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Charity orchestra raises millions

13th January 2014
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The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŠP) held its annual grand finale on Sunday, and has raised over PLN 35 million so far.

This year’s charity drive was for pediatric wards and elderly care, and the final amount raised will be higher as donations from all over country and abroad will still be coming in over the coming weeks. Last year the charity raised over PLN 50 million.

Around 120,000 volunteers collected money throughout Sunday, with charity concerts and events taking place nationwide, including a concert and firework display in downtown Warsaw.

Additionally, auctions are still ongoing, with unique items donated by celebrities being placed under the hammer. Examples include a football jersey signed by Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, which was donated by Prime Minister Donald Tusk, as well as a day in the office as Poland’s Economy Minister, or football shoes worn by Lionel Messi.

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