We have been telling Poles invariably for 32 years: let’s be together and this day will be extremely nice for you – said Jurek Owsiak in an interview with TVN24. The head of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity said that the 32nd Finale of the Orchestra “is already extraordinary”.
After 8 o’clock, Jurek Owsiak officially started the 32nd Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. Later, TVN24 presenters Joanna Kryńska and Łukasz Jedliński talked to the conductor of the Orchestra and asked about his predictions for the 32nd Final. – He’s already extraordinary. He is already very surprising, he replied.
Owsiak drew attention to the return of uniformed services to the Orchestra’s ranks. – It used to be standard. There was a smell of (military) pea soup at the meetings, he recalled. In this context, the head of WOŚP also talked about the return of coverage on public television.
He further talked about the amount collected – the counter at the time of the conversation indicated over PLN 46 million. – This is how we ended the eighteenth Final. It took eighteen years to convince Poles of what we were doing and to make them trust us. And after 18 years we achieved this result. Now we have the beginning of the Final. If we had this money now, we would be able to help in pulmonology very, very seriously – he pointed out.
This, as he said, is “the first thing that tells you what kind of Final it is.” – This is an extraordinary Final in which we play at both poles, where Poles are everywhere, in every place. Money has already been collected in Bali, now it’s counting. IN Australia the final has already taken place. Now we play – he reminded.
– This Final brings us together because we say that what we show in the equipment is something tangible. That’s 73.5 thousand devices. It’s impossible not to notice it. It is impossible for it not to affect us and our everyday life. So it’s the icing on the cake that we are able to connect all the time in difficult times, in times of discussion, in times when we evaluate and think about what tomorrow will be like – Owsiak continued.
– For 32 years we have been telling Poles: let’s be together and this day will be extremely nice for you – he emphasized.
In line with the goal of this year’s collection “Lungs after the pandemic” the funds will be used to purchase equipment “for the diagnosis, monitoring and rehabilitation of lung diseases of patients in pulmonary departments for children and adults.”
Main photo source: PAP/Leszek Szymański