Hospitals in Poland are struggling with equipment shortages as the cases of coronavirus patients are on the rise. The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity took up emergency action to address some of the most desperate needs of public healthcare in the country.
Grand Finale 2021 Timetable
Even though we all cast our thoughts to January 31, 2021, as one of the most important days of in the calendar of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity - the day of the Grand Finale fundraiser, when thousands of volunteers take to the streets to fundraise and to enjoy an amazing atmosphere of the Grand Finale and thousands of different community events bring people closer together, we know that the run-up to the main event is also very important.
December 1, 2020 - We launched an online collection in aid of our medical objective. All money raised through digital fundraising channels goes towards the purchase of medical equipment for children's laryngology, otolaryngology, and head diagnostics.
December 15, 2020 - Collection Centres can now hold different fundraising events. Grassroots community spirit is the very backbone of our initiative. We are always impressed by the creativity and energy that goes into preparing different community events. It's a great way of bringing people together, creating a very special feeling of active, aware citizenship.
December 15, 2020 - Shop and business owners can now display our Collection Boxes on their premises. Collection Boxes can also be displayed in a variety of locations, where members of the public can support our mission.
January 10, 2021 - Marks the initial date of the Grand Finale fundraiser. The event is traditionally held on the second Sunday of January. We moved the date of the Grand Finale on account of the extended lockdown in Poland.
January 30, 2021 - We will begin the live online broadcast of the main telethon part of the Grand Finale fundraiser. Music has always been and will be an integral part of the Grand Finale fundraiser, so some of the best Polish artists will be playing live at our Grand Finale studio.
January 31, 2021 - The main event is here. We will be with you online and on TV from the very early morning until midnight! Music, news, community - all in aid of the Grand Finale fundraiser and to help save lives and health of kids in Poland.
February 14, 2021 - Final deadline for our charity auctions held on Allegro service. Whoever placed the highest bid by Valentine's Day will be the proud winner of the bidding war.
February 28, 2021 - Final deadline for online collections held in aid of the Grand Finale fundraiser.
A brand new roundabout in Gorzów Wielkopolski has been officially named after our charity. We are delighted, especially because the town is located in the vicinity of Kostrzyn nad Odrą, where we host our festival.
We have officially begun preparations to hold the 2021 Grand Finale fundraiser, and the process of Collection Centre registration is now live on our websites. Local Collection Centres coordinate the work of volunteers and hold the local editions of the fundraiser.