Spreading Christmas cheer through charity
This is the season for giving, and Roschier again helps spread the joy by co-sponsoring Christmas celebrations at the children’s hospitals in Stockholm and Helsinki, and by providing monetary support to our long-time collaboration partners Barncancerfonden Stockholm Gotland and Lastenklinikoiden Kummit ry.
The festivities at the children’s hospitals Nya Karolinska in Stockholm and Uusi lastensairaala in Helsinki, went off without a hitch, and the little patients enjoyed some fun activities and the gifts that the Roschier elves and Santa Claus delivered.
Our firm-wide annual seasonal donations were again this year directed to our long-time charity partners, the children’s charities Lastenklinikoiden Kummit ry (the Association of Friends of the University Children’s hospitals) and Barncancerfonden Stockholm Gotland (The Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund).
We have supported Kummit ry’s Christmas fundraising campaign Joulu Mielelle, which raises funds for the best possible care for young patients at the five university hospitals in Finland. By donating to the Christmas campaign, we will help Kummit secure funding for medical equipment, development projects and childhood disease research. In addition to providing monetary support, we also have a very active pro bono partnership with Kummit, assisting them with legal advice in both projects and their day-to-day operational work.
This year, our monetary support to Barncancerfonden Stockholm Gotland has focused 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 can create their own unique string of beads, where every 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. Our support has also enabled the association to give out welcome kits, including a cuddly toy, to newly admitted patients.