Jurek Owsiak, the chairman and the creator of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation, picked up the European Citizen's Prize on behalf of the entire Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation.
Preliminary financial report of the 26th Grand Finale
We have raised over 126 000 000 PLN in aid of neonatal units - our aim was to buy equipment for as many wards across the country so that all children born in Poland could have access to the best medical care regardless of where they were born. And with your generous support, we were able to buy equipment worth 93, 6 million PLN and we have set aside the remaining 32, 7 million PLN for the purchase of remaining equipment for neonatal wards.
We can now publish the preliminary financial reports of how we have allocated the funds we raised in January last year.
We delivered to neonatal wards:
- closed incubators
- transport incubators
- phototherapy lamps
- cardiotocography machines
- cardiac monitors
- pulse oximeters
- heating mattresses for newborns
- infusion and volume pumps
- portable RTG machines
- electronic scales
- and many other devices
All in all, there were 4 000 modern pieces of equipment donated to the Polish public hospitals.
We are also able to continue to finance our medical and educational programmes. We were also able to finance the purchase of rehabilitation equipment, allocating 2,4 million PLN.
It is important to note that the Foundation does not cover the costs of running its offices or does not finance Pol'and'Rock Festival organization.
Volunteers from Collection Centres in Holland met to discuss new ideas, plans for the future fundraiser, and compared experiences of holding our vibrant fundraiser in the Netherlands.
Join us in this year's record attempt. We will be celebrating "Restart a Heart' Day on October the 16th and showing how easy it is to learn the basics of CPR. Everyone is welcome to participate or hold their own event locally!