Our fundraising campaign with Lukas Podolski came to an end at noon on 10 March 2017 with a huge, five-figure sum for the Lukas Podolski Foundation. Never before had a single ambassador collected so much for VIPrize. Donors from all over the world made generous contributions to one of our biggest Internet fundraining campaigns. We would like to offer our cordial thanks - on behalf of Lukas Podolski and his foundation, too - for the trust and great support shown by all!

Lukas’ national team farewell match on 22 March proved a game of superlatives not just for our winner, Martin T., and the friend accompanying him. They were able to follow the match against England from the VIP area in the Dortmund stadium, met Poldi during a post-match meet&greet and photo session, then chatted with Lukas about the game and his future in Japan. The delight was written all over the faces of Martin and his friend, and Poldi also clearly enjoyed being personally congratulated on his wonder goal.

The money collected will be used by the Lukas Podolski Foundation to promote sporting, child and youth aid projects, and to further international understanding. The main focus will be on benefiting disadvantaged children and young people in sporting and educational projects. We’ll keep you posted!

Lukas Podolski: "Congratulations to Martin - it was a lot of fun with you. And huge thanks to all who took part - for me, you’re all winners in this super VIPrize campaign.“

Look forward to many more campaigns like this on www.VIPrize.org!