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UK - Butterflies LTD non profit organisation                REGISTERED AT UK Register of Learning Providers

Registration number of Learning Providers in the UK (UKPRN) is 10066595

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Supporting the most vulnerable members

of our society 2020

Supporting the most vulnerable members of our society 2020

Dear Friends, like every year since 2009 we are organising Christmas Get Together for the most vulnerable members of our community with UK Butterflies NGO FERI Fundacja Edukacji, Rozwoju i Innowacji EDU SMART Training Centre Dialog of Transformation Twórcze Spotkania Biznesowe Eye Creator Academy

This year the time is more even difficult as many people lost their job due to COVID.


We decided to get together like we do every year regardless of lockdown and the regulations announced last week (5/11/2020) and we will be supporting people this year too.

Our supporters decided to fundraise money to prepare a Christmas Polish Dinner this year again and for those we can not attend Salvation Army Simon Emery in Bradford we decided to deliver food parcels with Polish food.

Our idea is to run few online events / workshops / groups / projects / conferences to fundraise 1000 GBP to be able to prepare our Christmas Dinner for our Polish Community for 50 people and secure 50 food parcels that will be delivered to members of our Polish Community who are in most difficult situation.

We do not anyone to feel hungry during Christmas and we believe that together we will make a difference.

If you think you could support us / join us / donate / volunteer please contact us via our FB page

Thank you so much for your support..

You will find the details to donate at the top of this website (PayPal and QR Code)

If you don't want to donate but would like to buy some food please go to your local Polish Shop, buy: Polish Bread, Ogórki kiszone, kiełbasa, Opłatek, ser zółty, pasztetowa, pasztet, konserwa and bring it Salvation Army in BD3 Bradford.

Drop us an email [email protected]

Check our gallery from last year dinner :)

If you would like to donate please visit our website and scan QR code

Polish Heritage Day 2020

This year Polish Heritage Days celebration! Thank you everyone for your involvement! It was just great!

Thank you Dorota Janór Plata

TGSC Keighley!

We all look amazing #Bradford #ProudToBePolish #PolishHeritageDays2020

Check us out!

Polish Week 2020

Today we celebrated the Schools project on Poland at Appleton Academy.

Thank you Marcin Niedziela for your beautiful letter of appreciation.

It was very emotional when Dominika Marcinkowska read it.

Thank you Ewelina Stefańczyk for your involvement too

Thank you Aleksandra Ścibich-Kopiec for FERI’s beautiful certificates.

Thank you Dorota Janór Plata for your involvement

Thank you so much Shamim Akhtar for your presence and interviews

Thank you to all our friends and supporters for accepting our invitation. I feel grateful that I could share my heritage with you.

I am hoping that we can develop educational program around Auschwitz, human rights, equality, diversity and critical thinking in the future

Thank you!


Prince Harry & Princess Kate visit in Bradford 2020

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It’s been an amazing day! Meeting Duke William and Duchess Kate - feels great! So privileged to speak to Prince William about real problems EU community faces across our district around Brexit.

Ps. He asked the question It wasn’t me, who started! I told him how it is, but also said, how privileged we are as we have each other and how much we support each other regardless of our backgrounds / religion/ language.

Thank you

Kaneez Khan

Thank you

Dorota Janór Plata

for today! I enjoyed this experience and glad we were IN THIS together

#teambradford #proudtobePolish


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Salvation Army Polish Christmas Dinner 2019

It was an amazing day.. We assessed another 8 people, Salvation Army Service users, and put bespoke support in place.

Thank you so much for being there with me and for your great support Saba-Gabrielle Moussa and Anne-Laure Corcol.

Thank you so much Simon Emery from Salvation Army in Bradford for your support. Thank you to all people who donated food, money and their time. Again we proved that #TeamBradford is the best!

You were amazing! They all love you! Thank you so much for your great support in terms of the immigration status. You are the most loved person at Salvation Army

Thank you so much Saba, Simon,

Dominika Marcinkowska

Matt Henderson

Shine Yasin

for your amazing support and help with the *Polish Dinner*. It was a great success! Even the fussy ones like it!

I loved it! I felt privileged to be there with all the service users, staff and supporters! God bless you!

Thank you Dominika and Saba for staying after the dinner and for you amazing support with one of the service users! You saved him today.

I regret it is just one off and we do not provide a regular service. The need is massive, from securing NIN, documents, settled status, paper work to therapy, counselling, support group.. They can’t stop talking..

So if any of you knows anything about the funding my organisation could apply for to provide for the most vulnerable please let me know.

My job is different, so different... But I loved every second of my volunteering.. and I love Saba and Domi of course

I need to finish here as I am becoming too emotional.

Stay safe! Aleksandra



Hate Crime Week 2019

Thank you all for your participation and taking part in our event at University of Bradford as a part of Hate Crime Week. The event was organised by UK BUTTERFLIES LTD (OISC accredited) in partnership with University of Bradford Law Department, Professor Engobo Emeseh- Head School of Law & Dr Sanna Elfving - Senior Lecturer in Law

We were pleased and honoured to host a delegation from Poland; The Chief commander of the Oswiecim District Police Robert Chowaniec, The Head of the Oswiecim County District Region Council, Marcin Niedziela and the General Director of Social Services for the Oswiecim County District Region Council, Renata Fijałkowska.

The delegation took part in our international project of Polish British Erasmus Partnership with ‘Auschwitz / Oświecim’ County Local authorities including Police and Social Services

Once again thank you for joining the School of Law and UK-Butterflies Ltd, for an expert panel on a discussion "Accommodating Diversity and Preventing Hate - Shared Challenges & Collaborative Learning Across Cultures", followed by a light networking buffet at the end of the evening.

Our guests and guest speakers:

Prof Amir Sharif Associate Dean (International), University of Bradford, Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences and Representative of Stronger Communities Partnership Board

Darryl Smith, Policy Officer (Better Health Better Lives) City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Panel Presentation and Discussion hosted by Prof Engobo Emeseh, Head of School of Law, University of Bradford

Panel of experts:

Aleksandra Marcinkowska, CEO UK-BUTTERFLIES LTD (OISC accredited), Immigration Adviser, and PhD researcher, School of Law, representing BREXIT and the immigration status, best practices in Bradford - "a multiagency approach"

Saba Moussa, Compliance Officer, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Olanrewaju Moses - PhD researcher School of Law "Youth - the home and modern diversity in the society" School of Law , representing mental health issues and the Bradford strategies to prevent a crime

Sophia Ugo Imegi - PhD researcher School of Law "Integration and Inclusion of Non-EU nationals through the higher Education” - representing her story as a non EU student and views about Bradford, human rights and equality and diversity

Luke Carson - Cyber Crime Team, West Yorkshire Police - representing cyber crime issues, grooming and malicious communication via social media

Mani Akhtar - West Yorkshire Police , representing Police Hate Crime Team

Byron Francis - Bradford Hate Crime Alliance

Enjoy the photo relation!

Volunteering 2019

Our workshops ''Confidence Building and assertiveness'' just finished after 12 weeks. We run workshops for Polish Community in Bradford. We really enjoyed it!

Confidence is not something that can be learned like a set of rules; confidence is a state of mind. Positive thinking, practice, training, knowledge and talking to other people are all useful ways to help improve or boost your confidence levels.

Confidence comes from feelings of well-being, acceptance of your body and mind (self-esteem) and belief in your own ability, skills and experience.

Low-confidence can be a result of many factors including: fear of the unknown, criticism, being unhappy with personal appearance (self-esteem), feeling unprepared, poor time-management, lack of knowledge and previous failures.

Confidence is not a static measure, our confidence to perform roles and tasks can increase and decrease; some days we may feel more confident than others.

This page provides practical advice about things that you can do to build your confidence.

Confidence and self-esteem are not the same thing, although they are often linked. Confidence is the term we use to describe how we feel about our ability to perform roles, functions and tasks. Self-esteem is how we feel about ourselves, the way we look, the way we think - whether or not we feel worthy or valued. People with low self-esteem often also suffer from generally low confidence, but people with good self-esteem can also have low confidence. It is also perfectly possible for people with low self-esteem to be very confident in some areas.

Working with Women 2018

UK-Butterflies is a Non-Profit organisation that works with Eastern European families (including Roma Community) to better their lives. The activities focus on integrating Eastern European communities to living in the UK, there are a range of community cohesion events, promotion of healthy living and well-being through short courses, workshops. Also the organisation does a lot of work in developing integration between communities, going for trips, learning English, developing English culture, improving health of adults and children, providing programmes for women, mother with children under 5, single mothers, people on benefits, programmes for families, pregnant women, people with stress, depression and anxiety, socially excluded. We also work with people who are obese and overweight.

UK-Butterflies LTD is a safe haven for families to come and access services whilst feeling comfortable, secure and provides a range of services including: food education, adult learning, employment skills, young people activities, women activities, well-being sessions, creative time and family services, parent and toddler group, Family Links workshops, cook and eat sessions.

We work in partnership with key organisations across the City creating a network of partners to shape our work, enable opportunities. We embrace integration throughout from joining our Steering Group, volunteering. Our workshops remove barriers, help people in well-being aspects and also improve their health (for example children and adults with obesity problems). Our work have a direct positive impact on participant's health as social barriers contribute to the development of anxiety and stress. By improving mental health, the level of isolation experienced will be reduced as individuals become more active in the community.

We create an effective balance between Eastern European cultures, traditions and heritage whilst embracing living in the UK.

During last few years we have developed a range of partners to assist with our ambitions including;

Homes for Living Charity (offer housing support services)

Bradford Women's Aid

Chesire Without Abuse - Polish Helpline for women who experienced domestic violence

Whitehall Business Centre

Whitehall Properties

Be Clever Smart Blended Learning (training company)

Grange Technology College

Polish Consulate in Manchester

UK SPOT Training and Coaching

Tyersal Children Centre

Stay in Put Bradford

Jagiellonian Univesrity in London

Jagiellonian Club

Bradford Women's Aid

Lifeline Bradford

Horton Housing

Experts from Southern Ireland, Slovakia, Italy and Poland where we run international projects together

Our tutors have worked in wide projects and change lives of others by empowering people for many years. All our workers are passionate about their work and well educated.

Our training materials are prepared by qualified individuals, updated as needed, and facilitated by appropriately qualified and experienced individuals employing appropriate training techniques and methods. We believe that training programs must be clear and understandable to the participant. Training developers should ensure that readability and language choices match the intended audience. If a service user does not speak or comprehend English, instruction must be provided in a language the service user can understand. Training programs should present information, ideas, and skills that participants see as directly useful in their lives. Successful transfer of learning occurs when the participant can see how information presented in the workshops can be applied in their lives.

Easter Food Bank Challenge 2017

Our workshops

International Women's Day 2016

International Women's Day

Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women's Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day and run exciting events across the World.

Happy Women's Day to all ladies!

6th December 2015

Bradford – the World in One City – becoming home to cultures from around the globe during its past, its present and undoubtedly, its future. UK Butterfly Child In Need is a not-for profit organisation, which aims to develop positive relations within a Polish Community living in Bradford, believing that it is important to reserve traditions and share cultures. We Polish people celebrate the Santa Claus Day 6th of December with gifts and tradition. 6th December 2014 , 20 Polish Families took a part in ''Santa Clause Day''in Shapla Community Hall in Bradford.UK Butterfly Child In Need LTD held some special event for this day. The event was promoted withing the Polish community mainly by word of mouth and social media. We had around 450 people interested but our health and safety polices let us to have 100 people on the premises including adults and children. This was a really nice time. We felt like in Poland. This was a very important event for us – parents and children. This event gave a chance to spend time together and celebrate the Santa Clause Day in Bradford. We were celebrating this special day all together with Polish tradition, Polish art & craft activities - making christmas cards, gifts, Christmas decorations. Christmas Eve and Santa Claus Day are not celebrated by the British Community at the same time in England as by Polish Community. The dates are different and Polish celebrate ''Santa Claus Day'' 6th of December and Christmas Eve 24rd December. Children get presents twice and Polish ''Boxing Day'' is 24th December. We were celebrating this day and preparing for Christmas, taste some traditional food and take home gifts, Christmas decorations and cards. We were eating a traditional Polish food - a supper in Poland includes barszcz (beetroot soup) with uszka (ravioli) stuffed with mushrooms and sour cabbage. Pierogi with meat, mushrooms, cheese and krokiety stuffed with cheese and mushrooms with sour cabbage were the main dish. We enjoyed all the food over the event. We also had a performance with Santa Claus and his helpers. The Santa Claus was giving some small gifts out – the same for each child. Each child had a photo with a Father Christmas. Really nice part of the performance. The children were dressed as a fairy tale character – chosen by themselves. We had a character from Toy story movie, Elsa, Transformers, elfs, Princesses, kings, other.


Language Barrier Tackled with First Aid Course in Polish

UK Butterfly – Child in Need is a Bradford-based registered charity that helps children in need within the Polish Community, by providing children with clothing, school items and other support services and by supporting the wider Polish community.

Visit please for more info


Language Barrier Tackled



Language Barrier Tackled with '' Confidence Building'' course

Training in Polish

The effects of cultural barriers in finding work and how best to tackle them, how to be more confident in class, break down common myths on self- confidence and focus on speaking with confidence. Also basic skills work on literacy at pre-entry level and above. Focus will be on communicating key details when looking for work. Further there will be basic numeracy skills recognizing monetary symbols, how to add/subtract simple numbers, money handling, understanding receipts, bank statements, payslips and tax.



Language Barrier Tackled with '' Communication Skills'' course

Training in Polish

Communication skills: how to greet, respond to greetings, give personal information, make requests, ask for information, give instructions/directions and speak clearly to be understood. To learn techniques for obtaining information from texts by recognising key words and phrases and obtain meaning from key words and symbols. There will be a series of speaking and listening exercises

Volunteering and Employability skills: identifying skills and strengths, job search skills, making a CV, how to give a good interview and making job application.

Online platform which will allow beneficiaries to access course materials online and allow beneficiaries to complete homework and reinforce learning around their children.



Language Barrier Tackled


1st of July we are starting 4 weeks (3 hours x 2 a week) workshops for 20 Polish Mothers. We will learn how to improve our well-being, how to become more confident, how to rise out self esteem up. Also we are going to learn how to get the best from our family life and spend creative time with our children. Only 20 places available. Project will be sponsored by Polish Government and Polish Jagiellonian University! Come along!

Mean time have a look into our gallery and join our group today!

More info: [email protected]



Event Moor Park BD3 7JF

Dear All! Come along to the event which is organizing by our friend Humera. You all are more then welcome. Take your family and friends and come along! It cost you nothing!

See you !




Szanowni Państwo! Święta Wielkanocne tuż tuż.

SERDECZNIE ZAPRSZAMY NA KIERMASZ WIELKANOCNY! SOBOTA 12 KWIETNIA OD 16-18 NA BD8. (Bradford West Yorkshire - niedaleko Manningham Lane)

To dobry czas, aby zarobić troszkę pieniędzy, poznać nowych ludzi, rozerwać się.

Nasza fundacja UK Butterfly Child In Need organizuje kiermasz charytatywny. Pieniądze z wynajmu stołów pokryją wynajem sali oraz zostaną przeznaczone na zakup rzeczy potrzebnych do polskiej grupy na zajęcia taneczne,artystyczne, play grupę, aerobik. Nie mamy wyposażenia, a jest ono niezbędne.

OFERUJEMY MOŻLIWOŚĆ WYNAJĘCIA STANOWISK HANDLOWYCH W CENIE 10F ZA STANOWISKO, możliwość sprzedaży ciast, wypieków, wyrobów, ubranek, zabawek, wszystkiego, czego chcecie się pozbyć. Możecie reklamować swoje usługi do woli, prezentować produkty

kontakt: Agata Delsaint, nr tel: 079 31 259 298 mail: [email protected]

30 stanowisk do rezerwacji



Kochani!!! I tym razem nie zawiedliście!!! To dzięki nam dzieci z domów dziecka

w Polsce dostały prezenty walentynkowe : maskotki, słodycze, kubki, kartki

podpisane przez wolontariuszy i ludzi dobrego serca!!! szczególne podziękowania

dla firmy Maja Package - Zbigniew Malon za dostarczenie przesyłek do domów

dziecka zupełnie za darmo!

Bez Was by nas nie było...

Dziękujemy wszystkim ludziom o wielkim sercu...

St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies. A popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. An embellishment to this story states that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell. Today, Saint Valentine's Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion,as well as in the Lutheran Church.The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine's Day, albeit on July 6 and July 30, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni). In Brazil, the Dia de São Valentim is recognized on June 12.

The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.


Wolontariusze organizacji UK Butterfly Child In Need była inicjatorami i organizatorami ''Mikołajkowego Balu Charytatywnego'', który odbył się 4 grudnia 2013 roku w Bradford. W organizację przedsięwzięcia aktywnie włączyli się rodzice, dzieci, młodzież, pracownicy Community Centre.

Bal odbył się w The Gateway Community Centre. Uroczystość rozpoczęła się wierszykiem, który powiedziała Pani Prezes, Aleksandra Marcinkowska. Następnie zagościł u nas Święty Mikołaj. Radości nie było końca. Dalszą część spotkania uatrakcyjniły piosenki, tańce, wierszyki i przede wszystkim prezenty rozdawane przez Świętego Mikołaja.

Dzieci wspólnie z rodzicami bawili się świetnie. Wspólnie zjedzony posiłek był także miłą częścią balu. Dzieci, mimo że maluszki, zachowywały się wspaniale, były bardzo grzeczne i zainteresowane otoczeniem. Na koniec zmęczone leżały w kąciku ciszy.

Zysk z balu przeznaczony został na zakup brakujących prezentów dla dzieci z polskich domów dziecka.

Prezes Fundacji UK Butterfly składa serdeczne podziękowania wszystkim Rodzicom, załodze The Gateway Centre na użyczenie wyposażenia, i wolontariuszom za aktywne zaangażowanie i bezinteresowną pomoc w przygotowaniu balu, oraz wszystkim gościom za wspaniałą zabawę.


Oto listy do Świętego Mikołaja od podopiecznych naszej fundacji...Prosimy Państwa o wsparcie, aby Święty Mikołaj o nich nie zapomniał w tym roku...Proszę wspomóżcie naszą fundację...


[email protected]

Wpłat też można dokonywać bezpośrednio na rzecz placówki:

Placówka Opiekuńczo- Wychowawcza w Kętach

ul. 3 Maja 22, 32-650 Kęty

tel. 033 843-02-03

fax. 033 843-02-03 ( 26)

Darowizny prosimy wpłacać na konto :46 8110 1023 2003 0300 9699 0003

Bank Spółdzielczy w Andrychowie/ oddział Oświęcim


IBAN: PL 46 8110 1023 2003 0300 9699 0003

Oto listy naszych podopiecznych:

Zbiórka dla Jacka z placówki :) Listopad 2013

Kochani...kolejny raz stanęliście na wysokości zadania...serdecznie dziękuję za pomoc w zebraniu funduszy na zakup kurtki zimowej, butów, czapki, skarpetek, bluzy oraz plecaka dla jednego z naszych podopiecznych..dziś, 25.11.2013 nadaliśmy paczkę dla Jacka do Kęt...

Hope you will love it!!!


Kochani, zbliżają się Święta, Mikołajki...Proszę Was o wsparcie, aby dzieci w potrzebie mogły dostać to, o czym marzą...Ich marzenia są skromne, od klocków lego, poprzez prostownicę do włosów, skończywszy na różnego typu kosmetykach czy gadżetach...wspomóżcie naszą organizację...spełniamy marzenia naszych dzieci...

Hello :) we are nearly in December. 6th December we are celebrating Santa Claus Day in Poland. We would like to collect some money to make all children in need happy by buying the Christmas Presents :)



October 2013

nasza wizyta w placówce w Kętach, październik 2013 <3

Our visit in Poland - October 2013 <3

Cudownie spędzony czas z wolontariuszami z Polski, Anglii, Irlandii, Kanady...dziekuję wszystkim za wsparcie, okazane serce

Dziękujemy dziewczynom za wspaniale spędzony czas w poniedziałkowe popołudnie <3

22nd September 2013

Wizyta Nasera w Placówce Opiekuńczo Wychowawczej w Kętach. Naser to autor tekstów, twórca muzyki HIP HOP.

19th September 2013


for girls from Poland living in Foster Home

Please help us!


Dear Friends, I'd like to share our status with all of you. We have just finished action ''Colour Crayons'' ''Kolorowe Kredki''. We collected 130kg of things for children in need from Poland. Please support us. We really need your help. Thanks to all! You guys do really great thing!

Kochani, oto zdjęcia z akcji ''Kolorowe Kredki''. Dzięki uprzejmości firmy transportowej udało się zorganizować transport 130kg rzeczy dla dzieci z domu dziecka w Kętach. Dziękujemy Kasi Boruckiej - Vice Prezes Fundacji, mamie Kasi, mężowi Kasi, szefowej Kasi oraz wszystkim osobom, które brały udział w przeprowadzeniu tej wspaniałej akcji! Zabawa jak widać była przednia, a dobry humor dopisywał od początku do końca! Dziękujemy kochani!


17th AUGUST 2013



We have received this three amazing pictures from Dagmara Skubisz.

Please place a bid under picture chosen at our fanpage on Facebook

This is our first auction.

We try to collect as much money as we cane to support Polish Children In Need from Kęty,

very small city in Poland.

This event is organize to help in buying things to school. Everyone is welcome!


our auction ends 31st of August at midnight!

H A P P Y B I D D I N G !

Making new friends, working in amazing places and knowing that you're helping a great cause - just three fabulous reasons to get volunteering.

Whether you're looking to help in the great outdoors, work with the public or get up close and personal with children in need we have something exciting happening near you.

Start your adventure now...

W e   n e e d   y o u...

Whether you want to improve your CV, make friends, or just want to give something back, making the move to volunteer could be the best decision you ever make.

There are so many different reasons to volunteer, and everyone has their own reasons. However, here are some of the main benefits:

  • Learn new skills
  • Good for your C.V.
  • Work alongside experts in their field
  • Make new friends
  • Knowing you're making a unique contribution to our work

If you would like to join us please email us:

[email protected]


use our CONTACT form

Thank you...

There are no organisations in Bradford providing the range of services to support Roma and Eastern European families living in Bradford run by non British. We are the only community group run by Polish, Slovakian and Roma.

In the last two years UK-Butterflies LTD i has supported over 2000 Eastern European. by successfully delivered workshops and projects and held events such as: communications skills workshops, confidence building, employment support, English skills for life, English skills for work, play groups, mother and toddler groups, cohesion events (Christmas Eve, Children Day, Easter Market, Santa Clause day, events for children, open days with coaching and health trainer sessions, networking session, cook and eat sessions, weight management or different faiths integration workshops, Family Links parenting skills programmes, etc. ) We work with groups and individuals, both face to face, work and online, answering specific requests for information including sign posting.

Our team of volunteers and professional have an eclectic range of skills, qualifications and experience including psychology, pedagogy, social work with families and children, teaching English, personnel management, economics, business management, employment support, personal and business coaching, child protection, equality and diversity work, business support.

Please share it!





An emergency food bank has been set up in Bradford by a non profit organisation UK Butterfly Child In Need LTD run by Polish and Slovakian in partnership with Coffee and Creme café, UK SPOT LTD, Whitehall Properties Bradford, EVACO LTD from Poland.

The food bank accepts referrals from all advice and outreach centres and also from local community. An immediate food parcel will be supplied before Easter.

We are collecting rice/pasta/noodles, , soups, jams, sugar/tea/coffee, tins of potatoes/peas/carrots/beans - canned food, vegetables, fruits, super noodles/pot noodles, tins of fruit/creamed rice/custard/jelly (for kids), diluted juice, cereals, tins of tuna/ham, long life milk

Any long life food!

Please donate!

Our Ladies were celebrating International Women's Day in Coffee and Creme cafe in Bradford. Nice time spent together on integration and workshops. We were singing Polish songs, had a quiz and Polish music with Polish traditional food.

All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.

European Santa's Day!

Watch our Video!

To encourage creative spirit, Polish people were singing Polish Christmas carols and Polish songs and dancing all together. We introduced the Polish Arts and Crafts workshops which have already been very popular among kids, young people and families. We also had a performer who was playing Polish songs. This event brought lots of new attractions. It was a great entertainment for children, whole families and everyone who wanted to try to get a bit more creative and make Christmas presents this year. Thank you for your support. That was really important day for the Polish Community living in Bradford.

MEMBERS of the Polish community in West Yorkshire are to learn vital first aid skills with charity St John Ambulance – and an interpreter. On Saturday more than 20 adults from the Bradford and Leeds communities will take part in a the certificated course at the Shapla Community Centre in Bradford to prepare themselves for medical emergencies that might befall the children they help through their charity, Butterfly – Child in Need. As most of the group, aged between 20 and 50, speak little or no English, an interpreter will be used to help deliver the course that covers all essential first aid, including how to deal with emergencies for babies and children.

The children's charity director, Aleksandra Marcinkowska, explained why a course in Polish was necessary: "People on the course work with children or have children of their own, so it's very important they know how to give first aid.

"There are thousands of Eastern Europeans in Bradford who do not have good English yet. There are very few courses available with translators – so working with St John Ambulance to train them in first aid at the community centre with one of our interpreters is our solution.

St John Ambulance trainer, Tim Ward said: "Working with an interpreter is a first for me and I'm delighted we've found a way to give vital first aid skills to these volunteers who work with children. "Basic first aid knowledge, such as how to stop a child from choking or what to do if they run a fever, can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved."

Research showed four in 10 parents in Yorkshire and the Humber admitted they lacked the skills to deal with a first aid incident involving their child*. St John Ambulance believes no-one should die as a result of a lack of first aid – and offers courses to communities, schools and organisations throughout the country. Visit or call 01924 262726.

2nd October - we started Season II of Creative Mothers workshops for Polish Community living in Bradford. Workshops last 8 weeks. We meet every Thursday in Tyersal Children Centre in BD4. We will learn how to improve our well-being, how to become more confident, how to rise out self esteem up. Also we are going to learn how to get the best from our family life and spend creative time with our children. Only 20 places available. Project will be sponsored by Polish Government and Polish Jagiellonian University! Come along!

Mean time have a look into our galery and join our group today!

More info: [email protected]