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Christmas gift for children's palliative network

28.02.2022
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EMPLOYEES AT CARBOTECH GROUP DONATE TO ESSEN-BASED PALLIATIVE CARE ORGANISATION

Staff at Essen-based activated carbon manufacturer CarboTech Group have collected donations at their Christmas party for local child palliative care organisation ‘KinderPalliativNetzwerk Essen’ where the money will benefit sick children and their families. CarboTech’s Managing Director, Daniel Böke, presented a 1,000-euro cheque to charitable non-profit organisation ‘Wundertüte e.V.’ at his company’s offices on 9 December.

Great generosity in the workforce
A festive mood, delicious food and a desire to do good – that was what this year’s Christmas party at Essen-based CarboTech Group was all about (in compliance with all COVID precautions, of course). A fundraising campaign among staff, where everyone was able to buy raffle tickets for one euro each, raised a total of nearly 700 euros in donations. “We are of course delighted at this great commitment shown by our employees,” said CarboTech Managing Director Daniel Böke. “As a management team, we therefore decided to round up the donation to 1,000 euros.”

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The choice of recipient did not take long: ‘KinderPalliativNetzwerk Essen’ which supports families whose children, teenagers and young adults are living with life-threatening medical conditions. The aim of this visiting outpatient service is to improve the quality of life for ill children and their relatives. “Our home town of Essen is very close to our hearts, so we knew right away that we wanted the money to go to a local organisation,” explained Daniel Böke.

Donation presented at CarboTech premises

On the morning of 9 December, Daniel Böke handed over the donation cheque in the office building on CarboTech’s site to Horst Treffehn, Presiding Chairman of ‘Wundertüte e.V.’ who expressed his delight at this support during the lead-up to Christmas: “We’re really happy that the people at CarboTech are supporting us with their donation. Every euro helps assist and support the affected families in their daily lives.” He said the palliative care organisation would be using the money to help provide case-specific and acute-needs assistance to needy families with seriously and chronically ill children. “Low-income families, in particular, cannot afford what are sometimes expensive treatment options. Here, too, the organisation uses the donations it receives to help those affected,” he continued.

“We’re delighted to be able to make a small contribution to the great work KinderPalliativNetzwerk does,” said Daniel Böke, presenting the cheque. “Children and their families need a lot of help especially in such difficult situations. We’re very sure the money is going to the right place here.” Böke also reported that the CarboTech Group is planning further fundraising campaigns to help even more aid organisations in its home city of Essen.


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