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.
Young hero from Sulęcin
Joasia is a primary school pupil and one of the children who learn CPR and first aid within the framework of the educational programme run by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation. Children learn not only how to administer basic help, but also how to behave and whom to call for help, so when the fire broke out in her home, little Joasia knew exactly what to do - she notified the rescue services. The resolute girl quickly left home and waited for the firefighters outside.
Unlike many adults, who would be flustered by the incident, Joasia kept her cool and knew how to call for help and how to report the incident. Little girl's bravery and speed of reaction are the best proof of the fact that children can learn how to behave in the stressful situation and they know how to utilise this knowledge to save lives. These children will grow up to be responsible members of society.
The little hero received high praise from firefighters and rescue dispatchers, who were really impressed with her focus, speed of reaction, and levelheadedness.
We are midway through the day of the 29th Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, and we might just be on track to beat the donation totals of the previous Finales.
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.