The chairman of the board of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, Jurek Owsiak, was named one of the personalities who have the biggest influence on the social landscape in Poland. He has also won the public vote in the "Citizen" category.
GOCC pays visit to Ostrów Wielkopolski
It might sound strange - but we really enjoyed our visit to the hospital. It is a joy to see dedicated staff in action, a perfect cooperation between the local council and the hospital, which work together for the benefit of the patients.
It was especially impressive when we saw the humble beginnings of the clinic. They have come truly a long way and we are very proud to have been able to help because we have donated equipment worth almost 2. 000 000 PLN! We could see with our own eyes how the 111 pieces of sophisticated medical machinery have been put to good use in the neonatological ward, where even the smallest of babies receive vital help in the first moments of their lives.
We have met the wonderful medical personnel, dedicated doctors and nurses, who watch over the most fragile babies and the volunteers who yearly organise the fundraisers for the benefit of public medicine in Poland. This year the Collection Centres working in Ostrów Wielkopolski raised almost 196 thousand PLN!
We have summed up the 57th Open Tender, where we focused on the purchase of medical equipment for children's heart surgery and anesthesiology. We bought 242 medical devices, which will be donated to hospitals in 23 cities across the country.
It's September, and the winter Grand Finale charitable collection is 142 days away! Even though the registration process is not open yet, some Collection Centres are getting ready to play in the anniversary 30th Grand Finale fundraiser.