We celebrate the beginning of the new year and look to the future with hope. Let's recap a very busy year of our CPR training and remember milestones of our educational initiative.
Since 2005 the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation has been carrying out a programme aiming to help individual children which require constant, home rehabilitation. Unable to pay for surgeries and treatment, the charity decided to use the funds to buy rehabilitation equipment for children. Since the launch of the programme, the charity has provided equipment (ranging from exercise bikes, stander frames, vests for chest wall oscillation to specialist bathing mats) to 4 929 children. The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation donated equipment for 19 940 193,83 PLN.
In light of recent events - the so far unsuccessful protest of parents of disabled children in the Polish parliament - the Board of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation has made a decision to expand its programme of help offered to disabled people. According to the new provisions, in the year 2018 alone, the GOCC will purchase rehabilitation equipment for 6 000 000 PLN. The equipment will also be provided to young adults as well as children. The charity used to finance rehabilitation equipment for children under 18 years of age. New decisions extend the age of recipients to 26 years.
So much is happening during 27th Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, not only in various cities in Poland, but around the world! Take a look at our live brodcasts of what’s going on in Warsaw!
Your safety is our primary concern and we would like to remind you about the five easy rules you can follow to ensure you are safe and sound on the day of the fundraiser.