Unfortunately, there are many children and adolescents in Saarland who are incurably diseased or severly disabled and only have a few years left to live. The children are often looked after at home and the families are on their own. The everyday life of the concerned persons must be changed completely after such a stroke of fate. Often the parents and family members invest their entire strength in the children’s care and go to their limits, often to complete exhaustion.
Regrettably, there is just little help and support for these families. The hospice services of St. Michael in Völklingen, St. Josef in Neunkirchen and St. Jakobus Hospiz GmbH in Saarbrücken recognized the urgent need for outpatient and specialized child-care hospice assistance and founded together with the support of Herzenssache, the children’s assistance of SR and SWR, the Kinder-Hospizdienst Saar.
The Kinder-Hospizdienst Saar supports the children and families on their way. Together with trained volunteers, the hospice staff accompany the children, young people and their families through the everyday life and facilitate this considerably. Counseling, nursing care, organization and mediation of further assistance as well as grief counseling are among the varied offer of the children’s hospice service. Furthermore many common activities and excursions with other affected people contribute to the joy of life of children and adolescents.
In this year, Ergosign decided to double the amount of proceeds from the sale of the raffle tickets and donate them to a charitable organization. For this reason, we are pleased to be able to support the valuable work of the Kinder-Hospizdienste Saar with a donation of 1,500 euros.