Today we have received amazing news from the European Parliament. The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation has been awarded the esteemed European Citizen's Prize, which honours exceptional achievements of European citizens and organization.
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!
During the 50th Open Tender, we have signed contracts to purchase almost 5 000 pieces of different equipment. Medical experts purchased equipment for paediatric and neonatal units as well as pull-down beds and recliners for parents, who stay by their children's side.
Pol’and’Rock Festival is a great summer Festival where our volunteers who work hard during the winter fundraising concerts can be rewarded for their hard work. Although this is a time to celebrate and fest this is also a place where one can learn lots of useful skills that complement our Foundation’s mission.