Grand Finale fundraiser is just a couple of weeks away, so, it's a very good time to check in with the Collection Centres to see what they have planned for Sunday, January 12th!
11 Tonnes of PPE Delivered to Poland
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity aims to supply medical staff working with COVID-19 patients with protection equipment, which since the beginning of the worldwide pandemic is one of the most sought-after medical supplies, and unfortunately, a most critically unmet necessity. We want to ensure that the member of the staff, who bravely put their health on the line to protect others can feel safe. The charity has purchased 50 000 sets of PPE consisting of coveralls, boot covers, medical-grade protective masks, and goggles and an additional 50 000 face masks. The protective gear purchased by our charity will be delivered to hospitals nationwide once all customs formalities are duly fulfilled. It is the first shipment of equipment purchased from China.
The shipment from China was made possible thanks to the national scheme "Cargo for Poland" and carried out thanks to the cooperation and selfless help from the team at Lot Polish Airlines. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner carrying 100 m3 of freight touched down on Chopin Airport in Warsaw last night.
We are grateful for the work done by the staff working at LOT Cargo, for keeping the air transport between Poland and China. Thanks to their work we are able to bring all the necessary equipment and gear to help medical professionals fight the virus. Our expertise and involvement, the great organization on the side of the carrier, and the fact that the government paid all transportation expenses show that working as a team brings about huge success. Once again - thank you!
- Jurek Owsiak, chairman of the board of the GOCC charity.
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity is committed to COVID-19 Relief initiative in Poland. Even though one of our priorities is supplying medical staff as well as carers in nursing and care homes with protection equipment, we have also purchased other medical equipment, such as ICU beds, medical ventilators, and heart monitors for almost PLN 36 000 000.
28th Grand Finale is filled with exciting novelties. Apart from moving to a new location, we will, for the first time, we break with tradition and move the date of our charitable run to January the 11th - but we have more news about the Get Even with Diabetes race!
Another state-of-the-art CT suite opened at the teaching hospital in Poznań. CT scanner worth over PLN 7 000 000 is the most advanced device available on the market and one of the three currently serving in European hospitals.