They are young and old, from Poland and abroad, fundraising in towns and villages. They are a group of 120 000 people doing their best to do good!
24 Medical Ventilators for Polish Hospitals
Allegro has been working with our charity to provide us with a safe and secure auctioning platform. The company decided to contribute to our COVID-19 Relief Fund and to encourage the users of its auction platform to donate in aid our initiative.
The initial donation of PLN 2 000 000 allowed our charity to purchase 24 medical ventilators. Breathing support machines are essential when it comes to treating patients with the most severe cases of illnesses caused by the novel coronavirus. These 24 machines will be donated to ICU wards across the country, and they can be used when treating both adults and children.
What is more, in addition to donating money, Allegro bought single-use surgical masks and disinfecting liquid for PLN 1 000 000. These items will be given to hospitals in Warsaw, Poznań, Wrocław, Bydgoszcz, Kraków and paramedics in Gorzów Wielkopolski. The need for personal protection and disinfection gear is endless and, unfortunately, often unmet, which poses a significant risk to the health of medical staff on the frontline of the fight with coronavirus pandemic.
People who use the Allegro online shopping and bidding platform can donate in aid of the health care system in Poland and to support the efforts and costs incurred by the pandemic.
Our initiative travels the world! We are "playing" on all continents, wherever there is a vibrant, energetic Polish community abroad. We are very proud of our friends who decide to play with our Orchestra in the most remote corners of the world.
Olga Tokarczuk donated the first official replica of the medal to the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity to be auctioned off in aid of the medical objective of the Grand Finale fundraiser 2020.