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Another huge donation from the Dutch Postcode Lottery!

10 February 2012

Mr Willem Russell, chairman of the Board of Directors of Peace Parks Foundation Netherlands, Ms Sigrid van Aken, managing director of the Dutch Postcode Lottery and Drs John Loudon, member of the Peace Parks Foundation Board of Directors
Mr Willem Russell, chairman of the Board of Directors of Peace Parks Foundation Netherlands, Ms Sigrid van Aken, managing director of the Dutch Postcode Lottery and Drs John Loudon, member of the Peace Parks Foundation Board of Directors
On 9 February 2012, Peace Parks Foundation was the very fortunate recipient of €1.35 million from the Dutch Postcode Lottery  at its Goed Geld Gala in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
The Lottery, which is the largest charity lottery in the Netherlands, contributes 50% of its annual profit to carefully selected charities concerned with development cooperation, human rights, conservation, the environment and social cohesion. Thanks to the 2.5 million Lottery participants, charities can not only continue their important work, but also start up new projects.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery is one of the Novamedia charity lotteries, which the UK City AM Guide to Givers recently announced as the third largest private donor in the world, having paid out over €4 billion to good causes since its inception in 1989.
Since Peace Parks Foundation became one of the Postcode beneficiaries in 2002, it has received over €12 million, a very major contribution towards the development of southern Africa’s peace parks.
Peace Parks Foundation is very grateful to be one of the Dutch Postcode Lottery’s now 85 beneficiaries, who this year received a record amount of €284 million from the 2011 revenues, and commends the Lottery for its role in bettering the lives of people and nature.
For more information on charity lotteries, please visit Novamedia.