The BPCC’s 22nd Annual Ball, held this year at Sofitel Warsaw Victoria , was a swinging event at which over 200 guests enjoyed an evening of fun. Guests included the British Ambassador to Poland, Robin Barnett, and the Polish Ambassador to the UK, Witold Sobków. Chairman of the BPCC, Antoni Reczek, and CEO, Paweł Siwecki took care of the introductions, while a kilted Martyn O’Reilly MC’d the event, as well as running the whisky-tasting.

The highlight of the event was a live performance by Polish jazz legend, Urszula Dudziak, in amazing physical and vocal form that had the audience gasping with surprise when she revealed her age – 71. For many guests, the chance to see and hear Ms Dudziak on stage was the memorable highlight of the evening. Her charity activity, which promotes opportunities for talented female students from Kenya and Tanzania in partnership with the International Labour Organisation, was enriched to the tune of nearly 10,000 złotys from the night’s charity auction and prize lottery.

A high-quality dinner menu delighted the guests, while live band 36i6 had the dance floor packed till the small hours.

The BPCC would like to thank the Partners, HSBC Bank Polska S.A., Provident Polska S.A. and JLR Centrum as well as the generous donors of auction and lottery items.