Canadian Ambassador Supports the Berlin Hearts Hospice
The Embassy of Canada in Germany Is a Larger Supporter of Berlin Hospice, Berlin Hearts. The Ambassador Made Her Way to the Hospice to Visit the Children and Workers Recently.September 24th, 2015
On September 17th, Ambassador of Canada in Germany Marie Gervais-Vidricaire visited the Hospiz Berliner Herz or ‘Berlin Hearts’. Her visit marked the Embassy’s contribution from the Workplace Charitable Campaign held last year. Every year, employees of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development based around the world contribute to worthy causes, such as initiatives for the eradication of poverty, childhood diseases, and life-threatening illnesses.
The Berlin Hearts hospice is dedicated to the care of terminally ill young people aged up to 30 years. They provide parents with seriously ill children with professional care and pain therapy, allowing family members to spend more time and taking the pressure off. Berlin Hearts Hospice also provides family companions, who help the sick children and can advise parents, siblings, friends and relatives on administrative procedures, doctors’ visits and help navigate hospital visits. Patients are cared for by an excellent team of both medical professionals and volunteers, this includes a regular volunteer from the Embassy of Canada. The Canadian Embassy believes in supporting the people of Berlin and that volunteering is a valuable way of giving back to the city.
The Berlin Hearts Hospice benefited from the Workplace Charitable Campaign from a donation from the Embassy prior to its opening this spring. The Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC) is a charitable giving option developed exclusively for federal public servants and federal retirees. Through the GCWCC, public servants can support any registered charity of their choosing. By donating, people can change the lives of others living in the community, and the GCWCC makes it easy to donate by using a payroll deduction.
Ambassador Gervais-Vidricaire was honoured to be part of the visit, supporting these young children and their families is important and more should be done to improve their quality of life.
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