A record-breaking 379,210 PLN was raised at the eighth edition of the Charity Real Estate Beach Volleyball Tournament. The event was held on 3rd August at the La Playa Music Bar in Warsaw. Other records were set as well – 48 teams and 336 players competed during the tournament. The whole event was attended by approx. 1,500 people. The MLP Group won with Skanska and BNP Paribas Real Estate claiming the other podium positions. The Polish Volleyball Federation (PZPS) was the honorary patron of the event.
A check for 369,210 PLN was presented by Tomasz Trzósło, Managing Director, JLL Poland, to Tomasz Osuch, President of Foundation of Fulfilled Dreams (Fundacja Spełnionych Marzeń). Furthermore, an additional 10,000 PLN was transferred to the account of the Foundation by anonymous donors after the conclusion of the tournament. All proceeds raised from the registration of teams, an auction of items donated by sponsors as well as individual and anonymous contributions will be used for the purchasing of medical equipment used for treating cancer in the youngest of patients. The equipment will be transferred to the oncology departments of three hospitals: the Provincial Children's Hospital in Olsztyn, the University Children's Hospital in Lublin and the Voivodship Hospital Complex / Świętokrzyskie Centrum Pediatrii in Kielce.
“We would like to thank all the partners, sponsors, and people who took part in the auction, for their participation in the tournament and their wonderful co-operation. As for the volleyball teams, I would like to thank them for their competitive spirit on the field. Each year, more and more teams and players participate in the event , and as a result, we are able to collect more and more money for charity. In the eight editions held so far, we have donated nearly 1.56 million PLN that have helped patients of several different foundations. We all – including the whole real estate industry as well as others – can be proud of this result. However, we never rest on our laurels and so we will continue to play for this noble cause”, comments Tomasz Trzósło, Managing Director, JLL Poland.
A total of 360,100 PLN was collected at last year's 7th Charity Real Estate Beach Volleyball Tournament. The funds were donated to The Children's Memorial Health Institute and was spent on the acquisition of two medical cars specializing in transport of both enteral and parenteral nutrition and refurbishment incl. disabled access for two toilet facilities.