Poland unfurled an enormous Australian flag at their biggest charity event as a symbol of solidarity amid the devastating bushfire crisis of Australia.
Thousands of people gathered at Warsaw’s Bank Square on Sunday for the 28th annual Grande Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.
The day-long event normally raises funds to buy life-saving equipment for children in Poland’s children’s hospitals – but this year, it will also help Australians in need.
Jerzy Owsiak, the head of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, took to the stage shortly after 7 pm, addressing scores of Varsovians and pledging support to the fire-ravaged southern nation.
“We want to connect with distant, distant Australia”, he said.
“We wish you all the best. Survival, determination. We are with you.”
The Australian anthem was then played, and the audience members assembled under the stage as the flag was rolled out over their heads.
The foundation has been built by millions of Poles who run the fundraiser event in Poland and abroad.
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity is the biggest, non-governmental, non-profit charity organisation in Poland.
The Grande Finale fundraiser takes place on the second Sunday of January, and there are currently 1,700 collection centres around the world.
Source: Daily Mail