HOPE XXL: Glass House event!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 at 12:00

In December the annual Serious Request event takes place in Leiden. Serious Request is a yearly project by Dutch radio station 3FM in which they collect money for projects of the Red Cross. 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. 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. 

This year, the DJs aren't the only ones staying in a house of glass. Twenty students and HOPE XXL youth are entering a 24 hour marathon to discuss the Liemers List, in the greenhouse of the Leiden Botanic Gardens, in the same week as Serious Request. They will discuss the list with the public and with prominent Dutch persons, some of whom are also on our Council of Recommendation. 

Would you like to visit the event? Come to the Leiden Botanic Gardens on 21 December, 4.30 PM!