€14,000 for ‘Bürger helfen Bürgern’ and the ‘Förderverein Kinderneurologie Königstein’
Königstein, 14th September 2015. The choice of social institutions that can now look forward to a donation of €7000 each shows that the Königstein Lions Club and their motto of ‘We serve’ applies not only to national and international causes. During the course of a members’ evening in the former Rothschild residence, the club president, Kevin Devine, handed over the donations to the heads of two institutions that care for people in and around Königstein who can no longer care for themselves. The money raised was collected during the Lions Spring Ball 2015 in the Falkenstein Grand Kempinski and this year will benefit the Bürger helfen Bürgern (Citizens helping Citizens) initiative and the Förderverein Kinderneurologie Königstein (Königstein Friends Association for Paediatric Neurology).
The two chairpersons, Angelika Rupf for Bürger helfen Bürgern and Monika Benz for the Förderverein Kinderneurologie Königstein, were overjoyed and very grateful for the support provided by the Lions Club. Both stressed that the money was more than urgent for the continued support of their respective interests. Monika Benz outlined the fact that her association was currently involved in moving to new premises. In addition to the necessary renovation work and purchases for their new home, the money would go to financing the high costs associated with the children’s conductive education. Angelika Rupf stressed that the money was desperately needed on the one hand for acute emergencies to fellow Königstein citizens identified by the executive board and local social services, and, on the other, for supporting the St. Raphael nursing home as well as assisting a group of MS sufferers and the severely handicapped.
The Königstein Spring Ball organised by the Königstein Lions Club takes place annually in the Villa Rothschild Kempinski’s sister hotel, the Falkenstein Grand Kempinski. The donation sum made available to different charitable causes is generated from ticket sales, the prize draw with an American auction and from sponsorship money. This year, in addition to others, Autohaus Marnet, Breuninger, Fidelity and the Falkenstein Grand Kempinski with its Ascara Fitness & Spa Club committed themselves to becoming platinum sponsors. The next Lions Spring Ball is scheduled for 18th March 2016 taking place as it has in previous years in the Villa Rothschild’s sister hotel, the Falkenstein Grand Kempinski.
Those wishing to know more about the associations, wish to take the initiative themselves or would like to make a donation to the projects can find more information here:
Kevin Devine / President
Tel.: 06174 2496210
Donations account: Frankfurter Volksbank
A/c No.: 6000 211 689 Sort code: 501 900 00
Förderverein Kinderneurologie Königstein e. V.
Frau Monika Benz / Chairperson
Kirchstr. 9 (im Hinterhaus)
Tel.: 06174 6396693
Deutsche Bank Königstein
Bürger helfen Bürgern
Frau Angelika Rupf / Chairperson
Tel.: 06174 3003
Taunus Sparkasse, Sort code 512 500 00, A/c 133 09 507
IBAN DE27512500000013309507, BIC HELADEF1TSK
About the Villa Rothschild Kempinski hotel & event location:
Built between 1888 and 1894 for the banker Wilhelm Carl von Rothschild and referred to as the ‘Cradle of the Federal Republic’ since 1949, the hotel & event location of the Villa Rothschild Kempinski is also a unique 21st-century meeting place. In close proximity to Germany’s financial capital, Frankfurt am Main, 22 luxurious rooms and suites, 4 historic banqueting rooms, Tizian’s Bar and the Villa Rothschild gourmet restaurant are available to hotel guests. The former summer residence of the Rothschild family is the smallest Kempinski hotel in the world and is available as an event location for exclusive rental. In 2010, it was awarded the title: “Place of Freedom and Democracy in Germany” by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation along with the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and the St. Nichols Church in Leipzig.
For further press information:
Dr. Broermann Hotels & Residences GmbH
Falkenstein Grand Kempinski | Villa Rothschild Kempinski
Director of Business Development & Communications
61462 Königstein im Taunus
Tel. +49 6174 909046
Fax +49 6174 909912