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Let me tell you a crazy story

A friend of mine got the idea to make a charity gala for the Swedish event Musikhjälpen. It's a charity event that involves a small group of celebrities being locked up in a glass cage for a week, broadcasting on radio 24/7. During the event anyone can wish a song by donating $5 or more, and it will get played on radio.

So this friend of mine books a huge arena two months before the gala that hasn't even been planned yet, and it all came down to this big thing yesterday evening. With over a thousand people in the audience we managed to collect almost 200 000 SEK, about 22 000 USD. Oh, and did I mention it was all done voluntarily - even the scene and video coverage was donated.

So here we are, having collected a total of over 400 000 SEK (44 000 USD) for the cause of this year's theme; everyones right to be they way they are, regardless if you've got Downs Syndrome or any other disability. You see, this was done together with the Swedish Scouts, and during this week that's the crazy amount of money we've been able to collect for this great cause. Damn it's been great!

Just had to share it. You won't be able to believe what a great feeling this is 😊

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  • 2
    I'll upload the group picture we took as soon is I get it!
  • 3
    I once pranked my citys local newpaper that musikhjälpen was going to be hold in the city I lived in

    But SVT.se does have spf now :p
  • 2
    @Linux Haha :) Where you from then?
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    @ScriptCoded

    Sverige såklart :)
  • 3
    @Linux Har säkert frågat innan... πŸ™ˆ Sorry!
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    @ScriptCoded

    Det har du nog ;)
  • 2
    Studio Brussel (a radio station here in Belgium) did that every year from 2006 until 2011 actually, in an event called Music For Life πŸ™‚

    https://nl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/... (unfortunately the wiki page hasn't been translated into English)

    Edit: turns out that they stopped the format with the glass house in 2012.. not sure why
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    @Condor That's great 😊
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    Btw, congrats! Can't wait to see the picture of it. I've only been able to attend Music For Life once when it was held in Antwerp, and I kind of miss it honestly. I wonder how it looked in Sweden πŸ™‚
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    @Condor the glazen huis is also a dutch thing for 3FM
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    @Codex404 except that last year's edition in Apeldoorn was the last one. Because the biggest success years (like the Enschede edition) were much more profitable, they stopped organising the event.
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    @eeee ah, didnt know that
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