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Berlin clubs raise €40,000 for refugees

The money has been amassed through guestlist donations

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 8 April 2016

A new initiative among Berlin clubs, called the PLUS 1 campaign, has raised €40,000 in aid of refugees.

The money has come from a required charity donation of at least €1 for anyone entering nightspots through the guestlist. Since they’re lucky enough to not be paying the full admission cost, it seems pretty fair.

More than 80 of the German capital’s top nighttime venues, artists and promoters signed up to the campaign which started in October 2015. PLUS 1 hosted a party at Kreuzberg’s Fahimi Bar on Tuesday to thank the “best doors of Berlin” for their cooperation.

The three refugee charities benefitting from the money are Sea-Watch, Moabit helps!, and Berlin Refugees, which aim to help distressed people in the Mediterranean sea, influence the State Office of Health and Welfare, and defend the rights of refugees in the face of authorities and politicians.

PLUS 1 is now hoping to become a permanent fixture in the city’s nightlife and support further causes in future.

[Via: RBB]

Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow him on Twitter