On Saturday, 11 February 2017, ‘SOKÓŁ’ Małopolska Culture Centre hosted an award-granting gala of the Mustard Seed 2017 contest during which winners received statuettes for their charitable activities, support and empathy for others as well as for supporting social initiatives.
NEWAG S.A. was the winner in this year’s round of the contest in the Company/ Association category. Special statuettes and the title “Friend of the Mustard Seed” went to Joanna Walter – President of ‘Perła Południa’ Spa & Hotel and to Tomasz Ćwikowski – President of Erbet company from Nowy Sącz.
The gala ceremony was run by Małgorzata Broda, Manager of Instytut Europa Karpat [Europe of the Carpathians Institute] but the awards and special statuettes were handed over by Leszek Zegzda – member of the Board of the Małopolska Province and the President of Nowy Sącz Hospice, Bożena Jawor – Chair of the Nowy Sącz Municipal Council, Maciej Kurp – President of Związek Sądeczan [the Nowy Sącz Residents’ Association] and Antoni Malczak, Managing Director of MCK SOKÓŁ.
The winners were selected by voting which took place on the Nowy Sącz Hospice website as well as by voting of the members of the Award Chapter.
The Saturday night gala was accompanied by a concert of Mateusz Ziółko and an auction of a painting by Ryszard Miłek. Afterwards, the organisers and the guests went to a charity ball organised at the Ibis Styles Hotel in Nowy Sącz. The proceeds from the evening went to support the Nowy Sącz Hospice.
The Mustard Seed 2017 Contest was organised by the Mayor of Nowy Sącz, the Province of Małopolska, Association of Patients’ Friends of Nowy Sącz Hospice, Związek Sądeczan, SOKÓŁ Małopolska Culture Centre, Europa Karpat Institute and SOKÓŁ Gymnastics Society.