It’s official! We have just started the most beautiful day of the year, the 27th Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.
Maurycy - boy hero from Ursynów
Just a few days ago media were on the look-out for a brave 12-year old who has helped a senior citizen in one of the parks in Warsaw. We now know that Maurycy is one of almost 3 million children who has been taught CPR and first aid during lessons which are a part of the Foundation's educational initiative. We are very proud that Maurycy has put his knowledge to good use and was able to help when it was most needed! CPR for Schools programme combines CPR knowledge with elements of first aid. Children, who take part in the free lessons are also taught how and whom to ask for help.
On September 27th Maurycy was riding his bike by Kabacki Woods, he noticed an elderly gentleman, who had, apparently, collapsed. Maurycy, who had a first aid kit at hand, put on disposable gloves and administered CPR. He called the ambulance and stayed with the victim until it arrived.
We found out that Maurycy is raising money during winter charitable drive, held by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation. He is also passionate about the work of emergency medical services and he dreams about becoming a paramedic and helping people.
Today and tomorrow you might meet our brave volunteers who will be raising money for modern equipment for Polish children's hospitals. Do you know how to tell that they are "playing" with our Orchestra?
The beginning of the new year is a great opportunity to look back at what we have achieved in 2018. What a busy, unforgettable year it has been, and we are grateful that so many of you were a part of it!