The BEMER Helps Foundation donates 10,000 Swiss Francs to the Swiss Children’s Hospice :: A shared commitment to the first children’s hospice in Switzerland
Basel, 5 August 2014 – In contrast to most neighboring European countries there is still no children’s hospice in Switzerland. Yet there are fatally ill children and their strained families here as well. The Children’s Hospice Foundation of Switzerland (Stiftung Kinderhospiz Schweiz) has set the aim of soon creating a place where terminally ill children can spend time with their families. This not only involves ideal palliative care for the children, but also providing concrete assistance and relief to their parents and siblings. Since the resulting expenses frequently cannot be entirely covered by conventional funding sources, the Children’s Hospice Foundation (http://www.kinderhospiz-schweiz.ch) relies on donations.
The BEMER Helps Foundation was established by the Liechtenstein-based firm BEMER Int. AG and pursues the goal of giving back part of the company’s success in the form of assistance to the needy. Together with Marc Girardelli and other prominent participants, it carried out a Charity Golf Tournament. The proceeds from this tournament were rounded up to 10,000 Swiss Francs by the BEMER Helps Foundation and turned over to Prof. Dr. Paul Imbach, member of the Foundation Board of the Children’s Hospice Foundation of Switzerland.
“The thought that children whose lives have just started and their families have to deal with death in such a manner is just as unbearable as the fact that there is still so little professional help in Switzerland”, say Pit Gleim, CEO of BEMER Int. AG. “In this case, there is only one thing we can do: Help!”