Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has been awarded the HN Award from the Hede Nielsen Family Foundation. The award includes a cash prize of DKK 600,000 (about $91,000), which Ulrich has announced he'll be donating to three Danish charities – Dyrenes Beskyttelse, who deal with animal welfare; Kofoeds Skole, who deal with personal and vocational empowerment; and Børns Vilkår, who deal with stopping child neglect.
"So psyched to announce that I'll be donating 200,000 Danish kroner to three different charities in Denmark, thanks to the good folks at the Hede Nielsen Family Foundation.
"I’m beyond thankful to Henrik and his team at the Foundation for bestowing me with the honor of being the recipient of this year’s HN-prize award, marking their 50th anniversary.
"200,000 kroner will go to BørneTelefonen/@bornsvilkar,
200,000 will go to @kofoedsskole, and
200,000 will go to @dyrenesbeskyttelse.
"Please look into supporting these incredible organizations…"
According to the University of Southern Denmark, the Hede Nielsen Family Foundation is a non-profit foundation that receives 1200-1500 applications annually, primarily for further education, research, art and culture..