A Night at the Opera: A Reciatal of Italian Arias

Wojciech Mikołaj Zalewski baritone will be giving a reciatal of Italian Arias with the proceeds going to the Medical Aid For Poland Fund.

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Medical Aid for Poland Fund

In August 1981, in the midst of the Polish people's struggle against communism, the Federation of Poles in Great Britain received a letter from Solidarity Chairman Lech Wałesa appealing for medical aid. In September Dr. Bożena Laskiewicz and her colleagues sent the first container of supplies to Poland. The Medical Aid for Poland Fund was founded shortly afterwards.

On 13 December 1981 General Jaruzelski declared Martial Law and sent tanks on to the streets of Poland. M.A.F.P. sent their first three trucks of aid in January and two in February 1982. In total our Fund sent 335 trucks of aid to Poland, the last in 1996. By then it had become practical to buy medical supplies and equipment in Poland directly.

Letter

The fall of communism enabled Poland to introduce many economic reforms leading to a steady improvement in living conditions. Much progress has been made in the country and a new wealthy elite has appeared. But millions of poor in the countryside, the industrial suburbs, in closed factory towns and left behind in the poorest parts of today's Ukraine, Belarus, and scattered throughout Asia, remain in need of our help.

The Charity raises funds to purchase medical supplies and equipment. Not only hospitals, but also care homes, children's homes, special schools and on some occasions individuals in need are helped. The range of assistance is wide: medicines, wheelchairs, prostheses (artificial limbs), insulin pumps for children with type 1 diabetes, incontinence pads, drugs, rehabilitation equipment, rehabilitation courses for handicapped children, orthopaedic equipment, hearing aids, subsidising a children's eye clinic, oxygent tents, specialist beds, and many others.

More information can be found on Medical Aid for Poland's website: View

Date: 05 July 2016

Time: 6:30 p.m. for 7:00 p.m.

Member Ticket Price: £ 15 including wine.

Non-member Ticket Price: £ 20 including wine.

Student Ticket Price: £ 5 including wine.

Buying Tickets: Payment Information can be found here - View