The benefit show #DonateAndDance has received on behalf of GIRO 555 a total amount 35.798,- Euros! This is from the monies received from ticket sales, drinks, and private donations. This amount does not include donations received through the UPC Nederland broadcast which is coursed directly to GIRO 555 and donations received by other Philippine and international non-profit organisations due to the live and post broadcast found on the website http://www.donateanddance.com.
The support from the DJs who've played and the many who didn't but still supported us around the world, booking/management agencies, production companies, dance organisations, media and of course many volunteers has been fantastic. And of course all the fans and listener's worldwide!
It is heartwarming to see how people in the dance industry can come together… from DJs who've played and the many who didn't but still supported us around the world, booking / management agencies, production companies, dance organisations, media, and of course many volunteers and help in many different ways for a good cause. In such a short amount of time and through the generosity of organizations we've also been able to broadcast the event both on audio and video in the telegraaf, numerous broadcast stations worldwide, and of course our website http://www.donateanddance.com. Through their generosity our cause has reached a global audience. Donations from these broadcasts are directed to a number of non-profit organisations. The list of non profit organisations can be found on our website. We are not able to see how much is currently being earned through this, seeing this was also set up in a couple of days. But we hope the broadcast and website will help non-profit organizations receive more donations.
What has started as a Dutch dance benefit project at Club Panama Amsterdam in Holland to create awareness and encourage people to donate to victims in the Philippines via the benefit, directly to GIRO 555, and / or in their own special way became last night a global initiative.
"There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning."
“On behalf of all the Filipinos around the globe, we love all of you and your efforts to help the victims of typhoon Hayian. Together we make a difference. Thank you for helping them rebuild their lives. Maraming Salamat Po.” Lia and Ferry Corsten.
Thank you to all who have worked to make #donateanddance DJs for the Philippines a reality!