Friday, August 26, was the big day: Edward Verbakel's company, VB, celebrated its 25th anniversary and Edward's 50th birthday. A special occasion to throw a party, and Edward did his best to make it a huge hit. That he succeeded is evident in these photos.
As is tradition in the Netherlands: your birthday, your treat. Edward asked the guests to donate to the Jarige Job foundation in lieu of gifts. This organization helps less-fortunate children celebrate their birthdays, giving them a box containing everything needed for a real birthday party.
And thanks to his family, friends, and VB colleagues' generous donations, Edward, and his wife, Vivienne, were able to hand over a €5,000 check to the foundation's Jantine de Man on September 1. This money will help many a child have a well-deserved birthday.
Would you like to donate to children with less-wealthy families? Click here to donate to the Jarige Job foundation.