• 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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  • 01 Jan 1970

    Benefietavond 2020

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  • 18 Nov 2019

    Auction for the Jan Vertonghen Foundation

    Autographed Shirts – Red Devils & Tottenham
    Start bidding on these unique collector’s items and support the Jan Vertonghen Foundation!

    Our Partner Vavato donates the entire auction commission to the charity.

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  • 17 Oct 2019

    Stripalbum “Vertonghen & Co” ten voordele van de “Jan Vertonghen Foundation”

    Vrijdag 18 oktober verschijnt “Vertonghen & Co” het vierde album rond het gekste voetbalteam van het land nl.”Pinanti/ United“. Ook nu weer staat het boordevol knotsgekke gags voor strip­‐ en/of voetbalfans van 7 tot 77 jaar. De wel zeer herkenbare toekomstige voetbalsterren zorgen ervoor dat de lach van de lezer nooit buitenspel staat!

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  • 15 Mar 2019

    Jan Vertonghen Foundation Auction

    Bid & Win

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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


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