28.08.2020

A Good Finish for Relay

Cheques for donations go to Integramus and the Tübingen Association for Children with Cancer (Förderverein für krebskranke Kinder Tübingen)

The team of Cycling for Charity earlier this year

For the first time in many years the student charity cycle tour “ESB Cycling for Charity“ of ESB Business School, Reutlingen University, could not take place this spring. Nevertheless, there was good news for the two donation partners, the Tübingen Association for Children with Cancer and Integramus e.V.: despite the cancellation of the tour, they can each look forward to receiving 16,000 euros.   

As early as the end of last year, students from ESB Business School, the business school at Reutlingen University, collected money at various events. One highlight was the Christmas lecture held by Professor Dr Markus Conrads, the proceeds of which went into the donations account.

The team had acquired sponsors for further activities, who supported the event with cash and material donations. The sale of waffles at the Reutlingen Christmas market and tombola events in Reutlingen town centre raised further funds.

32,000 euros were raised through the commitment of the students. Now they could transfer the money to two charitable organisations. The Tübingen Association for Children with Cancer provides psychological and social help for children with cancer and their families and operates two “family homes” with overnight accommodation. Association chairperson Anton Hofmann is impressed by the students‘ commitment . “We have been supported by ESB for many years. The students‘ sense of responsibility for the needs of other people is truly outstanding.”   

The second donation went to Integramus e. V., which will use the money mainly in Africa. The association supports the setting up of kindergartens and schools and the building of wells.  

The “ESB Cycling for Charity” cycle tour had to be cancelled this year due to the corona pandemic. A route of a total length of 1,200 kilometres in three different countries had actually been planned. “We are proud to have been able to donate such a substantial amount of money despite the adverse circumstances”, Julia Franke from ESB Cycling for Charity is pleased to report. “We would like to thank all our supporters. Our special thanks go to our sponsors, without whom we would not have been able to realise the campaign.

This year the ESB students supported the non-profit organisations for the seventeenth time. If you add up the conations of the past years, they have already raised well over half a million euros.