A short message to tell you about something very important to me, and how you can be a part of it! Serious Request 2013 is here and if you visit SYSY's mainstore now, you'll find a donation board AND a limited edition of the Escapade dress, of which all proceeds go to the Red Cross. Serious Request is a Dutch Donation drive, the information on it is a bit long so for those interested, there is more to read on the bottom of this post ;)
You can pick this dress up now either at SYSY's Mainstore, or at the special Serious Request location. Furthermore, there will be an auction held, in the week of Dec. 14-20th in which a one of a kind gown will be auctioned off. I'll send information on that at a later date. Here's a sneak peek of the gown (s):
Furthermore, i've just released new stockings, compitable with the SLink AE system, in white! You can pick those up in the mainstore, or at the marketplace.
Information on Serious Request 2013 & Serious Request SL 2013
Thank you for requestion some information on a charity donation drive dear to my heart, Serious Request! SYSY's is a proud sponsor of this Dutch Tradition, and by purchasing my donation item and/or bidding on my exclusive one of a kind Auction gowns you're supporting too! Each and every donation is appreciated, feel free to donate in the Donation box aswell :) You can purchase my items both in my mainstore, or at the Glasshouse Serious Request special store location. The auction item will be only available at the Glasshouse location. I will notify you when the time has come! Since this is a typical Dutch event, here's an English explaination of what it is all about, both in RL and in SL.
Thank you again,
// SySy Chapman
So, what *IS* this Serious Request thing?
Serious Request is a Dutch tradition, where 3 popular national radio DJ's will lock themselves up in a glass house, with lots of media attention to collect money for a chosen charity each year. It is held the week before Christmas.
3FM Serious Request in REAL LIFE
Together with Radio 3FM (a popular national Dutch Radio station, website here), the Red Cross yearly combine their efforts to get help for these silent disasters.
In the week before Christmas DJ’s of radio 3FM will lock themselves inside a glass house and broadcast for 6 straight days, these days they do not eat, but just live on vegetable smoothies.
You can pay them to play your requests, that money will be used for the fund raiser.
Last year, they raised 12.251.667 euros (that is roughly 15 millon US Dollars) towards relief efforts against baby death.
This year the glass house will be in the town of Leeuwarden (Netherlands).
We ask your attention for a silent disaster, around 800.000 children who die yearly from diarrhea.
By a lack of clean drinking water, soap and sanitary abilities.
That is about 2200 children a day .
With the money we raise with this fund raiser, the Red Cross will supply clean drinking water, soap, the building of sanitary and training about good hygiene.
Especially young children under the age of 5 are most vulnerable, because there resistance is low and is getting less if they will not be treated.
Parents have no idea about what to do and how to avoid this problem, so that is why the Red Cross, with there millions of volunteers, will help with training.
That way the parents can save the lives of the little ones, because they can teach there children how to keep good hygiene, so that they won’t get sick.
What is Club NL doing in Second Life?
The SL version of Serious Request is starting a week earlier then the RL one. On Saturday December 14th 12.00 Central European time, the fund raiser will start.
The whole week 24/7 there will be music, played by a live dj, which like in the RL Serious Request, you pay to let him/her play your request.
There will be live artists and surprise quests. Also little actions and auctions will be there.
Our fund raiser will end on Friday December 20th 00.00 Central European time.
That same moment the raised money ( lindens converted to Euros) will be transferred to the RL Glass House in Leeuwarden. (There will be a site which will provide the details and verifications that the money indeed is transferred )
We ( the SL crew) were on national television before when we went over there to hand over the cheque with the raised money.
Last year we raised over a million lindens and we hope to get over the amount we had last year. But we need all your help.
What can you do???
- Help us to promote our fund raiser, spread the word!
- Purchase the specially created items in the Store across the Glass house!
- Help to support our dj’s and hosts as they too won't be eating and playing 24/7 tunes for you!
- Place a donation board at your location/club
- Bid on one of the auction special items
- Pass this note card on to other people.
- Donate, donate, donate, donate and come party!
SL Serious Request 2013 is sponsored by Club NL, DX, Sasha's Designs, Nieuwland FM radio, SYSY's, Lola Creations, http://de-jukebox.nl/SR13 and Fashion-V.
For further questions you can IM one of the following people:
Virus Melody, head organization SR and DJ's
petra oximoxi hosts, auction, sponsoring
Stellie hazelnut artists
You can also find us on facebook: (all in Dutch for the moment)
Sl Serious Request 2013 group Facebook
That way you can be kept informed.