PLN 127 495 626 is the preliminary result of our Grand Finale fundraiser. Today, at 16:00 sharp the sum in our account has caught up with the preliminary result we announced at midnight on the day of the fundraiser. The count will continue until March 29th, when the result of this year's collection is announced.
New abulance for a Krakow hospital
The ambulance, fully equipped with devices which allow transporting even the severely injured patients, will now serve the University Children's Hospital in Kraków. This donation comes after the team at the Foundation have heard that one of the major paediatric clinics in Kraków did not have a modern emergency vehicle at their disposal. The ambulance is specially equipped with the following equipment: life support machine, AED, state-of-the-art transport equipment and stretchers, a set of Kramer splits, cervical collars and other essential devices. The ambulance is also equipped with a set of winter tires and fully insured. The emergency vehicle is worth almost 600 thousand PLN and has been purchased with the funds raised during the 24th Grand Finale charitable collection, which was held in 2015.
The University Children's Hospital in Kraków has received 453 devices donated by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Foundation. The overall worth of equipment donated by the charity to the paediatric hospital amounts to 14 000 000 PLN. Medical devices, bearing the charity's heart logo are at work at different wards of this hospital: the charity has equipped children's surgery ward, oncology and haematology wards, cardiac surgery ward, Nephrology ward, and the ER. The equipment donated by the GOCC includes life support machines, endoscopes, ultrasonography machines, insulin pumps, RTG, an orthopaedic surgery table and ECMO device.
The result of our Grand Finale 2021 surpassed our expectations. Are you curious how much we managed to raise? It's for sure more than we expected or even hoped to achieve in these difficult times of pandemic.
We are 28 years young! The official paperwork to register the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation was filed exactly 28 years ago. The charity was established just two months after the first Grand Finale, which took place on January 3rd. 1993.