The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP) raised nearly PLN 176 mln (EUR 40.7 mln) during its 27th nation-wide Grand Finale for purchases of medical equipment for children's hospital, WOŚP leader Jerzy Owsiak said on Friday.
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.
Just two days after appearing on the auction site, bidding for the 47-year-old orange ape’s creation has already reached 2,550 zł.
Last year saw a 15-percent rise in the number of people donating, with over PLN 761 million going to charities.
Do you like walking? Or maybe you want to help someone? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, this event is for you, because thanks to Walkathon you can do both!
The 2.5-year-old’s heart deformity requires surgical reconstruction of small pulmonary arteries costing the equivalent of 9mln PLN.
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOSP) foundation collected PLN 126.37 million (EUR 30.16 million) for purchases of medical equipment for neonatal wards during its 26th nation-wide Grand Finale on January 14.
Eleven percent of the Polish public sacrifice time for social initiatives involved with helping children and almost 10 percent are active on behalf of the sick, elderly or homeless, according to a report by the CBOS pollster.
Students from Poznan, west-central Poland, want to rebuild a home for lepers in India on the centenary of the birth of Fr. Marian Zelazek. A native of Poznan, he was a missionary who for years headed a leper colony in Puri, India.
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOSP) foundation collected funds for purchases of medical equipment for neonatal wards at its 26th nation-wide Grand Finale on Sunday.