Volunteer firefighters took part in 3-day first aid and pedagogical training preparing them to take part in the educational initiative CPR for Schools.
Preliminary financial report of the 25th Grand Finale
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation makes sure to provide a detailed and conscientious financial report on how it allocated funds raised during the international public charitable collection, known as the Grand Finale. The main objective of each fundraiser concerns the purchase of modern equipment for different branches of medicine. What is more, the Foundation runs and finances medical and educational initiatives and purchases rehabilitation equipment for individuals. Our accounting period takes up to a year and a half - we must wait for all contracts to be filled and equipment to be delivered to medical facilities to be able to publish the final financial account. You can read more about our financial accounts and reports here.
We can now publish a preliminary financial report of the funds raised during the 25th Grand Finale fundraiser, which took place in 2017. We have raised 105 570 801. 49 PLN (almost 25 000 000 EUR). We have spent 105 599 933,08 PLN - covering the additional costs of equipment from the money raised throughout the year (individual donations, wills, corporate donations).
30 major Polish NGOs have issued a joint statement on the proposed changes to the laws regulating public charitable collections in Poland. The changes were put forward by the Ministry of Interior and Administration and might be used to prevent Grand Finale charitable collection.
In the light of the recent events, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation made a decision to expand the programme providing rehabilitation equipment for disabled people. The charity will increase the sum and scope of its activity in the area of personal help.