Join us in this year's record attempt. We will be celebrating "Restart a Heart' Day on October the 16th and showing how easy it is to learn the basics of CPR. Everyone is welcome to participate or hold their own event locally!
Jurek Owsiak is Knight of the Order of Smile
All candidates for the medal must be nominated by children, and nominations can be submitted by from all over the world. Jurek Owsiak received the medal in recognition of his life-long commitment to the improvement of conditions of Polish paediatric wards. The chairman of the board of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation is also a staunch supporter of children's rights, and he has often taken a stand against violence towards children. International Chapter of the Order of the Smile decided to honour Jurek Owsiak with the medal at the celebratory gala, which took place on May 18th, 2018 in Lipsk.
Order of the Smile can only be awarded to persons who have made considerable contributions to improving the lives of children in Poland and across the world or people who support children's rights and show love, care, and respect towards children. Marek Michalak, who is the Chancellor of the Chapter of the Order of the Smile said that Jurek Owsiak was nominated by thousands of children, who have sent his candidature for Chapter's consideration. The founder of the GOCC Foundation joins other laureates, such as Pope John Paul II, Mother Theresa, Dalai Lama, Irena Sendlerowa.
We are launching a new training session at Szadowo-Młyn training centre. Our 3-day course is a great combination of team-building, first aid and survival exercises and tasks, which prepare future volunteers for their work at the Pol'and'Rock Festival and other activities of our charity.
The team representing our charity will come face to face with players from TVN TV station. The charitable game took place for the second time, and we played to raise money to buy a state-of-the-art ambulance for a neonatal ward of a teaching hospital in Poznań.