With our high profile, we are able to raise funds for, and awareness of, worthy causes, charities and challenges around the world. We are also well positioned to alert the public about pressing social issues – especially those that are otherwise unreported or underfunded.
We see this contribution to society as our duty as good corporate citizens.
Our big events:
• The RTL-Spendenmarathon is one of the programme highlights at the end of each year, with more than 24 hours of special broadcasting, where famous personalities and sponsors raise funds for the foundation ‘RTL – Wir helfen Kindern’ (We Help Children) and the implementation of several projects worldwide. In 2017, the RTL-Spendenmarathon raised over €9 million, and since its first broadcast in 1996, RTL Television viewers and partner companies have donated more than €161 million.
• Télévie was created to raise funds to finance research into cancer and leukaemia, both in children and adults. Télévie has been active in Belgium since 1989 and in Luxembourg since 2002. It finances more than a hundred research projects every year. In 2018, Télévie set a new record of €12,114,560 raised for research; since its establishment, it has collected more than €185 million.
Image description: Mission accomplished - over €12 million collected for Télévie in 2018 © Fred Guerdin/RTL Belgium