It's Saturday evening, and we still have hours to go before the Grand Finale fundraiser... and we already raised PLN 11 850 688! It's PLN 1 700 000 more than last year. We are beginning like we mean to go on.
Nobel Prize Medal from Olga Tokarczuk
Olga Tokarczuk visited with Jurek Owsiak to donate the first official replica of her Nobel Prize Medal to our charity. The beautifully crafted official gold-plated replica of the Nobel Prize in Literature will be auctioned off in aid of the medical objective of the Grand Finale fundraiser.
The Medal, which is identical to the solid-gold medal awarded to the novelist at a ceremony in Stockholm, has already attracted plenty of attention.
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 was awarded to the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life."
Tokarczuk's striking, imaginative and meticulously researched prose received numerous accolades in Poland and abroad. The writer won a Man Booker International Prize for her novel Flights in 2018. Agnieszka Holland's Spoor, a film based on Tokarczuk's book Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, won a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2017.
Tokarczuk received her Nobel Prize Medal in Stockholm on December 10th. Each Nobel Prize Laureate is permitted to request up to three official replicas of the medal, which are all crafted by the same masters working for the Nobel Foundation. The replicas can be donated to universities, museums and other organisations by the Laureates.
The medal donated by Olga Tokarczuk will be auctioned off in aid of the medical objective of the Grand Finale fundraiser 2020 - to help finance the purchase of medical equipment for children's surgery and treatment.
Charitable auctions are a popular method of supporting the objective of the charity - everyone can list of bid for unique, unforgettable and precious lots.
A vibrant, diverse group of people decides each year decides to become volunteers and commit their time effort to raise money in aid of our wonderful initiative. We wanted to know who they are.... so we asked you!
Grand Finale fundraiser is just a couple of weeks away, so, it's a very good time to check in with the Collection Centres to see what they have planned for Sunday, January 12th!