Charities do good business in 2005

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8 August 2006, AMSTERDAM — Charities in the Netherlands had a bumper 12 months last year as the public donated a total of EUR 518 million to good causes. Cancer foundation KWF Kankerbestrijding received the most money - EUR 63 million.

8 August 2006

AMSTERDAM — Charities in the Netherlands had a bumper 12 months last year as the public donated a total of EUR 518 million to good causes. Cancer foundation KWF Kankerbestrijding received the most money - EUR 63 million.

Newspaper 'De Volkskrant' reported a 4.3 percent increase in donations compared with the year before.

Sixteen of the 20 largest charities collected more money than they did in 2004. Christian anti-poverty group Woord and Daad (word and deed) saw its income increase by 20 percent, while nature charity Natuurmonumenten and animal rights group Dierenbescherming both benefited from a 13 percent increase.

But children-centred charity Plan Nederland received EUR 44.2 million, almost 11 percent less than in 2004. The year before that it received EUR 74 million in donations.

Formerly known as Foster Parents Plan, it was hit by negative publicly a few years ago. One issue being the high salary paid to a manager. And, Greenpeace suffered a 4 percent drop in donations to EUR 17.3 million.

De Volkskrant's inventory of donations did not include the money raised for the tsunami appeal.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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