less fortunate lives better.
If you are interested in sponsoring a table of 10 at the Ball please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org