Roschier’s annual Christmas donations are directed to charities supporting childhood cancer treatment and research in Finland and Sweden.
Our long-time charity partners Lastenklinikoiden Kummit ry (The Association of Friends of the University Children’s hospitals) and Barncancerfonden Stockholm Gotland (The Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund) will again receive seasonal donations directed to specific projects within their work.
As the reports about teenagers and young people suffering mentally from the effects of the pandemic, we continue to support Kummit ry in their campaign Mielen tila (State of Mind), which aims to prevent, detect and offer prompt care on a national level to children and youth suffering from anxiety and anxiety disorders.
The campaign funds are used to implement The Cool Kids Program, a renowned skills-based program that teaches children and teenagers and their parents how to better manage various types of anxiety.
Our support to Barncancerfonden Stockholm Gotland focuses on initiatives that improve the comfort of young patients during their hospital stay, the most important being Supersnöret, an initiative that we have supported since 2014.
Within the Supersnöret initiative, each child who is diagnosed with cancer has the opportunity to create his or her own unique string of beads, where each bead represents a different step in the treatment. As some aspects of the treatment may be difficult to comprehend, the string of beads helps the child to understand what the treatment involves and to explain it to friends, grandparents, teachers, etc.
We have also continued our long-standing and cherished tradition of bringing Christmas gifts to the patients in the pediatric wards at Nya Karolinska in Stockholm and Uusi lastensairaala in Helsinki. Gifts have been delivered to the hospitals and will be distributed among patients closer to Christmas Eve.