A 10-year-old Mateusz Jarantowski from Poznań saved his uncle's life! The boy completed the CPR for Schools training organised by the GOCC Foundation. Boy's school, 18th Primary School in Poznań, held a special event to celebrate Matusz's outstanding bravery.
The Most Touching Moments of the 28th Grand Finale
You create this day - it is your ingenuity, commitment, smiles, and participation make the day of the Grand Finale special and unique experience. It is one of the few days when hundreds of thousands of people decide to be kind to each other and to share much more than money.
You beautiful people make this day beautiful with your smiles, kindness, and selflessness.
1. Australian Flag Rolled Out in Warsaw
We wanted to show our solidarity with the people suffering in Australia and demonstrate that we are not indifferent to the plight of those affected by the raging Australian bushfires. A marine academy choir sang Australian hymn while a gigantic flag of Australia was rolled out above the audience's heads.
2. Sound of Silence performed in Gdańsk
We wanted to make a tribute to our friend, Mayor of Gdańsk, Paweł Adamowicz, who was fatally stabbed while on stage at the charity concert in Gdańsk. We came together to sing "Sound of Silence" with the crowds gathered in Gdańsk.
3. Your generous donations to the charitable auctions
You always surprise us with your generosity. Whether big or small, valuable or handmade, the lots which you donate in aid our online auctions are precious because they come from your hearts. One of the especially touching lots come from prisoners, who donate handmade, intricate items.
4. Your creativity
You sing songs, design outfits, bake fancy cakes and make even the craziest project and flight of fancy a reality in aid of our initiative - thank you for each and every artistic project you participated in! "The Witcher" seemed to inspire more than a few creative re-renditions of Jaskier's song...
5. Your stories
You write about your experiences and share your stories - both those relating to the Grand Finale fundraiser and how the equipment we pitched all in to buy affected your life or life and health of your nearest and dearest. Your stories and your positive energy gives us the power to keep going!
The emotions that accompanied us during the 30th GOCC Grand Finale are slowly fading, and the countdown to the opening of this year's Most Beautiful Festival in the World edition has started! In gratitude for your help, support and commitment to the organization of the Summer Blaze in January, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation invites you to the 28th Pol'and'Rock Festival, to express the strength of brotherhood, friendship and love in our festival community!
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity announced the result of the annual winter fundraiser. The charity raised 47 719 418,62 EUR (224 376 706,35 PLN) setting another fundraising record in Poland.