Donations instead of Christmas presents – that’s the motto again this year for the SAP and logistics experts from Ludwigshafen, Germany. For many years, it has been a matter close to the LogiPlus Group’s heart to support charitable institutions in the region that help children. This year, the donation of 2,500 euros will go to the Foundation Paula Wittenberg Foundation. Since 2004, the institution has been pursuing the goal of improving emergency aid for young patients in terms of training and equipment.
For 16 years now, the founder of the foundation, Lars Wittenberg, together with his wife, has been committed to the continuous improvement of emergency medical care for children in the Rhine-Neckar area. The cause was the death of their little daughter Paula in 2004 due to bleeding after a tonsil operation. The foundation supports numerous projects, such as organising and financing further training for medical staff to be prepared for children’s emergencies. The foundation also provides specially developed baby and child resuscitation manikins for training lay people. Another important project is the funding of special pediatric emergency ambulances. This is a fast emergency vehicle with equipment that is primarily designed to meet children’s needs.
“We are very delighted about the donation from LogiPlus! The amounts will be used for our project at the University Hospital Mannheim for emergency doctor training and for the provision of a children’s emergency ambulance.”, beams Lars Wittenberg. “In addition, however, Elternkreis Neugeborene e.V., which has been very intensively caring for premature babies at the Mannheim University Hospital for a long time, also benefits from this donation. That is why we are doubling the donation again from our side.“, adds the initiator of the foundation with pleasure.
With the pediatric emergency ambulance, the University Hospital Mannheim offers a service that is unparalleled in the region. “The area of operation is not limited to Mannheim, the vehicle is also actively used by surrounding hospitals.“, says Dr. med. Julia Reinhard, senior physician at the University Hospital in Mannheim, describing the purpose of the pediatric emergency ambulance. “It is used well over 100 times a year in the region and thus makes a significant contribution to providing the best possible care for children in emergencies.”, Reinhard continues.
Handover of the donation check in the amount of 2,500 EUR on Dec. 1, 2020, at the University Hospital Mannheim. Lars Wittenberg, founder of the Foundation Paula Wittenberg, receives the check from LogiPlus CEO Thilo Matheis and Christian Speck (from left to right).
For LogiPlus, lasting social commitment in the region is a matter of course, which is why local projects have been actively supported for many years.
LogiPlus founder Thilo Matheis explains what drives him:
„We want to very actively support the efforts of regionally based associations and foundations that work for people with tireless personal commitment. In particular, the protection and promotion of children and young people is very close to our hearts.”