Lohne, 19 December 2014 – “This year, we are once again proud to be able to contribute to the important work associated with voluntary projects that is being done in the region”, says Olaf von Lehmden, chairman of EnviTec Biogas AG. For the eighth year in a row, the company that is based in Lohne and Saerbeck decided not to send Christmas presents to its customers and business partners. Instead, the biogas all-rounder is spending 5,000 euros on each one of the following two charitable projects: ‘Flugkraft – Photo project against childhood cancer’ and ‘Next generation’, a parent group based in Lohne.
The ambitious ‘Flugkraft’ project was initiated by Marina Park. As a member of the management board of ‘Leukin’, an association in the administrative district of Leer that aims to help children suffering from leukaemia, the 35-year old photographed the cancer-stricken child of one of her friends in 2013 – this gave rise to ‘Flugkraft’, a photo project against childhood cancer. Since then, Marina Park is visiting families to capture the beautiful and everyday moments of life with a cancer-stricken child. “I try to retain a sense of normality for the family through free photography sessions”, says the photographer. In addition, she also sells braclets, T-shirts and other accessories, whose proceeds are then donated to the ‘Leukin’ association to facilitate the medical typing of potential stem cell donators.
Dealing with the daily routine in a better way by exchanging experiences
A sum of 5,000 euros is also being donated to ‘Next generation’, a parent group in Lohne. The association aims to support and encourage disabled children and their families. “Our organisation is a self-help group whose doors are open to all those interested”, says Nicole Nordlohne, chairperson of the parent group. The goal is to support parents and siblings after the birth of a disabled child, and during the child grows up.
“Discussing the respective issues and exchanging experiences with other parents and relatives usually makes it easier to deal with day-to-day problems”, explains Nicole Nordlohne. Bi-monthly meetings are held at the Ludgerus-Werk Lohne. In addition to facilitating regular discussions, the association also arranges excursions. It has also initiated photography exhibitions and produced a film in collaboration with ‘Aktion Mensch’.
Further information about the two projects supported by EnviTec Biogas can be found at www.flugkraft.de, www.leukin.net and www.elternkreis-next-generation.de.
About EnviTec Biogas AG
EnviTec Biogas AG covers the entire value chain for the production of biogas, including the planning and turnkey construction of biogas plants and biogas upgrading plants as well as their commissioning. The company takes charge of biological and technical services on demand and also offers full plant and operational management. In addition, EnviTec also operates its own biogas plants. In 2011, EnviTec Biogas along with EnviTec Energy GmbH & Co. KG and its 100% subsidiary EnviTec Stromkontor GmbH & Co. KG expanded its business operations into the direct marketing of upgraded biomethane as well as the marketing of green electricity and balancing energy. EnviTec Biogas AG currently operates in 20 countries. In 2013, EnviTec generated revenues of €148.8 million and an EBIT of €2.4 million. The EnviTec Group currently has 345 employees. EnviTec Biogas has been listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange since July 2007.
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