The declared amount at the end of the 32nd Grand Finale day was PLN 175,426,813. Today, we have achieved the expected result in our fundraiser's account. However, it is not over yet. We continue to tally the funds. The final result will be revealed on 27 March!
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity took immediate action after Russia's brutal attack on Ukraine to help our neighbours by purchasing medical devices and disposables.
- In June 2023, we ended our action to support Ukraine. The GOCC Foundation have donated over PLN 25,000,000.00 to aid Ukraine.
- We bought devices and disposables for Ukrainian hospitals, as well as Polish medical facilities admitting refugees.
- We have purchased i.a.: 90 heart monitors, 33 ventilators, 7 anaesthetic machines, 12 oxygen concentrators, 61 pulse oximeters, 14 USG, 10 ECG, 3,500 individual first aid kits.
In March 2022 we have teamed up with the Warsaw city council to establish a shelter for Ukrainians arriving at the Warsaw East railway station. We ran the second aid point on the border crossing of Shegini, where many Ukrainian refugees were fleeing to Poland.
- In order to show our solidarity with fighting Ukraine, we held the 28th Pol'and'Rock Festival under the slogan: NO WAR!
We remain in touch with the largest NGOs engaged in carrying humanitarian aid to Ukrainians. We analyse the current needs and issues they raise.
Support for hospitals in Ukraine
The GOCC Foundation delivered a total of 5,196 top modern medical devices to the hospitals in Ukraine, i.a.: heart monitors, defibrillators, ventilators, and disposables. We have also delivered 371 wheelchairs.
Upon the request of the Kharkiv ambulance station, the GOCC Foundation also purchased a fully-equipped type B ambulance. The purchase of the ambulance and its equipment was made possible thanks to the generosity of the UPS Company and a tennis player, Hubert Hurkacz.
We have pledged a total of PLN 16,230,010.34 to help hospitals based in Ukraine, supporting 20 medical facilities in 16 different locations: Uzhhorod, Rivne, Ternopil, Lutsk, Chervonohrad, Novovolynsk, Kyiv, Odesa, Yavoriv, Khmelnytskyi, Lviv, Dnipro, Vinnytsia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kharkiv, and Drohobych.
Support for Polish medical facilities
We have extended our support to the hospitals in Poland admitting refugees, pledging nearly PLN 6.9 million. Among the 624 devices donated to the chosen facilities, were i.a.incubators and resuscitation units.
A fully-equipped type B ambulance was also delivered to Przemyśl and handed over to the St. Padro Pio Voivodeship Hospital in Przemyśl by Jurek Owsiak.
Humanitarian Aid Point
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity teamed up with the Warsaw city council and other NGOs to establish a shelter for Ukrainians arriving in Warsaw. A fully-equipped and furnished tent of 3,000 square meters was set up at the Warsaw East railway station. It operated 24/7 to provide help to the refugees from Ukraine. We have given help to 4,216 people.
Moreover, we ran the second aid point on the border crossing of Shegini, where many Ukrainian refugees were crossing the border while fleeing to Poland. Peace Patrollers partnered up with Humanitarian Aid Centre volunteers to bring help to the cold, exhausted, and more often than not traumatized people.
28th Pol'and'Rock Festival – NO WAR!
After two consecutive years of pandemic editions, the Pol'and'Rock Festival 2022 felt like a homecoming. We got back to the roots and traditions that stand for the foundations of the Most Beautiful Festival in the World, organizing once again a free, open, unticketed event on a grand scale. Our festival's coming back to “normal” coincided with the Russia's brutal attack on Ukraine. And it could not go unnoticed. The 28th Pol'and'Rock Festival took a form of a massive peace manifestation under the slogan: NO WAR!
The line-up of the event included the performances of Ukrainian bands (combining the elements of Polish and Ukrainian cultures, DAGADANA, and a metal group, Jinjer, at the concert of which our audience raised the flag of Ukraine). One of the Academy of the Finest of Arts meetings was a discussion on the job of a war correspondent with Wojciech Bojanowski and Marcin Wyrwał. NGOs also held a debate on human rights with regard to the current situation in Ukraine and talked about the attitude towards receiving refugees in Poland. Moreover, the scenography of our Main Stage, as well as multiple merch designs referred to the main theme of the event “NO WAR!”.
The spirit of love and peace reached far beyond the grounds of Czaplinek-Broczyno Airfield through online livestreams from our concerts and the AFA meetings. Those festivalgoers who could not be with us physically were following us online even from the most distant corners of the globe, i.a. Ukraine, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Brazil, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico, Canada, the USA, Japan, Argentina, Chile, Iceland, the Philippines, Peru, Malaysia, the Ivory Coast or Morocco!