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The Grand Finale of The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity
January 14, 2018Free
Sunday, January the 14th is going to be a day full of attractions in Tricity. That’s because the biggest charity organization in Poland is organizing the annual Grand Finale. It is a day-long public fundraiser which engages both the whole country and different Polish communities worldwide.
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity which in Polish is Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy has been helping people for 26 years now. Their story began in 1991 when Jerzy Owsiak established the name. The official founding of the charity took place two years later. During their first finale the organization gathered more than 1,500,000 USD. Each Grand Finale has a special aim. Throughout the years, the charity was helping newborns, children, accident victims, elderly and more. In 25 finals, since 1993, the organization has collected over 155,000,000 USD. The charity has bought a lot of medical equipment thanks to the gathered founds.
See the video from The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity which explains their activity:
The 26th Grand Finale
During the 26th Grand Finale, The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity is going to collect funds for equal access to healthcare for all newborns. Some 120,000 volunteers are going to appear on the streets with characteristic cans and heart-shaped stickers. A variety of events is going to take place throughout the country.
The Grand Finale in Tricity
The cities of Tricity are going to take an active part in The Grand Finale. Whole Sunday will be filled with a variety of attractions.
In Gdansk, main events, including a big concert, will take place at Targ Weglowy. First bands are going to enter the stage around 3 pm. The concerts will finish near 8 pm with a firework display. On the side of concerts, the visitors may also take part in health workshops and lotteries and enjoy the food truck festival.
Gdynia is going to celebrate this special occasion in three main locations. The first is the City Theatre (Bema street 26), the second is the Youth Culture Centre (Żeromskiego Street 26). However, the biggest attractions will await us in Riviera Shopping Mall. Starting from early morning, the mall will be filled up with positive vibes shared by a healthy number of artists performing on the stage. Similarly to the event in Gdansk, alongside the concerts, visitors will enjoy many other attractions. The day at Riviera will finish up with a firework display at 8 pm.
Sopot prepared some attractions in the Youth Culture Centre at Niepodleglosci 763 Street. During the day, the visitors will have the possibility to go through many performances, displays and workshops.
Yet, that’s not all. The main attractions we have mentioned are just the beginning of the Grand Finale experience in Tricity. Many schools, shopping malls and clubs organize their own picnics to support the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity and to collect money for newborns.
Find out more
You can find much more about the current Grand Finale as well as the story behind the organization at their official English website.