It is 4:00 in the morning, sirens are howling outside. It’s the second week of the war. For a moment, you wonder whether to douse the alarm. After all, instead of sitting in the basement, all you have to do is hide your head under your pillow. And so, what is meant to be will be… However, two streets away yesterday you saw a hole in the ground left by a Russian bomb where someone’s house used to be. It motivates you to get up. You don’t even have to get dressed, because you’ve been sleeping in your clothes for a week. All you have to do is slip your feet into your shoes, throw on your jacket and make your way to the dark, damp burrow where you used to go only to get your bike. At the last minute you still grab a stale bread roll from last week and a bottle of water from the kitchen.
10 days ago, you would have been woken up by the alarm clock on your phone set for 5:00 to catch your morning wall workout, before school. Back then, you hated that silly tune that was supposedly gently yet firmly meant to get you out of your warm bed. Today you would give a lot to go back to it. Now you don’t have to set an alarm clock. You won’t go to any more training, because the hall where the wall is now houses a temporary hospital, and Sasha – your trainer has been called up to the army. In 2 months you were supposed to go to the Junior European Cup in Austria, and in the summer maybe to the Championships in the USA.
What can you do to help? First of all, make your own donation to the Zrzutka (also a recurring one) and support the Ukrainian climbers. Every zloty means helping them to realise their dreams of participating in the next international competitions. It is also funds necessary for climbing equipment, but also for rent, fees and food for climbers staying in Poland.
Your help in promoting the action will also be valuable. You can do this both by sharing the Zrzutka, setting up your own Money Box (Skarbonka) and by liking and following the pza4ua action profiles on social media. Spread the word about the campaign to your family and friends, maybe they will also want to join in! Do you run your own business and are thinking about sponsoring? Become a patron of Ukrainian climbers!
Contact us and we will present you with a proposal for cooperation.