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Sea Shepherd update: Sea Shepherd receives € 900,000, from Dutch National Postcode Lottery

Sea Shepherd update: Sea Shepherd receives € 900,000, from Dutch National Postcode Lottery

Sea Shepherd receives € 900,000,- from Dutch National Postcode Lottery Geert Vons and Laurens de Groot receiving the cheque. Photo: Roy Beusker While the Sea Shepherd ships were engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with the Japanese whalers down in the Southern Ocean, the yearly Goed Geld Gala (Good Money Gala) of the Dutch National Postcode Lottery was held again Thursday at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Geert Vons and Laurens de Groot were there on behalf of Sea Shepherd, and received a cheque for 900,000 Euros (almost 1.2 million USD) The National Postcode Lottery, which was founded in 1989 to support charities, donated a record amount of 284 million Euros (373 million USD) to 85 charities. Half of the money paid for a lottery ticket goes directly to these charities, and the National Postcode Lottery has already donated over 4.6 billion USD to environmental and humanitarian ...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/02/09/sea-...

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