BST eltromat supports charities


The employees of BST eltromat are proud at their contribution to two charities (photo: BST eltromat)
The employees of BST eltromat are proud at their contribution to two charities (photo: BST eltromat)

BST eltromat International GmbH (Bielefeld, Germany), a leading manufacturer of quality assurance systems for web processing industries, is donating revenues from its so-called residual cent campaign to Mukoviszidose e.V., Bonn, and to the Bielefeld-based "Fruchtalarm" project (“fruit alert”)of the von Laer Foundation. BST eltromat launched this residual cent donation in 2013. The approximately 360 employees at the Bielefeld and Leopoldshöhe sites can voluntarily donate the cent amounts of their monthly pay slips for good causes. The works councils at the sites have now decided to donate to Mukoviszidose e.V. and the "Fruchtalarm" project.

BST eltromat sales employee Kai Prahl visited the premises of the association in Bonn to hand over the donation to Mukoviszidose e.V.. Cystic fibrosis is a rare congenital metabolic disease that affects up to 8000 people in Germany. The Mukoviszidose e.V. wants to enable those affected to live as self-determined a life with their disease as possible. It helps people to help themselves, improves therapy options, promotes research and networks patients, relatives, doctors, therapists and researchers. In gratitude for the donation cheque, Torsten Weyel, responsible for the areas of business, foundations and business operations at Mukoviszidose e.V., presented Kai Prahl with the association's corporate guardian angel. "We finance our work mainly from donations. As representatives of the interests of a genetic, rare disease, it is often difficult for us to find our hearing. Therefore, we are very grateful for the first-time support of BST eltromat and its employees. Only in this way can we continue to improve and prolong the lives of the patients in the future. They are all guardian angels."

The proximity of the Bielefeld project "Fruchtalarm" to BST eltromat made it possible for donations to be handed over on the premises of the company together with all those responsible. Horst Backhaus, chairman of the BST eltromat works council, presented the donation cheque to Patrick Götting, project coordinator. “Fruchtalarm" is a project for children suffering from cancer. Once a week, mobile cocktail bars roll through the corridors of many children's cancer wards in Germany in order to delight the children and young people with tasty fruit cocktails that positively influence the tolerability of the treatments and thus offer them a change of pace in the daily routine of the clinic.

Backhaus: "With our residual cent donation, we also want to support seriously ill children and adolescents. It was therefore logical to select facilities such as Mukoviszidose e.V. and the "Fruchtalarm" project.