Worldwide Aid for Children with a Cleft Lip and Palate

Posted on March 27, 2019

Amann Girrbach has started a commitment to the Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe (German Aid for Children with a Cleft Lip and Palate).

The Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe e.V. is committed worldwide to the treatment of children with cleft lips, jaws, and palates. The children come from the poorest backgrounds and are often socially isolated because of their disfigurement. Surgery to give the affected children the opportunity of leading a "normal" life costs the equivalent of EUR 250. In addition to the obvious disfigurement, children with a cleft in most cases suffer from serious health impairments: they cannot eat and drink properly, they have hearing deficiencies, and their language development is impaired. With the aim of providing comprehensive cleft therapy and in addition to financing the operations, the organization promotes the establishment of interdisciplinary teams of physicians and therapists consisting of surgeons, pediatricians, dentists, orthodontists, speech therapists, psychologists, and social workers.

Amann Girrbach has affirmed its belief in the vital importance of corporate social and economic responsibility and is particularly pleased about the great success of the first fundraising campaign, which was organized for the benefit of the Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe at the international AG dealer meeting at the end of October. For this purpose, the AG CHARITY GAMES were organized: points could be accumulated during various skill exercises, and these were then converted into euros by Amann Girrbach. Thanks to the enthusiastic participation of all dealer representatives present as well as the AG employees from almost 60 countries, a total of €11,224.50 was donated.

For further information on the organization and for donation opportunities please visit: www.spaltkinder.org

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