ENERGETIX Bingen's charity activities
Help for mother-and-child project in South Africa
ENERGETIX Bingen has supported the South African AIDS project of Dutch doctor Hugo Tempelman since 2008. On 4 September 2010 ENERGETIX CEO and owner Roland Förster presented Hugo Tempelman and his wife Liesje with a cheque for 100,000 € at the presentation of the new jewellery collection and the new catalogue in Mainz's Rheingoldhalle, before an audience of over 1,300 guests.
The Tempelmans have been active in the fight against AIDS in South Africa since 1990. Today their project incorporates several clinics with a range of infrastructural and cultural measures and involves the creation of new jobs. It now serves as a model and can be used wherever similar conditions prevail. A project of this size is dependent on financial support. A lot of sponsors have reduced their readiness to donate to charities because of the difficult economic situation. This also endangers the so far very successful work of the Tempelman Foundation.
ENERGETIX Bingen has therefore decided to continue giving targeted financial support to Hugo Tempelman's AIDS project. The 100,000 € donation will go towards the mother-and-child unit in the 24-hour clinic of the South African town of Elandsdoorn. Thanks to the excellent medical care, 99% of the HIV-infected mothers in this clinic give birth to uninfected babies. The opportunity to sustain the very young and hence save lives and enable them to develop is what motivates the fundraising campaign.
ENERGETIX Bingen had already donated the sum of 70,000 € to the AIDS project in previous years, in several individual amounts. The new record sum has been possible because of the company's satisfying growth. Distributors have once again sold the firm's best-selling product, the MagnetHeart (on which the amount to be donated is based), so successfully that the company was able to donate a further 100,000 €.
In November 2009 the recognition and worldwide attention received by the Tempelmans' project was once again apparent when they received the Martin Buber Award for their services to humanity. Mikhail Gorbachev, also a holder of the Martin Buber Award, was so taken by the Bingen company's commitment that he sent a message of greeting to the Catalogue Launch in Mainz.