Wolfgang Groß (on the left) together with the former mayor Rudolf Krause and his wife. Photo: private
humedica headlines February 2016 – Part 1
+++ Supporter from the very beginning: Special honour granted to the former Kaufbeuren mayor Rudolf Krause +++ Help from Hof: medika donates instruments worth 10.000 Euros +++ Great engagement of the Hildegardis Secondary School in Kempten +++
Supporter from the very beginning: Special honour awarded to the former Kaufbeuren mayor Rudolf Krause
Today humedica can count on loyal and longstanding donators, who support the Allgäu helpers whenever a disaster calls for a fast aid intervention. In the first few years the situation was more difficult and financial means for a comprehensive and worldwide humanitarian support were still lacking.
But creative and effective ideas for raising money already existed in those days. So in 1979, the year of humedica´s foundation, general manager Wolfgang Groß and his brother Dieter organised the first charity event with the trend-setting title „Gala evening of the magic“ in the Kaufbeuren city hall.
The event organised by the young volunteers became a true success also thanks to the former Kaufbeuren mayor Rudolf Krause. Obviously Wolfgang Groß did not want to miss the opportunity to attend the reception to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the longstanding politician together with numerous guests of honour and to thank him for his commitment.
„Mr. Krause was responsible for the decision to let us use the city hall pro bono for the „Gala evening of the magic“on the first Advent 1979. You may therefore rightly say that his support was crucial for the founding of humedica“ said Wolfgang Groß in his speech.
Among many guests of honour like Krause´s longtime companion Dr. Ivo Holzinger, lord mayor with the longest service period in Germany, also the acting lord mayor Stefan Bosse and other guests of honour from politics, business and church attended the reception in the Kaufbeuren town hall.
The whole humedica team wishes the former lord mayor Rudolf Krause all the best and would like to thank him for his longstanding commitment.
Help from Hof: medika donates instruments worth 10.000 Euros
Scissors, serrefines and retractors are but a few things on the list of surgical instruments, which medika Medizintechnik donated to humedica and thus generously supported the relievers from the Allgäu for the second time now.
The reason for this support is obvious to medika general manager Stefan Weiß: „It is important for us to use our know-how and the available means to help where it is needed most. The fact that humedica makes sure to bring the donated instruments to their operation sites unbureaucratically and safely was a major factor in our decision to support this organisation for the a second time after 2014.”
The donated instruments will be used within aid projects in the Ukraine, North Korea and Liberia. In these countries humedica supplies hospitals and partner organisations periodically with relief goods and thus provides access to medical treatment for many people in need.
On behalf of the beneficiaries we would like to thank all persons in charge at the medika Medizintechnik and are looking forward to further cooperation in the future.
„Especially in regions already weakened by poverty it is most difficult to establish good and long-term medical care for the people. Thanks to the renewed donation of medika Medizintechnik we have the opportunity to fit out the operation theatres of our partner hospitals with high-quality instruments and to offer patients in developing countries such as Liberia treatment to the latest standards.“ explains humedica general manager Wolfgang Groß.
Great engagement of the Hildegardis Secondary School in Kempten
Pupils from the practical Spanish course of the Hildegardis Secondary School in Kempten made another very special contribution for people in need: they wrote a travel guide to Barcelona and donated the sales proceeds to humedica. At an official reception the pupils handed over a cheque totalling 222,22 Euro to humedica employee Heinke Rauscher.
To prepare the content of their travel guide, the pupils went on a one-week study tour to the big Spanish town with over a million inhabitants. Back in Germany they prepared a travel guide to Barcelona, which finally comprised 133 pages. Thanks to the support of advertising partners they were able to produce the guide for a fair price and sell it at a profit at school.
„In the course of the project we learned al lot about the importance of solidarity and cooperation. We see the resulting donation as a small contribution for the greater good.“, sums up one of the pupils, Marina Amann, who carried out the project together with 11 classmates and the coordinating teacher Ben Beucker.
Also Heinke Rauscher was quite impressed by the idea: „We are always happy about the innovative ideas of our supporters. But to receive the sales revenue of a travel guide is really new to us. We would like to thank you all for this very special support.“
In the name of all recipients of this donation humedica would like to express its heartfelt thanks to all attendants of the practical Spanish course from Kempten.