NEWAG S.A. sponsored the Charity Climbing Fest.
“It has never happened before. For two days, the climbing wall located in Nowy Sącz will be handed over to you and the sports hall located on Nadbrzeżna street will be the place where we are going to attempt to beat the Polish record in erecting a tower. We are going to use….. crates instead of building blocks. We intend to build the biggest number of the highest towers. Why? Because with these towers and thanks to Newag, we are raising hopes of a young man who has been fighting his disability bravely. The towers will crumble but his hopes won’t.”
With these words the event organizers encouraged residents of Nowy Sącz to participate in the attempt to beat the Polish record in erecting towers. Everybody could have a go. It total, during the two days of the event the fest participants erected towers consisting of 5983 crates and the Polish record in erecting towers was beaten by Jacek Jurkowski, the leader of Klub Wysokogórski [Climbers’ Club] in Nowy Sącz.
NEWAG offered 1 PLN for each create used by an adult in erecting a tower. Crates used by children below seven years of age fetched the double price. In this way, children ‘earned’ PLN 1656 for this charitable cause. The total amount of PLN 6811 which was raised was handed over to Artur, supported by Sursum Corda Association, a member of the Climbers’ Club who survived a dramatic accident. He used to climb the highest mountains but now he is wheelchair-bound. However, modern methods of treatment and physiotherapy can offer him a chance to restore his health.
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