Despite the crisis year 2022, the RTL donation marathon (also at RTL ) was able to set a new record sum. In the 27th edition of the private broadcaster's charity show, a whopping 41,107,923 million euros came together. "I am very pleased that people were so willing to donate again this year - despite fears of inflation, rising energy costs and a difficult economic environment -" says Thomas Rabe, CEO of the "RTL Foundation - We Help Children e.V.", happily a press release.
In addition, Joey Kelly (49) could not be missing from the donation marathon. Together with 21 teams, the musician broke a world record in the "24h Climbing Challenge": By climbing stairs on appropriate treadmills, they took three million steps together in 24 hours - only two million were necessary.
Joey Kelly, known for his sports records, explained in a video on Instagram that this RTL fundraising marathon was "one of the toughest so far" for him.