Regional commitment

Donation campaign for 2022: Wildeboer provides moments of happiness

Smiles on faces thanks to 8,000 euros in pre-Christmas donations

The eight representatives of charitable organisations and institutions were delighted: As part of Wildeboer Bauteile GmbH's annual pre-Christmas donation campaign, they were once again each presented with a cheque for €1,000.

The joy was not only felt by the representatives, but also by the beneficiaries, young and old, who benefit from the various projects supported by these organisations. One notable example is the funding for the development of a Snoezel room at the Lern- und Förderzentrum am Deich. This sensory room is a tremendous experience, especially for the children in our care who have severe multiple disabilities. They really enjoy this enriching space, as the association's administrative manager pointed out.

The other beneficiaries, which include various charities and institutions, share the same commitment to giving back. Their efforts revolve around providing support and assistance to people suffering from serious illnesses and disabilities. In addition to the Learning and Support Centre at the Deich, the list of recipients includes the Parents' Association for Children with Cancer and their Families in East Frisia and the Surrounding Area, Herzkinder Ostfriesland, the Leer Hospice Initiative, the Leer District and Local Child Protection Association, Leukin, sternsnuup and wünschdirwas.

Despite the ongoing challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, these donations had to be presented in person, much to the chagrin of all involved. However, this did not dampen the spirit of the occasion. Each of the organisations' representatives was visibly grateful for the support and recognition of their largely voluntary efforts. In telephone conversations and email exchanges, they emphasised the vital role they play in society, especially in the current circumstances, in providing assistance to those in need.

On behalf of the entire Wildeboer organisation, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for this unwavering commitment and our gratitude to all the dedicated volunteers who tirelessly continue their valuable work under challenging conditions.

More information about these organisations and links to their websites can be found below.

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.

sternsnuup e.V.

The "Steernsnupp" association has made it its mission to fulfil the wishes of seriously ill people one last time. With "Steernsnupp", families and relatives of many terminally ill people now have the opportunity to travel with their loved ones once again to a place they long for. Be it a trip to the seaside or to a place from the patient's childhood. The team steps in when relatives no longer know what to do, when someone can only be transported lying down or needs medical care, but also when relatives no longer have the confidence to take such a trip alone.

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.