Plant Leipzig donates €25,000 to local children’s hospice.

BMW Group Plant Leipzig has presented a cheque for €25,000 to the Bärenherz children’s hospice. The money, which was donated just before Christmas, will allow the hospice to build an extension and develop its therapy offering.

The €25,000 was raised during a year-long charitable campaign by associates, managers and plant managers that involved a wide range of activities. “Social engagement is a very important part of our understanding of social responsibility. I’m proud of our associates raising such a large amount of money to support the very important work of the Bärenherz hospice,” said Hans-Peter Kemser, Leipzig’s Plant Director. Works Council Chairman Jens Köhler, who also supported the campaign, was keen to point out: “Our associates’ desire to make this donation shows that their commitment extends far beyond their work in the plant. I would like to thank everybody who made a donation for supporting work of the hospice in this way.”

The money will allow the Bärenherz hospice to realise a range of construction and refurbishment projects, including the addition of new children’s and family rooms, and the extension of its therapy offering with a ceramics workshop, among other things. “We are delighted to have received this support from BMW. It really exceeded all expectations and added another highlight to our run-up to Christmas. BMW is setting a very good example, and I would like to thank them on behalf of Bärenherz," said Ulrike Herkner, Managing Director of the children’s hospice.