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Children require special protection from fire. Protecting the youngest from burns or helping children who have been burned is a matter of the heart to us

 

Paulinchen –
Initiative für Brandverletzte Kinder e.V.

 

 

 

Every year more than 30,000 children, younger than 15, require medical treatment on burns and scalding in Germany. About 6,000 of them are injured so badly that they require in-patient treatment. The children and their parents often start out on a long path of suffering and healing. (Fighting against formation of scars and handling of the emotional damage, which is often even more severe, take over everyday life.)
 
The association Paulinchen - Initiative für Brandverletzte Kinder e.V. supports the parents of children who have suffered burns in every phase after the accident. Based on a large competence network, it mediates contacts to answer questions on medical treatment, offers advice in handling burns and the elaborate aftercare and can offer advice when there are problems during the rehabilitation time.

To prevent such accidents from happening in the first place, the association puts one central focus of its work on raising awareness. It performs many prevention campaigns to draw attention to the dangers of burning and scalding accidents at home. Paulinchen initiated the day for children with burn injuries on 7th December, which received the reward “Ausgewählter Ort im Land der Ideen 2011” (selected site in the country of ideas 2011) in the innovation competition.
 
We believe that with its offer Paulinchen closes an important gap in Germany. Helping children who have suffered burns is just as important as supporting their parents, who often blame themselves. The best therapy, however, still is to avoid such accidents in the first place. This is only possible by sustainably improving awareness of the dangers in everyday life at home. With its valuable information work, the association makes a great contribution to this.

Jockel has been supporting Paulinchen regularly with different campaigns since 2009.

 

 

Ronald McDonald Haus Berlin-Wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since 1998, about 500 families have been given a temporary home in the Ronald McDonald Haus Berlin-Wedding while their severely ill children are treated in the nearby Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin or the Charité Campus Virchow-Klinikum. With 34 apartments on seven floors, the Ronald McDonald Haus Berlin-Wedding is the largest one of the 17 Ronald McDonald houses in Germany.

Seven of the 34 apartments are sterile apartments with their own kitchen and TV. A generous community kitchen, the comfortable pavilion with fireplace and the toy room imaginatively set up as an "underwater world" make the Ronald McDonald Haus Berlin-Wedding a place to be comfortable in. In summer, the quiet garden with sand box, play house and sun terrace invites to barbecues as a welcome way of taking one's mind off of the long day in the hospital. In the Ronald McDonald Haus Berlin-Wedding, the families concerned can engage in exchange of their experiences. They will find help, advice and support. Close to their children, they can leave behind hospital life for a few hours to gather the strength they need to support their child.


To support this project, Jockel has provided fire protection equipment to ensure site safety at the Ronald McDonald house in Berlin free of charge.
"The Ronald McDonald house is a place of refuge and protection for the families of severely ill children. Together with our volunteers, we do everything we can to make them feel safe and well-cared-for in this already-stressful situation. Fire protection is accordingly important to us. Of course, we ensure that potential danger sources, such as smoking in the building or open fire, are avoided. With 500 families per year, however, it is impossible to exclude all potential problems. Therefore, it feels good to know that the Ronald McDonald Haus Berlin-Wedding is equipped with Jockel-fire extinguishers made in Germany so that the families there can feel even safer." Jenny Mädel, Management of the Ronald McDonald Haus Berlin-Wedding

 

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