getaline donates to the “Kinder-Hospiz Sternenbrücke” in Hamburg
Despite all the supposed calmness and reflection associated with Advent, for many people the lead-up to Christmas ends up being extremely hectic. The hunt for the last few presents reaches its merciless climax and many a head begins to explode at the thought of which culinary delights will be served up to their loved ones over this festive season. But honestly – are these really problems? A number of people face much bigger challenges, even during Advent – particularly if it involves an immediate family member who is seriously ill and approaching death. If this family member happens to be a child, it calls for even more sympathy and support. It is in these cases that the “Kinder-Hospiz Sternenbrücke” (www.sternenbruecke.de) Hamburg makes an important contribution by enabling families to find a particularly sheltered, safe place for this difficult phase of the child’s life. Not only does it serve as an oasis of medical care and recovery for parents and children, it also offers practical assistance, and a platform for discussion with other adults.
That’s why we decided this year once again to support this work with a donation, and, instead of giving our business partners gifts, donate the money saved to the Kinder-Hospiz Sternenbrücke. Generously rounded up by our management, we were able to present the dedicated Sternenbrücke staff with a symbolic cheque for 3,000 euros. This is our small contribution to the important work the institution does to ensure families can enjoy some rest and recovery through respite care during their children’s health battles. Providing help where it’s really needed.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!