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AFRICAN PARKS RECEIVES AN ADDITIONAL €890,000 FROM DUTCH POSTCODE LOTTERY
African Parks was the proud recipient of an additional €890,000 from the Dutch Postcode Lottery at the annual Goed Geld Gala, which was held at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on 13 February.
Former US President Bill Clinton poses with members of the Dutch Postcode Lottery executive team and this year’s beneficiaries of the Dutch Postcode Lottery at the annual Goed Geld Gala.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery handed Peter Fearnhead, CEO of African Parks, an €890,000 cheque for the establishment, training and gearing up of Rapid Response Units at Garamba, Odzala and Zakouma National Parks over a five year period. The Rapid Response Units form an integral part of the Anti-Poaching Fund created by African Parks last year.
The €890,000 cheque is in addition to the €900,000 contributed by the Dutch Postcode Lottery in 2013 as part of their five year commitment to African Parks Network totalling €4.5 million. This funding is flexible in nature and gives a significant boost to African Parks’ ability to manage and grow its portfolio parks. African Parks has been a beneficiary of the Dutch Postcode Lottery since 2010.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery gives half the price of every ticket to good causes working for the benefit of humanity and the environment. Bill Clinton attended the gala as the guest of honour on behalf of his Clinton Foundation, which has received support from the lottery since 2005.
About the Dutch Postcode Lottery
The Dutch Postcode Lottery was founded in 1989 to support charitable causes. Today, 2.5 million people in the Netherlands play every year, vying for hundreds of thousands of prizes each month. As they play, they’re supporting charitable causes: half the price of each ticket is distributed among 85 charitable organisations. Since the Postcode Lottery's founding, it has donated almost €4 billion to organisations working on behalf of humanity and the natural environment. The numerous bodies receiving support annually include UNICEF, WWF, Amnesty International, Natuurmonumenten and Doctors Without Borders. Since 2005, the Postcode Lottery has also been operating in the United Kingdom and Sweden, where the People’s Postcode Lottery and Svenska PostkodLotteriet respectively raise funds for good causes. In the Netherlands, the Dutch Postcode Lottery works with the BankGiro Loterij and VriendenLoterij under the Goede Doelen Loterijen umbrella. Novamedia/Postcode Loterijen is the third-largest private charitable donor in the world.
For more information, please visit www.postcodeloterij.nl
Source: Ms Jane Edge
Date: 19 Feb 2013