Richard Wolf donates EUR 10,000 to the Familienherberge Lebensweg children's hospice
(Knittlingen, Germany, January 10, 2018) On December 18, 2017, the management team of Richard Wolf GmbH presented a donation of EUR 10,000 to Karin Eckstein, the founder of the Familienherberge Lebensweg children's hospice. The check was handed over on the premises of the Familienherberge Lebensweg in Illingen-Schützingen. Stefanie Köppl-Rau, the not-for-profit organization's director of fundraising & finance, as well as official ambassadors – star tenor Jay Alexander and soccer legend Guido Buchwald – were also in attendance. Karin Eckstein could not pass up the opportunity to give Managing Directors Jürgen Pfab and Jürgen Steinbeck a personal guided tour of the rooms, which are currently still under construction, and also spent time telling them all about the further plans.
“Richard Wolf has a long tradition of social commitment. We hope that this donation will provide joy to the poorly children and their parents who will use the hospice,” explained Jürgen Pfab, Managing Director at Richard Wolf GmbH, as he handed over the check. “It gives us great pleasure to support this unique project that benefits seriously ill children in our region,” added Jürgen Steinbeck, Managing Director at Richard Wolf GmbH.
Established by Karin Eckstein, the Familienherberge Lebensweg is the only project of its kind in southern Germany. A former farm belonging to her parents now provides the location for a complex consisting of twelve short-stay residential places providing care, support, assistance, and respite to seriously ill children and their parents. The ambitious project is supported by the Förderverein Lebensweg e.V. friends association, which organizes a wide variety of activities and events to promote the work of the Familienherberge Lebensweg and collect the donations and funding required to set up the project. The Familienherberge Lebensweg is set to open in May 2018.
Richard Wolf is a medium-sized medical technology company with over 1,500 employees, along with fifteen subsidiaries and 130 foreign agencies worldwide. The company develops, produces, and distributes numerous products for endoscopy and extracorporeal shock wave treatment in human medicine. Integrated operating theater systems complete the product range.
Richard Wolf GmbH
Pforzheimer Strasse 32
75438 Knittlingen, Germany
From left to right: Guido Buchwald (soccer legend, official ambassador), Stefanie Köppl-Rau (director of fundraising & finance), Jürgen Pfab (Managing Director at Richard Wolf), Karin Eckstein (founder of the Familienherberge Lebensweg), Jürgen Steinbeck (Managing Director at Richard Wolf), Jay Alexander (star tenor, official ambassador).