'People help the people': Belgian Radio stations raise money for Turkey ans Syria

Today the main Belgian radio stations will play request songs under the slogan 'People help the people' to raise money for the victims of the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey.

The stations (Radio 1, Radio2, Radio2 BeneBene, Klara, Studio Brussel,,, Qmusic, Joe, Willy, NRJ, Nostalgie and Nostalgie+) are each making their own broadcasts, with the same aim: to raise as much money as possible to help the victims in Syria and Turkey. From 9am to 7pm, listeners can choose which music they want to hear in exchange for a donation to the 12-12 Consortium. They can do so by sending a text message costing 1 euro. The money goes in full to the Consortium. It is also possible to donate an amount to account number BE 19 0000 0000 1212 or online at www.1212.be.

Besides the music, the channels also feature testimonies from victims, people connected to the disaster area and relief workers. Comedian Erhan Dermirci will also visit volunteers taking action to support victims of the disaster. ​

On Friday, the benefit song 'People help the people' by Artists for 12-12 was presented. More than 30 singers, vocalists and musicians recorded the song. The music video can be seen regularly on Eén, Canvas, Ketnet, VTM, VTM 2, VTM 3, VTM 4, Play4, Play5, Play6 and Play7. VRT MAX also shows a look behind the scenes of the music recording.

'Its our duty to help people who end up in such bizarre circumstances and suddenly lose everything they loved', reacts Belgian singer Dana Winner.

Besides the Flemish channels, RTBF and RTL are also raising money for the Consortium. On the Reyer Tower in Brussels, the DPG Media building in Antwerp and the Ghelamo Arena in Ghent, the '12-12' logo and 'People help the people' will be projected until Tuesday morning. The music video will be shown in Play Zuid and at Mediahuis in Antwerp.


#FlandersNewsService | Cinquantenaire during a day of charity events for 12-12, the Belgian consortium for urgency situations, Friday 26 April 2013, in Brussels. The consortium regroups Caritas International, Handicap International, Medecins du Monde, Oxfam-Solidarite and Unicef Belgium and it launched a mobilisation for humanitarian aid in Syria. © BELGA PHOTO SISKA GREMMELPREZ




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