People in the Netherlands donated a total of some 2.4 million euros to help with the bush fires in Australia. The Red Cross opened giro 5125 for donations eleven days ago and since raised nearly 1.2 million euros. The World Wild Life fund's action also raised over a million euros.
A fundraiser was launched to support a 38-year-old mother and her 8-year-old daughter who were seriously injured in a fire in an apartment building in Arnhem on New Year's Day. The family's 39-year-old father Raymond and 4-year-old son Jelle were killed in the fire. At 9:30 a.m. on Monday, over 5 thousand euros had been donated.
The 3FM fundraiser Serious Request: Lifeline raised 1,418,513 euros, the station announced at the end of the fundraiser on Christmas Eve. The radio station and the Red Cross raised money for the victims of human trafficking this year.
Maarten van der Weijden successfully swam the route of the Elfstedentocht on his second attempt. The 38-year-old man finished in Leeuwarden at 7:30 p.m. on Monday after swimming 195 kilometers, and raising nearly 4 million euros in the process, NU.nl reports.
With his swim marathon, Van der Weijden raised money for cancer research. Upon his arrival in Leeuwarden, the counter stood at 3,910,763 million euros.
Broadcaster 3FM's annual fund raiser Serious Request brought in 1,308,889 euros this year, the radio broadcaster announced on Monday. This year the fundraiser abandoned its traditional Glass House, instead sending teams of DJs to visit various fundraising actions, NU.nl reports.
A crowdfunding action was launched to raise money to send the body of a 30-year-old cyclist killed by a drunk driver in Goes on Sunday back home to Macedonia. The target of 10 thousand euros was reached within hours, RTL Niuews reports.
A massive 263,955 euros was raised in a fundraising action for the victims and relatives of a fatal railway accident in Oss last week. That is over 200 thousand euros more than initiator Nick Nietveld from Almere had hoped for, ANP reports.
Radio station 3FM's annual fundraiser Serious Request will happen without locking three DJs into a glass house this year. Instead three teams of two DJs will visit campaigns for different charities. "The Glass House is broken", DJ Sander Hoogendoorn, who stayed in the glass house last year, said, NU.nl reports.
A fundraiser was launched on Friday for the victims of a fatal railway accident in Oss on Thursday morning. By Sunday over 200 thousand euros had been raised, ANP reports.
The fundraiser was started by Nick Nietveld from Almere. He was so shaken by the deaths of the four children that he decided to take action. His goal was to raise 60 thousand euros. That amount was surpassed within a day.
Foundation Free a Girl raised over 500 thousand euros in a week of actions to draw attention to child prostitution world wide. The entire amount will go towards removing girls from child prostitution, RTL Nieuws reports.
Over the past week, more than 300 Dutch people participated in the 'Lock me Up - Free a Girl' campaign. Spread over 33 different locations in the Netherlands and Belgium, the Dutch celebrities were locked up in a booth for 12 hours. Participants included Giel Beelen, Thomas Berge, Belle Perez and John Ewbank.
Family and friends launched a fundraising campaign to pay for the funeral of 17-year-old Orlando Boldewijn from Rotterdam, who was found dead in The Hague on Monday after being missing for over a week. The fundraiser reached its goal - 33 thousand euros - in just one day.
Over 36 thousand euros was raised in under two days in an action launched to cover any possible fines imposed on people who blocked the A7 highway to stop three buses carrying Kick Out Zwarte Piet protesters from reaching Dokkum on Saturday.
The Association of Caribbean Mediaworkers (ACM) launched a wide effort to raise funds for their colleagues on the Caribbean islands that were hit by Hurricane Irma. Part of that effort is a crowdfunding campaign in the Netherlands, primarily focused on bringing aid and equipment to journalists on the Dutch island of Sint Maarten, which was hit hardest by the Category 5 hurricane on September 6th.
At 6:00 a.m. on Friday morning Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations officially launched the national fundraising action for Sint Maarten, Saba and Eustatius, who were all hit by devastating Hurricane Irma last week. The action "The Netherlands helps Sint Maarten" is a collaboration between the Red Cross and Dutch broadcasters RTL, NPO and SBS.
The Red Cross' fundraiser to help the people of Sint Maarten after the devastating Hurricane Irma, Giro 5125, raised over 4.3 million euros so far. And the donations keep coming in, the Red Cross announced on Thursday, RTL Nieuws reports.
The Montessori Lyceum on Van Ostadestraat in Amsterdam set up a meorial place for 13-year-old student Ouahib Omri, who died this weekend after inhaling lighter fluid. Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan is giving Ouahib's family financial support so that the boy can be buried in Morocco as the family wants.
The Resist Festival held in Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam on Thursday raised over 65 thousand euros for Minister Lilianne Ploumen's family planning fund She Decides. The Dutch Development Minister established the fund after new American president Donald Trump decided to stop funding for family planning in developing countries.
Employees of a food bank in Huizen found a kilogram of cocaine hidden among bananas they were preparing to distribute. The fruit came from a fundraiser held by regional broadcaster NH, ANP reports.
The cocaine was found on Tuesday, according to the police. Investigators are looking into where it came from.
According to broadcaster NH, the cocaine came from a container in which 1,800 kilos of cocaine was found in the port of Antwerp early in December. The container came from South America.
The Association Islamic Community Culemborg so far raised over 280 thousand euros for a new mosque in the city. The site of the planned mosque, an empty swimming pool building, went up in flames last week. The building was not yet insured, RTV Utrecht reports.
Family members of El-Hasan D. from Amsterdam, who was convicted for involvement in the death of football linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen in 2012, launched a fundraising campaign to help D. raise the money for the compensation he has to pay to his victim's family. D. has to pay some 60 thousand euros in compensation, Het Parool reports.
More than 3 thousand people took part in the fifth anniversary edition of the Amsterdam city swim on Sunday. They swam 2 kilometers through the Amsterdam canals to raise money for research into the currently incurable nerve and muscle disease ALS
Some 1,400 people donated more than 26 thousand euros in a fundraiser for an elderly couple who was robbed, beat up and called "dirty Jews" in their home on Heemstedestraat in Amsterdam last year.
Radio station 3FM and the Red Cross' annual fundraising action Serious Request raised more than 7.5 million euros this year. While this is a large amount of money, it still falls short of the 12 million euros raised last year and the 12.3 million euros raised in 2013