From the very beginning of our charitable work, we focused our efforts on helping medics care for the most vulnerable patients. We want to improve the conditions at public medical facilities nationwide. Our medical programmes became stepping stones in the development of paediatrics in Poland.
We can now reveal the date of the next year's Grand Finale fundraiser. The charitable collection will take place on the 30th of January 2022, marking the 30th anniversary of our work. The medical objective will be revealed later this year.
We have raised PLN 210 813 830, 10 (EUR 45 993 068,79). The money, which we raised despite the pandemic restrictions, will be used to buy medical equipment for children's laryngology, otolaryngology, and head diagnostics.
Our charity has bought medical equipment for children's neurosurgery and neurology, buying sophisticated devices used to diagnose and treat complex conditions and diseases involving the central and peripheral nervous system.
We would like to celebrate World Kidney Day and remind you about all the work we had done to help children struggling with nephrology conditions. Overall, we have bought 1 034 pieces of equipment.
One of the elements which created the amazing atmosphere of this year's edition of our charitable fundraiser was our Get Even with Diabetes run. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, we held a socially distanced version of the annual race. Money raised by runners will go towards the purchase of personal insulin pumps for women with diabetes.
We are 28 years young! The official paperwork to register the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation was filed exactly 28 years ago. The charity was established just two months after the first Grand Finale, which took place on January 3rd. 1993.
PLN 127 495 626 is the preliminary result of our Grand Finale fundraiser. Today, at 16:00 sharp the sum in our account has caught up with the preliminary result we announced at midnight on the day of the fundraiser. The count will continue until March 29th, when the result of this year's collection is announced.
What motivates people to support our charity? What influence the pandemic had on the amount of money we raise? We commissioned a public opinion survey to find out!
We have a great Grand Finale tradition - manufacturers of medical equipment donate devices to public hospitals nationwide, just to show their goodwill and desire to support universal healthcare in the country. Medical equipment was delivered to 11 hospitals nationwide.
You can still donate in aid of the objective of the Grand Finale fundraiser! Some of our digital fundraisers are going strong till the end of February, so it's your last chance to pitch in and help us buy equipment for children's ENT and head diagnostics.
Each year, at the very stroke of midnight on the day of the Grand Finale we announce the preliminary result of our fundraiser. The result is an estimate based on reports we receive from local Collection Centres, preliminary results from online auctions and internet fundraisers.
Our Grand Finale is a celebration of community, a testament of the fact that people want to help, want to take time out of their lives to volunteer and to change the world for the better. Let's look back at some of the most touching moments from the fundraiser.
The result of our Grand Finale 2021 surpassed our expectations. Are you curious how much we managed to raise? It's for sure more than we expected or even hoped to achieve in these difficult times of pandemic.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 15th edition of our Get Even With Diabetes run could not take place as it always has—in the heart of Warsaw, with hundreds of runners in the iconic orange run t-shirts. Instead, this year the run went digital!
We have just three sleeps to go until the 29th edition of the Grand Finale. This year, even despite the pandemic, we are - yet again - taking out initiative global. Let us take you on a virtual tour of all locations where volunteers are going to play with the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.
Patience, we are downloading content