Danes donate almost 100 million kroner to charity campaign

A week-long fundraising event culminated on Saturday in Tivoli, where the Danish Crown Prince couple were also helping

The donations will be divided among 12 Danish non-profit organisations, including CARE Denmark, Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, Red Barnet, Danish Red Cross and UNICEF Denmark (photo: iStock) The donations will be divided among 12 Danish non-profit organisations, including CARE Denmark, Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, Red Barnet, Danish Red Cross and UNICEF Denmark (photo: iStock)
February 7th, 2016 12:41 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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Danes have donated 97 million kroner to a national fundraising campaign organised by the Danish Broadcaster DR and 12 humanitarian organisations, reports DR.

The week-long campaign culminated with a five-hour long TV show on Saturday and a live event at the Tivoli Concert Hall, where Danish celebrities including the Danish Crown Prince couple were helping collect the money.

Karin Aaen from UNICEF, the campaign’s spokesperson, said she was “very happy with the result, especially since there had been other fundraising campaigns on TV recently”.

This year, the Danes donated a bit less than in 2015, when their contributions reached over 100 million kroner.

The money will be divided among 12 Danish non-profit organisations, including CARE Denmark, Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, Red Barnet, UNICEF Denmark, Ibis, BorneFonde, and Red Cross Denmark.

The donations will be used, among others to support poverty-stricken people in Laos, Togo and South Sudan.