The members of the Board of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation received European Citizen's Prize in the European Parliament. We have been honoured to receive the award alongside three other Polish NGOs: Polish-Jewish Forum and Alicja Szatkowska.
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.
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity has been awarded during Effie Poland Gala. We received two beautiful statuettes - one for our cooperation with partners and second for 26th Grand Finale fundraiser, which has set a new record - 126 000 000 PLN raised in aid of medicine!
Because helping is child's play. Next year our charitable collection will be held in aid of specialist children's hospitals. Are you ready to play with us?