Regional commitment

8,000 euros for a good cause

The representatives of eight charitable organisations and institutions were delighted: They all received a cheque from Wildeboer Bauteile GmbH, which the company has once again sent to them as part of a pre-Christmas fundraising campaign.

The example of the "Open Dören" association in Bunde shows what really worthwhile projects are supported with the money. The organisation has been fighting for the interests and rights of people with physical and mental disabilities for more than 40 years. "The donation will be used to purchase or install aids and equipment to make daily work and care more comfortable," says the association.

The other donated organisations and institutions are also committed to the good cause and provide support for seriously ill and disabled people, for example. In addition to Open Dören, other recipients of the donations include the Parents' Association for Children with Cancer and their Families in East Frisia and the Surrounding Area, Herzkinder Ostfriesland, the Leer Hospice Initiative, the Child Protection Association (district and local association of Leer), the Learning and Support Centre on the Deich, and the Leukin and Wünschdirwas associations.

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the donations had to be handed over in person, but this did not take away from the joy of the occasion. All the representatives of the associations expressed their gratitude for the support and recognition of their largely voluntary work and, in telephone conversations and e-mails, impressively demonstrated the important contribution they make to society by offering help to people in need, especially in the current situation. Wildeboer Bauteile GmbH would like to acknowledge this commitment and thank all the volunteers who are currently working, often under difficult conditions.

Below is some detailed information about the organisations and links to their websites:

Elternverein für krebskranke Kinder und ihre Familien in Ostfriesland und Umgebung e.V.

(EN: Parents' association for children with cancer and their families in East Frisia and the surrounding area). The mission of the association is to support children and adolescents with cancer and their families from the onset of the disease, during treatment and aftercare until reintegration into normal life. Various activities for and with the whole family provide relaxation, distraction, fun and enjoyment, be it a summer trip, a visit to the football stadium, sailing, fishing, family seminars, parents' evenings or much more.

Herzkinder OstFriesland e.V.

The association has set itself the task of providing parents of children with congenital heart defects with advice, action and a wide range of support. Since its foundation, the association has been raising awareness of the needs of heart children through a wide range of public campaigns. In addition, the association organises a variety of activities with the heart children, such as excursions, sporting activities and family seminars.

Hospiz-Initiative Leer e.V.

The Hospizhuus is located in the centre of Leer, right in the middle of life, and yet is an oasis of peace. The building is completely customised to the needs of its residents. People are admitted here who have an advanced illness with a limited life expectancy of a few weeks or months. In addition to alleviating physical complaints, the work also includes satisfying the need for stimulation, communication, closeness and companionship.

Kinderschutzbund Kreis- und Ortsverband Leer e.V.

The district and local association Leer e.V. of the German Child Protection Association is a non-profit organisation with around 500 members. As one of around 420 child protection organisations in Germany, its activities include the detection and prevention of child abuse and the accommodation of children in emergency situations. But the creation of child-friendly playgrounds, the operation of the old town kindergarten and the maintenance of the Leer child protection centre are also among the many tasks of the association.

Lern- und Förderzentrum am Deich e.V.

The Lern- und Förderzentrum am Deich e.V. is a non-profit organisation that supports children and young people with physical, motor and mental disabilities. The centre focuses on individual abilities. Within the framework of individual support, the children should develop a positive self-image and achieve the greatest possible independence. The donations are used to fund projects such as therapeutic horse riding or the purchase of special play and therapy equipment.

Leukin e.V.

Every 15 minutes, a person in Germany receives the devastating diagnosis of blood cancer. The Leukin e.V. association has made this fact its mission and collects donations for the organisation of typing, the registration of potential stem cell donors. Thanks to Leukin e.V., almost 75,000 potential stem cell donors have been registered with DKMS to date. This alone has helped around 800 people to start a new life.

Open Dören e.V.

Open Dören e.V. (formerly Verein für Körperbehinderte und ihre Freunde im Landkreis Leer e.V.) has been promoting the interests and rights of people with physical and mental disabilities for more than 40 years. Open Dören is a social and family organisation that accompanies, supports and encourages adults with disabilities on their way through life and makes a significant contribution to the participation of people with disabilities in society.

wünschdirwas e.V.

wünschdirwas e.V. is a non-profit organisation registered in Cologne. For 30 years, many volunteers and employees have been fulfilling the wishes of seriously ill children and young people. An unforgettably beautiful experience should help to give new courage to face life, confidence and new life energy and simply let the illness be forgotten for once. wünschdirwas e.V. works nationwide with doctors and therapists from over 100 hospitals, children's clinics and hospices in almost all German states.