Action 3FM Serious Request: Lifeline gets 1.3 million euros

The action 3FM Serious Request: Lifeline has 1.308.889 euro was collected. That was Monday night in TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht disclosed, where the action ended.

From 18 to 24 december, the radio station together with the Red Cross, the so-called ‘Lifeline’. 24 hours per day there were three teams of two dj’s through various actions that money had to provide for charities at home and abroad. The week ended Monday in TivoliVredenburg, where the Serious Request action in 2004 began.

The three charities in which the transmitter is this year money for pick up, give cpr in the Netherlands (there goes 477.963 euro to go), protection against natural disasters (378.963 euro), and emergency aid in war and conflict (451.963 euro).

Previous years, the action of the radio station, with a Glass House held. It is the first time that different dj-duo’s, by the country walking to raise money.

Sharid Everything, zendermanager of NPO 3FM, says in a statement: “We are very proud that we are with the first edition of this new concept of the Netherlands in action allow for the Red Cross and that we are with this beautiful amount have picked up where hundreds of thousands of people can be helped. Also we managed to get a lot of attention for the three charities. Awareness around these charities, the Red Cross is where 3FM Serious Request: Lifeline also runs.”

Janssen and Renkema were reluctant to take on long trip

Dj’s Rob Janssen and Jorien Renkema walked from Weert, the netherlands to Utrecht, while Sander Hoogendoorn and Eva Koreman their trip on the island began. Mark van der Molen and Rámon Verkoeijen, formed the third and last duo.

Janssen and Renkema had more than 171 miles ahead, slightly less than the 179 kilometers Hoogendoorn and Koreman had to take it. Van der Molen and Verkoeijen, Hengelo as a starting point, walked 169 km. In total, there were 916 actions and 494 kilometers walked.

In addition to the various actions that were organized by the listeners, was in TivoliVredenburg is also a festival where listeners terechtkonden for performances, workshops and lectures

Both Janssen as Renkema saw decided against the long journey. “Of the vegetables to the meats, I find all far”, responded Janssen. “You will probably have to do it alone”, he joked to his companion. “I’m not really a walker,” gave Renkema. “In that sense, I see a lot of misery for us.”

3FM announced, ‘to consider’

The future of Serious Request seemed uncertain when the Dutch radio station 3FM earlier this year announced plans “to consider”. There were rumours that the transmitter is completely no action wanted to set up. In contrast to previous years, was also the location of the house was not over beforehand.

After the first day of 3FM Serious Request: Lifeline was 432.848 euros was raised for the Red Cross. Saturday was the counter at over 7 tonnes. Last year, the standings after day one on more than 9 tonnes. At the end of the people’s action week was the total when 5.3 million euros, the lowest yield in ten years time.


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