Together with Lechia Gdańsk Foundation we help children from towns which were affected by August storm in Pomerania region:) Thirty pupils (from classes 1-7) from schools in Silno and Pawłowo met footballers from Lechia Gdańsk, visited Energa Gdańsk Stadium and our Olivia Business Centre.
There is another part of our aid campaign for people affected by storms in Pomerania region called “Together we can do more” – this time, we are cooperating with our new resident, Lechia Gdańsk Foundation. Together, we invited to Gdańsk children from schools in Silno and Pawłowo. On Thursday, thirty pupils from classes 1-7 participated, among othes, in training of footballers from Lechia club at Traugutta street. There, they met not only the footballers, but also coaching staff.
– It was a very emotional event for the children. From the very beginning, Olivia Business Centre has kept in touch with us and helped us in every signalised situation. Companies’ workers have given us recently, for example, school starters. Now, Lechia Gdańsk Foundation, which cooperates with Olivia, suggested that children from the most affected families take part in the meeting with sportsmen – says Bernadeta Zimnicka, Director of Municipal Educational Complex in Chojnice Borough. – I am hugely impressed by the openness of Lechia Club and Foundation, which invited our children to the training and organised their visit to Energa Gdańsk Stadium. Children had so much fun. It was an admirable gesture. – she added.
Children’s visit to Energa Gdańsk Stadium was possible thanks to the cooperation of Lechia Gdańsk Foundation and Arena Gdańsk Operator Sp. z o.o.
– Lechia Gdańsk Foundation was established to help others. Sometimes it is a material and sometimes financial support. At times, we need to focus on a form of support, which may seem minor, but is needed in a very essential aspect of life; in this case, it was all about bringing smiles to the faces of children, who experienced very distressing consequences of August storms. Together with Olivia Business Centre we wanted the time spent on the pitch with footballers to give children a lot of energy, cheer them up and inspire. Joy on the faces of these young people makes me realise that our actions have great value. – said Janusz Biesiada, Lechia Gdańsk Foundation CEO.
Thursday meeting with Lechia team – children were greeted, among other guests, by Sebastian Mila, Milos Krasic and Dusan Kuciak – was only a part of prepared attractions. From Traugutta street children went to Energa stadium, where, under the custody of a guide, they visited all recesses of the facility, where national matches are played by Lechia’s footballers. Next, participants visited Olivia, where snacks were waiting for them.
– No change can be introduced without a direct engagement of certain people. In Olivia, we try to motivate to joint activities not only companies and organisations residing here, but most of all people, who create them – summed up Monika Bogdanowicz from Olivia Business Centre, who is responsible, for example, for CSR projects in Olivia. –We get engaged in ideas and initiatives, which go beyond business and are designed to, for example, support local communities. So far, the workers of such companies as Energa, Fujifilm and Staples have decided to help affected people from Pomerania region. Now, Lechia Gdańsk Foundation has become our partner. We believe that our first joint action will give us momentum to build even closer relations – she added.