In December 2017 Serious Request took place in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Serious Request is a mayor fundraising event from a national radio station. Every year in the week before Xmas DJ’s do 24/7 live broadcasting to raise money for a silent emergency somewhere in the world.


In 2017 more than 5 million euro was raised for the National Red Cross. With this money the Red Cross will reunite families in areas of conflict or disaster.


Being a nonprofit established in Apeldoorn, the Royal Talens Foundation organized several activities to support Serious Request 2017.

With schools we organized a 12 hour drawing and painting marathon, with students and a local artist we did a mural, a zentangle artist designed beautiful postcards which we sold, we did a project with people with acquired brain injury and we did a very cool 3 D painting with Leon Keer.


We are happy with the results and raised 12,500 euros for Serious Request and the Red Cross.