A 10-year-old Mateusz Jarantowski from Poznań saved his uncle's life! The boy completed the CPR for Schools training organised by the GOCC Foundation. Boy's school, 18th Primary School in Poznań, held a special event to celebrate Matusz's outstanding bravery.
Our 30th anniversary!
30 years have passed! Can you believe it? The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation was registered exactly on 2 March 1993.
The founders of the Foundation are Jerzy Owsiak, Lidia Niedźwiedzka-Owsiak, Bohdan Maruszewski, and Piotr Burczyński (all of them are, up to this point, the members of the board of the Foundation), but also Paweł Januszewicz, Walter Chełstowski, and Beata Bethke.
At first, our charity was just a small group of enthusiasts on a mission. Our team has grown to a few dozens of people now, but some of the first employees are still working in the organization, sharing their passion for spreading the good!
1st Grand Finale
The GOCC Foundation was officially established soon after organizing its first public one-day fundraiser, the Grand Finale. However, before we have completed all the procedures it was the Children's Memorial Health Institute who would take care of all the documentation. It was a joint effort for a higher cause!
In 30 Grand Finales, we have raised over PLN 1.5 bln and purchased over 70,000 devices.
Branches of medicine which we support:
- paediatric cardiac surgery
- paediatric orthopaedics and traumatology (trauma surgery)
- paediatric nephrology
- paediatric psychiatry
- neurology and neurosurgery
Thank you for being with us and playing so joyfully with the Most Beautiful Orchestra in the World! Thank you for your continuous support!
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit II at the Gynaecological and Obstetric Hospital of the Medical University of Poznań is as of today named after the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity!
Upon the request of the Kharkiv ambulance station, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation purchased a fully-equipped type B ambulance. The purchase of the ambulance and its equipment was made possible thanks to the generosity of the UPS Company and a tennis player Hubert Hurkacz.