The representatives of the Foundation, Jurek and Lidia have officially donated the fully-equipped ambulance to University Children's Hospital in Kraków. The emergency vehicle is worth nearly 600 thousand PLN.
Take care & be safe!
There are 120 000 volunteers actively supporting our initiative on the day of the Grand Finale and we value their commitment, trust, and hard work they put into collecting money in aid of our charity. We would like to remind you about 5 simple rules you can follow to make sure that you are safe and sound and can enjoy your day to the fullest!
1. Make your own safety your number one priority!
Your own safety should be your top priority on the day of the fundraiser. If someone wants to steal your Collection Box - do NOT put up a fight. Hand it over, get to a safe location and notify the police and Chief of your Collection Centre.
Take care of your health - stay warm, eat a warm meal and make sure to prioritize your health over collecting money.
2. Keep your friends close
You should not fundraise alone. Always stay in a group. First of all, it is safer and secondly, it is much more fun to walk around the town in a group of friends.
3. Stay in the light
It gets dark early in January, so please make sure to stay in the areas which have good artificial lighting.
4. Stay in public spaces
We never do door-to-door fundraising. Please make sure to respect the privacy of other people and collect money in public spaces - such as in the streets, market-places.
5. Never force anyone to donate
Our volunteers look for voluntary donations made by people who want to support our initiative. You should not force anyone to donate. Make sure to thank for each and any donation because all funds go towards purchasing equipment for children's hospitals!
This year's Woman of the Year is Lidia Niedźwiedzka-Owsiak: medical director of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation, social activist and driving force behind the charity. She has been acknowledged for consistency, prudence, and diligence in building the Foundation.
Volunteer firefighters took part in 3-day first aid and pedagogical training preparing them to take part in the educational initiative CPR for Schools.