ScotsInPoland.com is the web site of the St Andrew's Foundation, a charitable body established by Scots based in Poland. Our objectives are to:
- promote Scottish culture in Poland
- support selected Polish charities
- run Scottish events such as the annual Caledonian Ball in Warsaw
- promote good relations between Scots and Poles
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Our activities are currently supporting the following childrens' charities:
Centrum Rehabilitacji, Edukacji i Opieki TPD "Helenów"
A charity supporting children with a wide range of disabilities. More information »
Iskierka supports children suffering from cancer. More information »
Donors and Sponsors
We offer our thanks to some of the leading businesses in Poland as well as individual donors and sponsors - their support will help us to deliver to some excellent charitable causes.
There isn''t room to name all our donors and sponsors here, so please visit our donors page to learn more about them.
If you''d like to support us and help selected Polish charities, please contact us.
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Hopefully this post finds all of you healthy and happy!
Luckily your humble webmaster has recovered from Covid and found a few moments to post pictures from the 2019 Caledonian Ball. Enjoy!
We hope to see you tonight at the Kandela Bar at Elektrownia Powisle!
Delivering a new Hippotherapy Arena
Building Contract signed We were delighted to learn that earlier this month TPD Helenów signed a building contract for the final stage of construction of their new hippotherapy arena. The new arena will enable them to deliver treatment all year round at their centre in Wawer near Warsaw. Work is…
Helping sick kids
Paul Gogolinski, Mark Sutherland and Iain Leyden attended the formal presentation of the DTI Tractography equipment, purchased with your support and donations, to the Oncology Department at the Upper Silesian Children’s Hospital on 3 July 2019. You can read more and see the full image gallery at Fundacja Iskierka’s website.
Putting your donations to work!
Fundacja Iskierka Your donations have already been put to work and children are beginning to receive treatment with the recent purchase of equipment for DTI (Diffusion Tensor Imaging) Tractography which is used for: Pre-operative planning for brain cancers; and, Differentiation of brain cancers In 2018 St Andrew’s Foundation made an…
Happy New Year
Reserve You can already reserve your tickets for the the 2019 Edition of the St Andrew’s Caledonian Charity Ball to be held on Saturday 30 November 2019 at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel using our reservation form. Tickets are available for a minimum recommended donation of PLN 550 for individual tickets…
A Night to Remember!
St Andrew’s Caledonian Charity Ball 2018 What a fantastic night was had by all at the 2018 edition of the St Andrew’s Caledonian Charity Ball which was held in the Warsaw Marriott Hotel on Saturday 24 November! Almost 300 guests enjoyed an evening of Scottish and Polish culture including dinner…
PLN 150k for charity
2018 St Andrew’s Caledonian Charity Ball raises more than PLN 150,000 The St Andrew’s Caledonian Charity Ball held in the Warsaw Marriott Hotel on Saturday 24 November 2018 raised more than PLN 150,000 for the support of ill and disadvantaged young people in Poland. Many thanks to our nearly 300…
Are you ready?
Scottish Country Dance Tutorials Are you ready to dance the night away at the St Andrew’s Caledonian Charity Ball on Saturday 24 November 2018? If you’re not familiar with Scottish Country Dancing, or just want a refresher, you may find some of the following tutorials a useful guide to some…
Complimentary Dance Lessons
Book your complimentary dance lesson at Arthur Murray Dance Center Warsaw Two complimentary 35 minute lessons including waltz and tango basics Our friends at Arthur Murray Dance Centers Warsaw are again pleased to offer two complimentary dance lessons for couples attending the St Andrew’s Caledonian Ball 2018. Participants will be…
Help us support brain cancer treatment!
PLN 45,000 donated for Brain Cancer Treatment Children’s brain cancer treatment outcomes will be improved by St Andrew’s Foundation’s recent donation of PLN 45,000 to Fundacja Iskierka, a charity supporting young people with cancer, for the purchase of equipment for DTI (Diffusion Tensor Imaging) Tractography. DTI Tractography uses include: Pre-operative planning…