Handing over of record amount of money to the Kanjers voor Kanjers Foundation
On Thursday 21 November 2019, the handover of the cheque to the Kanjers voor Kanjers Foundation took place at Van Raam in Varsseveld. Van Raam directors Jan-Willem Boezel and Ronald Ruesink handed over the cheque to John Theissen (board member) and Maarten Idink (volunteer) on behalf of the Van Raam management. John and Maarten received the cheque on behalf of the foundation.
With a record amount of €11,914.30, the value of the cheque was the highest ever donated to the foundation.
The amount has been achieved through donations made during the festive opening and the spectacular opening party in October 2019. At the beginning of the same year, Van Raam moved into the new sustainable bicycle factory in Varsseveld. The management of Van Raam indicated as a gift tip to make a donation to the Kanjers voor Kanjers Foundation instead of a gift for themselves.
The guests, including the mayor and councillors of Varsseveld, Mr. Kluver (the oldest employee in the Netherlands), customers, suppliers and employees, responded to this and supported the foundation by donating an amount for this charity instead of giving a gift to the board members.