The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation is a public benefit organisation registered under Polish law staying on the top among the most trusted public entities in the country (according to Brand Asset Valuator). The Foundation has raised over PLN 1 000 000 000 ( EUR 234 500 000,00 ) in aid of public healthcare in Poland. The charity supports public healthcare in Poland by purchasing state-of-the-art equipment for Polish hospitals and clinics.
The first Grand Finale fundraiser was held in January 1993. At first, it was meant to be a one-off happening to raise money for the cardiac surgery ward at the Children's Memorial Hospital in Warsaw. The spectacular success of the first effort inspired the establishment of the GOCC Foundation
30th Grand Finale Fundraiser took place on Sunday, January 30th, 2022. 1633 Collection Centres in Poland and 90 International Collection Centres from 29 foreign countries engaged in the event. The GOCC Foundation raised 224 376 706,35 PLN (47 719 418,62 EUR). This year's objective was to ensure the highest standards of children's eye diseases and disorders diagnostics and treatment.
The GOCC Foundation holds an annual summer music festival - Pol'and'Rock Festival (previously known as Woodstock Festival Poland). The event is a way of saying "thank you" to everyone involved in the winter fundraiser.
The 28th edition of Pol'and'Rock Festival, previously known as Woodstock Festival Poland, is billed to take place in Czaplinek-Broczyno Airport in West Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland between 4th-6th August 2022.
The core values of the summer fest are love, brotherhood, tolerance, and rock'and'roll! Staying true to these foundations, Pol'and'Rock Festival 2022 will take a form of a massive peace manifestation with the main message: NO WAR. The vibrant community of the Most Beautiful Festival in the world will come together to stand in unity against unjustified violence and abuse.
Pol’and’Rock Festival is an unticketed, free-of-charge event open to everyone who cherishes the power of kindness, friendship, and music.
International PR Specialist
at The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation