According to WOSP head Jurek Owsiak, the collection was progressing without any trouble, with no events that would interfere with the course of the Grand Finale.
Just like last year, funds were collected on Sunday for purchases of equipment needed in paediatric wards and improving care of senior citizens.
Some 120,000 volunteers collected donations during outdoor concerts, fairs and auctions, including e-auctions and sports events across Poland and in many cities abroad.
The most valuable items put up for auction included President Andrzej Duda's cufflinks that he wore in Berlin on December 11, 2016 to a concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of the signing of a Polish-German treaty on good neighbourhood and friendly cooperation.
Other items included a day with European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels and a walk around the ministry with Polish Health Minister Konstanty Radziwill.
By 8:00 p.m. on Sunday the orchestra had collected more than PLN 25.4 million. The figure last year at the same time was PLN 17.6 million. The final figure is to be published in early March, after all donations are received and added up.
Last year the charity organisation gathered in excess of PLN 72 million. Medical equipment for children's, geriatric and cancer wards has already been purchased with part of the money raised last year. (PAP)