31.01.2022 – 14:00
NDR North German Broadcasting
5,996,110 euros and 14 cents for children and young people who are particularly suffering from the corona pandemic and its consequences: This is the result of the NDR charity campaign “Hand in Hand for Northern Germany – Help for our children”. 100 percent of the donation goes to the aid projects of the four North German state associations of the Child Protection Association, the partners of the campaign. They will decide which of their aid projects they want to support with the money from the campaign. The sum is the second highest in the campaign’s eleven-year history.
NDR Intendant Joachim Knuth: “Almost 6 million euros – that’s an outstanding result! The great willingness to donate and the solidarity of the North Germans in these difficult times touches me and makes me very happy. The money from the NDR charity campaign will help children and young people who are particularly feeling the consequences of the pandemic .My heartfelt thanks to everyone who donated!”
Irene Johns, state chairwoman of the child protection association in Schleswig-Holstein, for the four state associations in the NDR broadcasting area: “The helpfulness of the people in northern Germany and the donation result are overwhelming. We are very pleased. With its reporting on the work of the child protection association, the NDR has made the concerns and needs of children and families visible, especially during the corona pandemic. Thanks to the great willingness to donate, we can now help and support even more children on site with additional offers. We would like to thank the NDR and especially all donors.”
For “Hand in Hand for Northern Germany”, all NDR radio programs, NDR television and NDR.de reported on the situation of affected children and young people in December 2021, presented offers of help from the child protection association and called for donations. The donation account was closed on January 31st.
Most of the money so far from the charity campaign “Hand in Hand for Northern Germany” was donated to the 2020 campaign – for aid projects of the Diakonisches Werk and the Caritas associations in the north, which also support people who were particularly hard hit by the corona pandemic . 6,439,301.17 euros were received for this.
More information on the Internet at NDR.de/handinhand
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