Charity fundraiser returns to office

In a video published on Facebook, Jerzy Owsiak, the founder and head of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP), announced that he "is going back to work" and will again be the chairman of the WOŚP foundation.

Referring to the late mayor of Gdańsk, Paweł Adamowicz, lethally stabbed during the WOŚP charity concert, Owsiak said: "Paweł, we're getting back to work, four times or even ten times harder (...) Yes, I will play with the Orchestra, I will be its chairman."

A week ago, Owsiak, the charity's founder and its leader over the 27 years of its history, expressed shock over the death of Adamowicz and announced his resignation as WOŚP president.

"One heart faded, but on the other hand, millions of hearts opened," Owsiak emphasised.

Paweł Adamowicz was stabbed by an attacker on January 13, 2019, during a WOŚP concert in Gdańsk and later succumbed to his extensive injuries in hospital. He was 53.