• 07 Mar 2022

    Welkom VDkunstgrassen

    De Jan Vertonghen Foundation mag vandaag een nieuwe partner bekend maken. Van harte welkom, VDkunstgrassen!

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  • 01 Sep 2022

    Run Tom & Nico!

    We gaan geld inzamelen voor de Jan Vertonghen Foundation en meer bepaald voor muurschilderingen op de kinderafdeling van een ziekenhuis.

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  • 09 Nov 2021


    Officiële opening van de vierde Jan Vertonghen Foundation Playground in Berlare, met dank aan burgemeester, schepenen en het gemeentebestuur van Berlare.

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  • 15 May 2020

    Uitstel Activiteiten

    Na rijp beraad en opvolging van de ontwikkelingen inzake het COVID-19 virus, is onze organisatie tot onze grote spijt verplicht om de activiteiten van de Jan Vertonghen Foundation uit te stellen naar een later tijdstip.

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  • 16 May 2022

    Benefietavond 2022

    Duizend maal dank aan alle aanwezigen, partners, sponsors, vrienden en sympathisanten voor de steun en bijdrage aan onze benefietavond 16 mei 2022! Daarmee bouwen wij samen verder aan een wereld waarin elk kind zich bijzonder voelt!

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About the Jan Vertonghen Foundation

Years ago I visited the Amsterdam hospital VUmc. They built an amazing playground for patients on the two top floors, called VUmc Kinderstad. I just couldn’t stop thinking about what I saw there: all these gravely ill children who went back to being carefree children amidst the toys, the cuddly toys and the games. Right there and then I decided I would set up something similar one day.
I now decided to launch the Jan Vertonghen Foundation around the time of my 100th international match, my 100th game for the Red Devils, for Belgium.

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A special thanks to SeeMG Studio™

Watch our Karrewiet video with the children of the Queen Mathilde Hospital.


Every year thousands of young children have to go to hospital: far away from home, school & friends and often scared about everything that is going on around them. During their admission to the hospital a lot of attention is paid to the medical diagnosis and care. But we should not forget about the child behind the ‘disease’.

What is more beautiful than letting all these children get away from it all for just a moment, making them forget that they are sick and showing that they belong. Just like that, by letting them play and encouraging them to always bring out the best in themselves. Despite their disease or long stay in hospital children still have a lot of creativity inside. So let’s focus on their personal expression and increase their joy of life. That’s what we are committed to!

In cooperation with hospitals across Belgium we will launch appeals to all these children to show the best of themselves by making pieces of art, focusing on a specific theme each time. Throughout the year we will give out awards for their dedication. Bringing the best out in every child is our goal, because every child is special!

In addition, we want to encourage hospitals to stimulate the creativity in children and to get children to move. We will be glad to support any initiatives hospitals may take in this respect.

Does your hospital want to participate? Contact us