Children in need: RTL donation marathon raises over 41 million euros

children in need
RTL donation marathon raises over 41 million euros

Moderator Wolfram Kons is happy about the donation result.  Photo: Henning Kaiser/dpa

Moderator Wolfram Kons is happy about the donation result. photo

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Celebrities on the donation phone, extreme athlete Joey Kelly climbing the stairs on the “Climbmill” and millions of euros for children in need – the RTL donation marathon.

At the RTL donation marathon this year, more than 41 million euros were raised in just 24 hours children come together in need – as much as never before. In the final on Friday evening, the total was 41,107,923 euros.

“I am very pleased that people were so willing to donate again this year – despite fears of inflation, rising energy costs and a difficult economic environment,” said the chairman of the board of the “Foundation RTL – We help children”, Thomas Rabe.

“Throughout the year we felt the enormous solidarity of our viewers,” he said Crow further. “First with the Ukraine aid and now with our main topic of support for children in Germany who are threatened by poverty. We make sure that every cent arrives.”

Dedicated project sponsors such as Michaela May, Claudia Michelsen, Rea Garvey, Andrea Berg, Culcha Candela, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Ann-Kathrin Kramer and Harald Krassnitzer as well as many other prominent guests supported the 27th RTL donation marathon. The station switched live to the charity event again and again.

Also for extreme athletes Joey Kelly and the 21 teams supporting him jumped out a record. Together, everyone involved in the “24h Climbing Challenge” set a world record. By climbing stairs on the “Climbmills” they took more than three million steps instead of the required 2 million – more than the distance from Earth to the International Space Station ISS. With this they have fought the certified world record for the “most team vertical meters on the Climbmill in 24 hours” with the training equipment.


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