Love, compassion and generosity: That is what Christmas is about! Merry Christmas!

Thanks to Karin Fors for the insipring words used in the title

3FM Serious Request in Leiden

Collecting money for "This One's For Mama"
(Mothers who suffer from war and conflicts.)


Serious Request is a yearly project by Dutch radio station 3FM in which they collect money for projects of the Red Cross. The project was first held in 2004. During the project, three DJs live in a house of glass for six days (5 days in 2004) without eating anything, instead drinking special juice to stay fit. In the first three years it was located at the Neude in Utrecht. Starting in 2007, the location of the Glass house changed every year. In 2011, it is located in Leiden. While the DJs are in the house, they play songs requested by people via the internet or directly at the glass house. While making requests, the listeners donate a certain amount of money to the project. Furthermore numerous Dutch celebrities help the project by donating money and auctioning certain items they have. The project always takes place during the week prior to Christmas. (Source: Wikipedia)

See also: 3FM Serious Request in Leiden

Merry Christmas everybody!


7 responses

  1. ik wens jou ook heel fijne kerstdagen Jan marius.liefs van irene

    December 24, 2011 at 7:10 pm

  2. What a wonderful event for raising money for charity. Sounds cool!

    Happy Christmas to you, Jan. 🙂

    December 24, 2011 at 9:13 pm

  3. Charlotte Thompson

    Happy New year! all the very best to you and yours-


    December 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm

  4. Wonderful events and amazing pictures!!!
    Merry Christmas dear Jan!

    December 24, 2011 at 11:42 pm

  5. Such a wonderful meaing behind the project..
    Love, compassion and generosity is what Life is all about …Not just Christmas..

    Faith Hope & love for Humanity !!

    I tried to look into how to contribute but did not find the link…
    I support Red Cross on monthly basis, but if you could find the link I will certainly like to conritbute to donations – local radio for the meaning behind !

    Merry Christmas Jan Marius

    December 25, 2011 at 6:15 am

  6. Rosie

    Generous gesture…. collecting for good causes…. living behind glass and sipping juices only… wonderful charitable event I admire those people very much indeed.

    December 26, 2011 at 12:07 am

  7. The true meaning of Christmas certainly lies in Love,compassion and generosity ,I agree,Jan. Sadly, it is masked by commercialism and “giving” takes on a new meaning.

    Love is not comes from a heart source that is over flowing with it.Compassion in turn is Love ,expressed. And generosity, the essence of who we are.

    The beauty of Life, is sharing this with others. Thru each year,I find a cause that I want to participate in. Paying forward brings me joy as it enriches the lives of others.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful project and turning our attention to those less fortunate . Best wishes for 2012 . ♥

    December 26, 2011 at 8:29 pm

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