BST eltromat supports charities

14.12.2018

BST eltromat International, a leading manufacturer of quality assurance systems for web-processing industries, is donating proceeds from its so-called rest-cent campaign to Mukoviszidose e.V., Bonn, and to the Bielefeld-based project "Fruchtalarm" of the von Laer Foundation. BST eltromat launched this residual cent donation in 2013. The approximately 360 employees at the locations in Bielefeld and Leopoldshöhe can voluntarily donate the cent amounts of their monthly pay slips for good causes. The works councils at the locations have now decided to donate to Mukoviszidose e.V. and the project "Fruchtalarm".

To hand over the donation, BST eltromat Area Sales Manager Kai Prahl visited the Mukoviszidose e.V. in Bonn. Cystic fibrosis is a rare congenital metabolic disease that affects up to 8000 people in Germany. The Mukoviszidose e.V. wants to enable those affected to live as self-determined as possible with their disease. It helps people to help themselves, improves therapy options, promotes research and connects patients, relatives, doctors, therapists and researchers. In gratitude for the donation, Torsten Weyel, responsible for the business, foundations and business operations at Mukoviszidose e.V., presented Kai Prahl with the association's corporate guardian angel. "We finance our work mainly from donations. As representatives of the interests of a genetic, rare disease, it is often difficult for us to find our hearing. Therefore, we are very grateful for the first-time support of BST eltromat and its employees. Only in this way can we continue to improve and prolong the lives of the patients in the future. They are all guardian angels."

The proximity of the Bielefeld-based project "Fruchtalarm" to BST eltromat made it possible to hand over the donations in Bielefeld. Horst Backhaus, chairman of the BST eltromat works council, presented the donation cheque to the “Fruchtalarm” project coordinator Patrick Götting “Fruchtalarm" is a project for children suffering from cancer. Once a week, mobile cocktail bars roll through the corridors of many children's cancer wards in Germany to delight the children and young people with tasty fruit cocktails that positively influence the tolerability of the treatments and thus offer them a change of pace in the daily routine of the clinic.

Backhaus: "With our donation, we also want to support seriously ill children and adolescents. It was therefore logical to select facilities such as Mukoviszidose e.V. and the "Fruchtalarm" project.

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