Plane carrying 11 tonnes of personal protection equipment for medical staff working on the frontline of the battle with coronavirus pandemic touched down in Warsaw last night.
Visit the Building Site of the Grand Finale Studio
Let's check out the progress on the building site of our Grand Finale studio which is being erected at the very heart of our capital city of Warsaw. The vibrantly designed temporary studio, which will be housed by a large tent, will become the very hotspot of the activity on the day of the fundraiser. Both the telethon and concerts will be broadcast live on the Internet and TV from this location.
The studio's dimensions are 2 600 m2. The main feature of the carefully designed set will be 1000 light points (and we mean massive led screens), which will create a vibrant (and bright!) backdrop for the telethon and concerts. Outside the studio, and visible for all passersby, will be a pyramid created out of screens. It will allow members of the public to peek inside the tent and to find out what's going on on the inside. 80 trucks will be used to haul all the equipment necessary to construct this temporary sudio. It comes as no surprise that the tent and equipment are estimated to weigh 140 tonnes.
The crew working on-site at the studio will be taken care of by two ER teams, two doctors, and two teams of fully equipped first responder teams. All people working at the studio - musicians, production team, and guests will go through mandatory coronavirus testing, fill in a medical questionnaire and have their temperature checked. We liaise closely with all relevant medical services and health & safety authorities signed off on our event.
Allegro has donated PLN 2 000 000 to our COVID-19 Relief Fund allowing us to order additional 24 medical ventilators, bringing the overall number of ventilators we bought in aid of coronavirus relief to 71.
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity bought equipment for four laboratories testing coronavirus samples. Lab equipment worth almost PLN 10.5 million (over EUR 2 300 000) will be donated to laboratories in Warsaw, Łódź, and Poznań. This latest commitment takes the purchases in aid of COVID-19 Relief to PLN 50 million.