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May 15, 2008 - Enduring support: Gebr. Heinemann donates €75,000 to the Altona Children’s Hospital
GERMANY. Leading travel retailer Gebr. Heinemann has made a €75,000 donation to the Altona Children’s Hospital in Hamburg.
The hospital, known as the AKK, will use the money to acquire a laser device specially designed for use in complex surgical procedures.
“The laser unit guarantees extremely precise incisions, a minimal penetration depth of 0.2 millimetres and exceptional haemostasis. Numerous children at the AKK will benefit, in such areas as paediatric surgery, urology, neurosurgery and pneumology,” explained AKK Medical Director Professor Dr. Frank Riedel.
Gebr. Heinemann has enjoyed a close relationship with the Altona Children’s Hospital for over a decade. Employees of the Hamburg-based firm make a major contribution each year, raising several thousand Euros by selling lottery tickets at the annual staff party and organising internal card game tournaments.
Gebr. Heinemann Managing Partners Gunnar and Claus Heinemann said: “As citizens of Hamburg, we know that here our donation is in good hands, and will directly benefit children.
“Success in business tends to go hand in hand with happiness – that’s normal in any career. The best part is happiness grows when you share it.”
Claus Heinemann continued: “We know how difficult it can be for the hospital to finance the high standard of care that it provides. That’s why we are focusing our social commitments on this project in particular. We’d be delighted to see other companies in Hamburg offering support to this kind of institution.”
AKK Chief Executive Christiane Dienhold praised Gebr Heinemann’s commitment to the hospital: “We have been very happy to receive total donations in excess of €500,000 over the past few years. On behalf of the AKK and our young patients, I would like to thank Gebr Heinemann for all of their support.”
Source: Moodie Report
By Matt Willey
(left to right) Claus Heinemann, Prof. Dr. Frank Riedel and Gunnar Heinemann with a cheque for €75,000
(left to right) Prof. Dr. Frank Riedel, Claus Heinemann, Gunnar Heinemann with a mother and her daughter by the new laser device paid for by Gebr. Heinemann's donation