Support Fund for the Victims of the Pukkelpop Storm
The private foundation ’Support Fund for the Victims of the Pukkelpop Storm’ was set up on Friday 26th August 2011 after the disaster that hit the Pukkelpop festival on Thursday 18th August 2011.
Its mission: to preserve the memory of the victims who lost their lives, to support their loved ones and to offer assistance to all festivalgoers who were heavily injured. Besides the physical and mental injuries, many victims were confronted with all kinds of expenses that are not covered by insurance. The ‘Support Fund for the Victims of the Pukkelpop Storm’ will continue to do so in the coming years.
Although the foundation has the unconditional support of the Pukkelpop organization, it enjoys full functional independence and autonomy. Besides Pukkelpop collaborator Marjan Reynders, musician Stijn Meuris also manages the fund. A team of experts from Vanbreda Risks & benefits, assisted by an advisory doctor, assessed and processed all the applications for support.
Permanent financial control is guaranteed by Ernst & Young, an international firm
that provides financial advisory services.
The statute of the fund and the list of its independent managers can be consulted here.
Everyone who – now or in the future – has taken or will take part in the establishment and/or operation of the Support Fund does so out of a sense of social responsibility. They will not be rewarded, not financially nor in any other way.
Where does the money come from?
We have received and are still receiving donations from festivalgoers, the Pukkelpop organization, festival partners, associations, companies, sympathizers and Pukkelpop artists that wish to remain anonymous. The sale of the ‘We Are Pukkelpop’ wristbands also brings in money.
How much money has been collected?
So far we have collected over € 700,000.
How is the money being spent?
The Support Fund pays (part of) the medical costs such as hospital admissions, doctor’s consultations, medication and physiotherapy. The Support Fund also finances the necessary adaptations to the homes and/or cars of disabled victims.
Assistive devices such as neck braces, orthopedic mattresses, wheelchairs, electric adjustable beds and other disability aids are also paid for. So far the Support Fund has helped 59 victims and relatives of victims who lost their lives.
About ten victims will be offered assistance by the Fund in the future. Victims with a permanent disability will continue to receive financial aid.
Deposit a donation?
All donations go entirely to the victims. Donations of €40 or more are tax deductible. The bank account number of the Support Fund is 001-6666666-29.
International donations can be transferred via IBAN: BE12 0016 4984 3492 // BIC: GEBA BEBB.
The Support Fund had an exclusive wristband designed, inspired by the Pukkelpop 2011 combi-wristband. The entire revenue will be transferred to the ‘Support Fund Victims Pukkelpop Storm’. The wristband costs €3 and can be bought here.
Organize an activity to support the fund?
If you want to organize an activity to support the fund, we will be pleased to help you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information can be found at email@example.com .