Serious Request raises over €5 million for reuniting torn-apart families

Serious Request - the Glass House in Apeldoorn, December 2017
Serious Request - the Glass House in Apeldoorn, December 2017. Photo: @MarcelBekenkamp / Twitter

3FM's annual Christmas fundraiser Serious Request raised 5.02 million euros by the time the Glass House in Apeldoorn closed on Sunday. This amount may still increase, as some fundraising actions are still ongoing, NOS reports.

The money raised this year is going to the Red Cross, who will use it to torn apart by war or disaster. 

Last year Serious Request raised money to stop children dying from pneumonia. A massive 8.7 million euros was raised by the DJ's in the glass house, and another 500 thousand euros in the months that followed. The highest amount ever raised was in 2012, when the DJs raised 13.8 million euros to prevent infant deaths. 

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