AB collected €19.000 for Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen and begins again with the collection for The 1000km for Kom Op Tegen Kanker!

Kom Op Tegen Kanker

We enthusiastically announced in July that we would be collecting money for Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen by way of various campaigns. This organization works for the rights and reception of refugees.

In the past months we have gotten to know the team from Vluchtelingenwerk better and have been impressed by their motivation and work ethic. At the start of October they organised the exceptionally successful Refugee Walk and during our summer festivals Boterhammen In Het Park & Feeërieën they were there every day with a smile, ready to inform people about their mission.

Today we are able to announce that – thanks to your freely chosen contributions when ordering tickets, your cup deposits and your donations in the collection tins in AB – over the past few months we have been able to raise the amount of 19.003,63 euro. Charlotte Vandycke, Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen: "We are thrilled with the amount raised. Every euro is essential to our work, but that's not the only thing that makes us happy. The large number of people willing to make a contribution proves that a lot of us want to ensure that all refugees receive a welcome fit for human beings."

An unbelievably heartfelt thank you is certainly appropriate here. Thank you so much for helping to make this such a successful campaign!

And then now … The 1000km for Kom Op Tegen Kanker!

Of course, our support for fantastic initiatives doesn’t stop here. In accordance with years of tradition, this is the moment when we switch over to collecting for The 1000km for Kom Op Tegen Kanker, a cycling tour that our AB Café has already participated in seven times! This year they will be taking part with no less than twenty teams. Last year, thanks to your support, we collected 78,937 euro to support Kom Op Tegen Kanker. Let’s try and match that this year!

How can you show your support?

As of now, you can contribute a freely chosen amount (that will go entirely to The 1000km) when you purchase concert tickets online. During concerts in AB you can get rid of your coins and notes in the collection tins, also during the shows in Huis 23. Per drink cup that you donate during the concerts, ten eurocent will go to this good cause.

What’s more, per glass of Rosé De Vlaeminck that you consume, 1 euro goes to KOTK. The bottles are also for sale in the AB Café. Enjoying our ABEEER – honey beer with the latest harvest of AB honey – is now entirely justified, seeing as one euro per glass also goes to this charity. 

The 1000km for Kom op tegen Kanker is a campaign by vzw Kom Op Tegen Kanker. The intention is, as always, to improve the survival chances and quality of life of cancer patients. You can find more information here.

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