Make-A-Wish Foundation receives The Rasmus Klump Award 2015


This year's Rasmus Klump Award is awarded Make-A-Wish Foundation which grants wishes for children with life-threatening diseases

Alexa Bruun Rasmussen, ambassador of Make-A-Wish Foundation receives The Rasmus Klump Award 2015 from Rasmus Klump and Licensing Manager, Michael Benzon, Egmont Publishing.

Rasmus Klump is a friend of all children and this year's Rasmus Klump Award goes to support children with special needs. The recipient of The Rasmus Klump Award 2015 is Make-A-Wish Foundation. The private humanitarian organization has for the past 16 years granted wishes for more than 1,500 Danish children with life-threatening illnesses.

"Make-A-Wish Foundation does important work for children in need of hope and joy in their lives. It is an effort that we would like to support by awarding The Rasmus Klump Award to Make-A-Wish Foundation," says Licensing Manager at Egmont Publishing, Michael Benzon.

Honored recognition
The award was formally presented Sunday at a concert in Skt. Jakobs Church in Copenhagen where among others Søs Fenger and Cecilie Nørby performed for the benefit of the good cause. "We are very pleased and honored to receive The Rasmus Klump Award – not least because of the recognition that goes with the award. The money will help us grant wishes to children who need it most and thereby give hope, strength and joy," says Lars Høngaard, board member and spokesman for Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Crown Princess Mary and Hospitals Clowns
The Rasmus Klump Award is donated by Egmont to a person or organization that meet the philosophy from Rasmus Klump-stories about friendship and loyalty.

The price of DKK 25,000 goes to the good cause represented by the recipient. 

Among the previous recipients of The Rasmus Klump Award are Team Rynkeby and Children's Cancer Foundation, HRH Crown Princess Mary and The Mary Foundation's anti-bullying campaign, Save the Children and Danish Hospital Clowns.

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