Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The annual Dutch Postcode Lottery Charity Gala (Goed Geld Gala) was held in Amsterdam last Monday. University for Peace (UPEACE) was awarded the annual grant of 500.000 Euros to continue its efforts in education for peace.
From left to right: Marius Enthoven, Former member of the UPEACE Council, Judith Lingeman, Charities Manager for the Dutch Postcode Lottery (NPL) and Thomas Klompmaker, Dean of Finance, (UPEACE)
During the charity gala, the lottery proudly announced that thanks to its 2.5 million participants, who bought more than 4 million lottery tickets collectively, a total of 312 million euros will be distributed to non-governmental organisations in 2015.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery has been raising funds since 1989 to support organisations working towards a fairer and greener world. Fifty percent of the lottery’s annual turnover goes to charity. The lottery has steadily grown to become the biggest charity lottery in the Netherlands and supports 92 non-governmental organisations. Since its founding, the lottery has dispensed over 4.4 billion euros to its beneficiaries.
Photos by Roy Beusker Fotografie