31st Grand Finale of the GOCC in numbers - a little about our volunteers
Over 120 thousand volunteers, divided among 1,653 Collection Centres, are involved in this year’s Grand Finale. Learn about the unique hubs in Poland and abroad!
We'll Keep Playing for Charity!
Since the launch of the registration process, over 900 Collection Centres - regional hubs for the fundraising activity - applied to hold their local editions of the Grand Finale fundraiser.
The Most Touching Moments of the 28th Grand Finale
Grand Finale is the biggest public charitable collection - it is a very special day when nothing is impossible. It's a day made out of hundreds of thousands of beautiful stories - here are 5 touching moments we found!
GOCC Going Global
Our initiative travels the world! We are "playing" on all continents, wherever there is a vibrant, energetic Polish community abroad. We are very proud of our friends who decide to play with our Orchestra in the most remote corners of the world.
Jerzy Owsiak is the most admired Pole!
Founder, chairman of the board and a long-term volunteer of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation has been named the most admired public figure in Poland by the YouGov ranking for 2018.
A success in Munich
First Grand Finale in Munich, Germany will go down in history as a resounding success for the charity and volunteers have collected €16. 000!
Beautiful day in Wellington (NZ) to collect funds!
Armed in hats, sunscreens and water bottles, our colleagues from New Zealand held the fort! Thanks! You rock!
Hornsund - GOCC in the Arctic
Gadgets from the edges of the world from Polish Polar Station on Svalbard! Handmade and one-of-a-kind souvenirs from the team of researchers and scientists.
Orchestra plays in China
The Orchestra will be 'playing' to help neonatological wards on January the 14th, but the Roan band decided to kick-start our charitable collection the only way they can - rock'n'roll style and take the charity on a tour of China.
Polish music in Rotterdam
The Collection Centre based in Rotterdam invites everyone to enjoy some great music from Poland.
Ørganek to play in Dublin
Ørganek will be playing in Dublin to support the efforts of the Grand Finale charitable collection in January next year!
Grand Finale in Melbourne!
26th Grand Finale will take place in the state capital of Victoria. We will be sharing our positive energy and enthusiasm with our friends and neighbours.
GOCC awarded in Chicago!
Jurek Owsiak, the founder and chairman of the board of the Foundation received an award during the annual Physician's Ball in Chicago. Polish Medical Society decided to honour the work of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity and we're grateful for the appreciation!
Collection Centre Convention in Brussels!
Representatives from ten countries met in Brussels last weekend to discuss their experiences and share their knowledge and know-how about how it is to run and organise a Grand Finale fundraiser abroad!
International Collection Centre Convention in Brussels
This year our charitable Orchestra has played globally - taking our initiative to Japan, China, Georgia, all over Europe and fundraising for Polish medicine in the Americas. We decided to get together with the representatives of 10 international Collection Centres in Brussels over this weekend.
First ever Grand Finale in Bournemouth!
Bournemouth is a lovely seaside resort in county of Dorset. A vivid Polish community is 30 thousand strong, and we all came together in aid of the fundraiser for the first time ever!
Patience, we are downloading content