Ulm/Germany, 9 September 2022 – HENSOLDT has donated 8,000 € to the St. Nikolaus children's hospice in Bad Grönenbach in the Allgäu region. The amount was collected at the summer festivities of the Ulm site of HENSOLDT from donations of the employees and a participation of the management in the same amount and was now handed over to Brigitte Waltl-Jensen, Public Relations, Children’s Hospice St. Nikolaus.
As the first children's hospice in southern Germany, St. Nikolaus began 15 years ago to support and accompany seriously ill children and their families. Children with life-shortening illnesses are cared for at St. Nikolaus in cooperation with their parents, additionally they are also looked after and relieved in their home environment. Individually tailored to the sick child, various therapies are offered, such as physiotherapy, water therapy, Montessori- and music therapy or curative painting. In addition to the sick children, parents and siblings are also supported with various programs to recharge their batteries for everyday life at home. Discussion groups, individual counseling, creative work, and excursions help families through the illness- and mourning phase.
The “Süddeutsche Kinderhospiz Akademie” (South German Children's Hospice Academy) was founded in 2009 to provide training and continuing education for the volunteers of the children’s hospice in the Allgäu e.V.. The employees of the children's hospice are trained there in the medical, psychosocial, and pedagogical areas.
The sole sponsor of the St. Nikolaus Children's Hospice is the “Süddeutsche Kinderhospiz-Stiftung”. The donation from HENSOLDT will now benefit this foundation and thus also the affected families in the children's hospice. "We are very happy about the donation and thank you on behalf of all employees of the children's hospice," says Waltl-Jensen.
HENSOLDT is a leading company in the European defence industry with global reach. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, the company develops complete sensor solutions for defence and security applications. As a technology leader, HENSOLDT drives the development of defence electronics and optronics and is continuously expanding its portfolio based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cyber security. With more than 6,400 employees, HENSOLDT achieved a turnover of 1.5 billion euros in 2021. HENSOLDT is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
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