• Fundraiser benefits support group for children with tumours
    Official presentation of the donation at the ZEISS site in Oberkochen (l. to r.): Gerhard Bösner (ZEISS SMT Worker’s Council), Artur Franzke (ZEISS SMT Worker’s Council), Elvira Wäckerle (Ulm Support Group), Dr. Jens Werner (ZEISS SMT Management) and Richard Wäckerle (Ulm Support Group) (Credit: ZEISS)

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Fundraiser benefits support group for children with tumours

Mar 13 2024

A fundraising campaign organised by the Worker’s Council of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (SMT) segment of ZEISS (Oberkochen) has raised 42,000 euros for the Ulm Support Group for Children with Tumours and Leukaemia (“Förderkreis Ulm für tumor- und leukämiekranke Kinder e.V.”).

This traditional annual fundraiser supporting projects in the region is held every year during the Christmas season. The campaign raised money from the sale of around 2,600 lottery tickets at the company’s site, with further on-line donations made by more than 150 employees. The SMT Management team then doubled what was already a record sum raised of just under 21,000 euros to make a grand total of 42,000 euros. In past years money was raised for regional initiatives and organisations such as the Kinderstiftung Knalltüte or the food banks in Aalen and Heidenheim.

The various forms of leukemia are malignant diseases of the hematopoietic (blood-forming) system and, at about 30 percent of all malignant neoplasms, constitute the most frequent cancers in children and young people. "A diagnosis of this nature is a severe blow for the families and the life of everyone affected is turned upside down," emphasised Artur Frantzke, Deputy Chairman of the ZEISS SMT Worker’s Council in Oberkochen. "The large sum raised demonstrates our commitment to this important cause.”

Dr. Jens Werner, HR Manager of ZEISS SMT and a member of the Management team added, "It always makes us proud that in spite of our privileged position, we as a company never lose sight of those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Therefore a big thank-you is due to all colleagues for their commitment."

The support group, which relies 100% on financing, already has preliminary plans for the fund, including subsidy of a support clinic at the Ulm University Hospital, as well as activities such as goody boxes, days out or music therapy.

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