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.
Electrifying atmosphere on Parade Square.
The Grand Finale is a charitable collection, but it often referred to as a 'carnival' and it has always had music and fun at its core. That's why this rock'n'roll spirit is always present when we meet to collect money to help others. The artists performing on the day of the Grand Finale waiver their fees and perform for free - there are concerts taking place in towns big and small, in Poland and abroad - we play with the help on over 1700 Collection Centres, which are located all over the globe.
Wilki - that's a cult Polish rock band. They have celebrated their 25th anniversary with a stunning, nostalgic show at last year's Woodstock Festival Poland and brought some of that summer festival magic with them to the cold Warsaw evening.
The concerts will continue after we enjoy the spectacular 'Light to the Sky' fireworks display, which is meant to send a positive signal to the 'angels up above' and to unite all people who were working for the common goal - establishing a Collection Centre, organizing a fundraiser locally for their community, volunteering or donating money to ensure that all babies born in the country have the same access to medical care. We all aim to celebrate the communities created by their participation in the Grand Finale!
The concerts will continue after the fireworks display.
In the light of the recent events, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation made a decision to expand the programme providing rehabilitation equipment for disabled people. The charity will increase the sum and scope of its activity in the area of personal help.
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.