AGRAVIS Donates 5,000 Euros to Dessau Hospice
The idea had already existed for some time, but now it was put into practice: instead of buying expensive Christmas presents for its customers, AGRAVIS Fläming-Mittelelbe GmbH decided to donate the money. This generated 5,000 euros. Managing Directors Klaus Köhler and Bernhard Rixen now handed a symbolic cheque in this amount to Dr Anja Schneider, Managing Director of Anhaltische Hospiz- und Palliativgesellschaft gGmbH in Dessau.
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- Klaus Köhler (right) and Bernhard Rixen (left), Managing Directors of AGRAVIS Fläming-Mittelelbe GmbH, handed a cheque in the amount of 5,000 euros to Dr Anja Schneider, Managing Director of Anhaltische Hospiz- und Palliativgesellschaft gGmbH in Dessau. This year is the first time that the company is donating the amount, which was initially intended for customer presents.
Joy at the successful campaign was great on both sides. "This was a matter truly dear to our heart", Klaus Köhler stressed when handing over the donation. The decision to use the amount for a good purpose and not for presents, he said, had been well received by the workforce and customers alike. The pre-Christmas period, he added, was an opportunity to think of less fortunate people who depend on help from many quarters.
The Anhalt-Hospiz in Dessau is geared to the requirements of palliative care and support for severely ill and dying people. The provision that the facility gives to its guests and their family members is extensive and can be financed, in part, only by donations. Dr Anja Schneider thus already has several ideas as to how to use the 5,000 euros from AGRAVIS Fläming-Mittelelbe. "We have two bereavement support groups for family members and children, which are looked after by a psychologist", said the Managing Director. These groups are financed solely by donations. Apart from that, the older part of the hospice is set to be renovated and decorated with pictures. The inner court yard is also to be re-designed.
Bernhard Rixen emphasized in conclusion that it had definitely not been a one-off action on the part of AGRAVIS in the region: "We are taking the donation as a starting signal and will come up with something special again over the next few years."