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Dutch Postcode Lottery Supports Sea Shepherd

Thursday, Mar 05, 2020

The Postcode Lottery will donate a record amount of over €376 million to 123 charities this year, including €2,880,000 to Sea Shepherd. The donations were announced yesterday during the annual Goed Geld Gala held in Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam.

Sea Shepherd’s Geert Vons and Karen Soeters receive the checks from Winston Gerschtanowitz and Martijn Krabbé of the National Postcode Lottery.Photo Roy Beusker

Extra Contribution for Sea Shepherd 

In addition to the donation of €900,000, Sea Shepherd received an additional donation of €1,980,000 this year for a unique project to protect sharks and rays in Gabon. "With the support for this project, the dream of establishing Africa's first shark sanctuary has come true. We are very grateful to the Postcode Lottery for recognizing the importance of this project," said Geert Vons, Director of Sea Shepherd Nederlands and Artistic Director for Sea Shepherd Global. 

About the National Postcode Lottery – Community Always Wins

The National Postcode Lottery was founded in 1989 to support charity. Currently, 3 million Dutch nationals play the lottery, and each month they can win hundreds of thousands in prizes. At the same time, the participants are supporting important causes because half of all ticket sales get divided among 123 charities.

Since the Postcode Lottery was founded, more than €6,2 billion has been donated to humanitarian and environmental causes. The Postcode Lottery is active in the UK, Sweden, Germany and Norway. In the Netherlands, the National Postcode Lottery works together with the BankGiro Lottery and the Vrienden Lottery, forming a group called the Charity Lotteries. Novamedia/Postcode Lottery is the third largest private donor to charities in the world.

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