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Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity

January 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

On Sunday, 9 January 2011 Irish Polish Society is supporting the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.
The 19th Great Finale on the whole world will be raising money to buy MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FOR CHILDREN WITH UROLOGICAL AND NEPHROLOGICAL DISEASES

The 5th Grand Finale in Dublin is to be held at some city centre pubs:

* The Living Room, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1
* Fibbers Bar, 80 Parnell Street, Dublin 1
* Murray’s Street, 33/34 O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

*The Twisted Pepper 54 Middle Abbey St. Dublin 1
*The Pint on 28 Eden Quay Dublin 1

The cause is great so organizers need a lot of hearts to reach this year’s goal. So, suggest WOSP Dublin to your friends on Facebook, tell them about what we are playing for or just remember to bring them along. Everyone can help And there is nothing more rewarding that smiled healthy kids.
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOSP), the most renowned Polish charity event, will take over all Polish Diasporas across the globe 19th time in a row. This time we are playing for children’s urology and nephrology. WOSP Dublin is organizing charitable events across the capital of the Emerald Island hoping to contribute to that great cause. On 9 January 2011, the red heart will conquer the scene of the Living Room, Murray’s and Fibbers Rock Bar with great both Irish and Polish musicians and artists. WOSP Dublin has prepared plenty of attractions for the big and small and everyone between who is willing to help us offer the better future for the sick children.
The programme of the event embraces main five different venues located in Dublin 1 and two supporting: Avoca Restaurant (Blackrock) and Base Bar (Dublin 2).The majority of events is to be held at

The charitable event takes place for 3 days between 12pm and 23pm. The line-up of the programme is as follow:

* Concerts of numerous Irish and Polish bands: Storyfold (pop/rock), Max Band (rock’n’roll), Sunflower Seeds (funky), Booze Brothers Band (blues), Soulsciety (blues/rock/folk), Edge Hogs (rock), JoyFul Noiz (reggae), Blue Amber (rock and roll), Hello Jackie (heavy metal), Solar Flux (hard rock), Last Spoken Word (rock/metal), Psychosis (rock), Thy Worshipper (heavy rock)
* Grill & vegan food court filled with delicacies of Polish cuisine
* Kindergarten with a number of children’s games and workshops
* Outdoors performances including the motorcycle show of Polish Club Husarria & first aid training
* Auctions, lotteries, flea & book markets, craft corner

The art exhibition at Teachers Club is to be launched at 6 on Thursday 6th January and will be open to the public till 9th January. The opening gala will be backed by the performance by CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP. The works displayed are created by established and emerging digital media, photography and traditional artists such as:

* Karol Liver
* Maciej Malkiewicz
* Beata Mierzwiak
* Anita Kulon
* Barry Quinn
* Lukasz Gancarz
* Oonagh Latchford
* Magda Nowacka
* Betty San
* Jill Beecher with works by his 25 students
* Gregg Brysiewicz
* Claudia Keegan
* Joe (z tego sycamore arts)
* Sofia
* Marta Wakula-Mac
* GoldGinger
* Tom Olejnik

WOSP Dublin believes that every single person can make a difference and change a world. The more we try, the closer we get to that goal. Hopefully with our work and dedication, we can offer all participants not only a great time and fun but also we will help them raise awareness how important such actions are. There is no better gift to be offered than the health.

The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity; is the bigges and most prosperous charity organization in Poland.

Its objectives, included in the status document, are saving children’s lives, health promotion and education in the field of preventive treatment. Between 1993 and 2010 The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity has collected and spent over $120 million for saving lives. Besides humanitarian work, the Foundation is also a powerful medium spreading the ideology of kindness, friendship, tolerance, and openness. The Foundation spends 100% of collected money for kids!

The Twisted Pepper – The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity 9 January 2011

14.00 – The New Ross and District Pipe Band with Brian MacMahon, songs by Des O’Callaghan Time for families with children, exhibition of jewellery, ceramics and glass artworks – Unique Jewellery & Gifts, artwork exhibition of students’ of the Polish School at the Embassy of Poland in Dublin activities with children directed by Marta Wybraniec, teacher of the Polish School exhibition of the artworks of pupils of the primary school in Tabaszowa, teacher Grazyna Migrala, Nowy Sacz, Poland
salsa workshops: Agnieszka Talaj & Cristiano Colucci
DJ Nelson Ramalho (2-4pm)

16.00 – Syd Lane & Chansons De Geste performance Dominic McGorian – professional Irish tenor honoured with the prestigious John Mc Cormack Tenor award
DJ Cathal O Gorman music cocktail (4-6pm) with sweet surprise provided by Krzysztof
Godlewski, Polish pastry master recognized by The Dubliner, owner of the Polish pastry shop
Golden Cookies in Dublin

17.00 – Auction

Bartlomiej Marczynski – participant of TV Show Got To Dance performs a dance show with
choreographic elements of Michael Jackson,
Lisa Jameson, WAX Museum Plus Marketing Manager

18.00 – prize lottery (5 Eur)

Auction of the paintings of Polish artist Artur Sudak
DJ Ene Keenan (6-8pm)
Trinity Chiropractic & Natura Heath Centre presentation by Joanna Kuzma and Dr Darren Kuzma

18.40 – Brian O’Connell & friends – fire juggler, recognized artist and street performer – outdoor show

19.00 – traditional “light to the sky”

Hot Zumba Show by Kelly Baldonado and her dancers
Prize lottery (10 Eur)
Auction – with the football signed by Giovanni Trappattoni!
Auction of the singed t-shirts of boxer Andrzej Golota and world champion Tomasz Adamek!

20.00 – The Fashion Show organized : Renata Zaborek, Agnieszka Malkowiak, Honorata Diechtiar, Matylda Bajer. Host: Malwina Arcisz.
Designers: Claire Garvey – nominated for Ireland’s Top Designer:
Amy Lynam, Soho Market NYC, Grzegorz Poniedziałek & Renata Zaborek
Music: DJ Adriano Key, multi-instrumentalist Przemysław Lozowski
Paper Collection: Magda Jaroszewicz
Make-up – Montownia: Renata Zaborek, Jana Hochelova, Ingot cosmetics
Hair – Montownia Hairdressing Salon: Renata Zaborek
Models: Matylda Bajer, Candy Inoma, Anna Mika, Ola Wojtan, Marta Kucińska, Jana
Hochelova, Ewelina Chmielewska-Marek, Honorata Diechtiar
Catwalk: Patrycja Rogala, Martin Dormer, Rafał Brylka, Marcin Żołnowski, Solidarity – Tomasz Bugała
Salsa dance show: Ruta Grigoravicuite & Cristiano Colucci, Keith Burke performance
Acrobatic show prepared by Lisette Krol & Adriano Santos, auction

21.00 – Live connection with WOSP centres in Ireland: Cork, Limerick, Galway

Capoiera show by Robson Jamaica – an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, music, and dance
DJ Rob Maguire (9-11pm)
Auction – incl. a limited edition bottle of Scottish beer donated by the management of The
Twisted Pepper Club. Only three bottles were imported to the venue!

22.00 – prize lottery (20 Eur) – host: Oscar Mienandi – actor, singer. You may win double invitation to “Late, Late Show”
Salsa show presented by Agnieszka Talaj & Cristiano Colucci

23.00 – the end

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The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (GOCC, Polish Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy, WOŚP) is one of the biggest, non-governmental, non-profit, charity organizations in Poland. The GOCC Foundation has American Heart Association Certification for providing courses in CPR and ECC, and use of high technology for medical lifesaving.

[edit] HistoryIt was founded in 1993 by Jerzy Owsiak, Lidia Niedźwiedzka-Owsiak, Bohdan Maruszewski, and Piotr Burczyński. The main objective, at that time, was “Health Protection and Saving of Children’s Lives Saving through Providing Medical Equipment to Public Hospitals” (from the deed of foundation). During the first Finale (for the benefit of pediatric cardio-surgery) in the same year, the Foundation collected a total of USD 1,535,440.68. Every year, millions of Poles donate their money to the Foundation and, between 1993 and 2005, they collected more than USD 60 million for public hospitals in Poland.

Apart from The Great Finale, the Foundation also organizes one of the biggest rock concerts in Poland, The Woodstock Stop, and it started the Peace Patrol, a group of young volunteers trained in first aid by the GOCC, the Polish Red Cross and the local police from the town of Szadowo.

[edit] The Great FinaleThe Great Finale takes place on the first or second Sunday of every new year. Sponsored by many Polish and worldwide companies, it is a one-day long, nationwide, money-raising event. Volunteers from all around Poland go out on the street and collect money in special cans which are labeled with a red heart and text: “Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy” (Polish for The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity). They also have identification cards, thanks to which anyone can report suspicious-looking people collecting money to the police without any such proof of authorization. Everyone who gives the volunteers any amount of money, gets a red heart sticker in return.

During this one day, huge parties are thrown around the country (and at other places where Polish people live). These are organized by volunteers, except for the biggest event which takes place at the Pałac Kultury i Nauki (Palace of Culture and Science) in Warsaw, and is managed by the GOCC itself.

Throughout seventeen Great Finales, the Foundation collected over $100 million for cardio-surgery, neonatology, pediatric oncology, kidney diseases, congenital defects, newborns and children under 5 years of age.

Finale Date Project objectives Raised funds
(in USD)
I January 3, 1993 Children’s cardio-surgery 1,535,440.68
II January 2, 1994 Neonatology 1,930,726.93
III January 8, 1995 Pediatric oncology 2,816,465.36
IV January 7, 1996 Rescue of accident victims 2,543,413.59
V January 5, 1997 Children’s cardio-surgery 3,062,067.29
VI January 4, 1998 Rescue of accident victims 3,543,276.74
VII January 10, 1999 Neonatology 4,515,020.82
VIII January 9, 2000 Children’s kidney diseases 6,089,390.91
IX January 7, 2001 Newborns and children under 5 6,112,642.74
X January 13, 2002 Congenital defects 6,848,998.85
XI January 12, 2003 Newborns and children under 5 7,695,614.16
XII January 11, 2004 Newborns and children under 5 6,923,443.22
XIII January 9, 2005 Progressive methods of diagnostics and treatment in neonatology and pediatrics 9,864,292.87
XIV January 8, 2006 Saving lives of children injured in accidents / teaching CPR and first aid 9,660,691.63
XV January 14, 2007 Saving lives of children injured in accidents / CPR education 10,276,156.07
XVI January 13, 2008 Children with otolaryngological conditions 13,883,627.13
XVII January 11, 2009 Prevention and early diagnosis of cancer in children 13,404,441.27
XVIII January 10, 2010 Prevention and early diagnosis of cancer in children 14,413,466.03
(none) July 4, 2010 Special Finale: “Flood Stop!” 805 662,73
TOTAL: 125 119 176.29


One Response to “Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity”
  1. Charity says:

    5. Yeah! I agree with you. Help a cause is really a great thing. And now a day, internet has developed so much that it helped to donate money to a cause, which is worthy enough to spend money. I am very glad about it. And people should do it more often. Charity, Good causes

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