Joasia is just 8 years old. She was home alone when the fire broke out. She dialled 112 and thanks to her quick thinking no-one was hurt.
The Grand Finale is made possible by all of you who decide to come together and organise an event locally. Thousands of local initiatives contribute to the series of spectacular events across the entire country. There are also teams of enthusiasts who establish Collection Centres abroad. There are people 'playing' with us in Japan, and in China, across Europe, and in the US.
A Collection Centre is established in order to organise and coordinate public fundraiser held in public spaces (such as streets, market places, et al.) on the day of the Grand Finale. Before springing into action make sure to read the Rules and Regulations governing the work and running of the Collection Centre.
Remember that a Stationary Collection Box is not an equivalent of a large collection box. For instance, volunteers can fundraise in front of the stage during the live concerts, but you cannot leave the Collection Box or a money box there.
Stationary Collection Boxes
This method of fundraising is best suited for corporate offices or companies, which would like to place a Stationary Collection Box on their premises. Difference between a company placing a collection box on its premises and a designated Collection Centre, is that the Collection Centre is meant to coordinate a public fundraiser held outside, while at a corporate office the Collection Box should be displayed next to an appropriate Notice, stating the goal of the fundraiser and other relevant details.
Holding a 'Closed Event'
A so-called 'Closed Event' is an event taking place on closed premises (an event such as a concert, or a silent disco, or a workshop - the only limit is your imagination and your resources) 15th of December 2016 and 15th of January 2017, with the proceeds from admission fees supporting the objective of the Grand Finale. The organiser responsible for holding the closed event should make sure that the volunteers collect funds only on the premises of the event. Volunteers cannot fundraise in other public places such as streets or parks. If you would like to reach out for the bands, willing to perform free of charge in order to support the Grand Finale efforts, you can browse through the Bank of Bands.