It is with indescribable pride and joy, that we would like to announce that Kasia Madera has graciously accepted our humble request to become Opoka’s Patron.

Kasia Madera is a BBC World News journalist and presenter, a household name, and is respected worldwide for her work. Kasia Madera is an active member of the London Polish community and has been honoured for her work in promoting Polish culture with the coveted Maciej Płaźynski International Journalism Award.

The Polish Embassy in London has also awarded Kasia Madera as an Honorary Ambassador of Polish Women to the United Kingdom. On Sunday evening of 11 November 2018, in one of the most prestigious concert halls in the world - the Royal Albert Hall in London - Kasia Madera, accompanied by Grażyna Torbicka, conducted a ceremonial concert "Sto Lat", dedicated to the one hundredth anniversary of Poland's independence.

It is therefore a great honour for us to be able to say that such a respected female personality such as Kasia has accepted the position of Patron to the Opoka Service. On behalf of us all and the vulnerable women and children we are set up to serve we at Opoka extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude.

Reports from the Jubilee Concert "Sto Lat", 11th November 2018, Royal Albert Hall, London, parts 1 & 2 in the links below.