In 2020, Monika Weis, founder of the association “Big Heart for Sick Children”, is due to end. In 15 years, your association and your association have raised 364.000 euros in donations for sick children. The association pays for benefits in kind and therapies that are not or only partially covered by the health insurance companies.
As every year, Weis and her association "Big Heart for Sick Children" invited handicapped children and their families to the big Christmas party in the Heiligenwald community center.
"Santa comes at 16 p.m. and he also has gifts for the siblings"
Monika Weis announced at the beginning of the event. The association currently looks after 21 children with multiple and severe disabilities. When almost all tables were occupied and all large and small guests were personally greeted by Weis, the 66-year-old opened the event with an announcement:
"Next year will be the last year I organize the benefit and Christmas party"
Because Weis is planning to say goodbye to the top of the club in 2020.
"I give up this work with a laughing and a crying eye"
she says visibly moved in front of her guests.
"I don't pack it like I used to."
There is no successor
"But I keep the association running as long as donations are received",
so Weis. Then she opens the cake buffet. In the background Rainer Stürmer plays Christmas carols with his children.
When Santa Claus finally comes, everyone puts on their Santa hats and sings "Santa Claus is a good man". He calls each child individually and presents the gifts personally.
"Although such an event always involves a lot of work in advance, I always go home happy because it is just so nice to see the bright, happy children's eyes. A child's smile is simply priceless ”
says Monika Weis.
This afternoon, too, many donations were collected for the association.
Thanks go to Weis Klaus Dieter Woll, who donated 5 euros this afternoon, Rainer Stürmer for the musical entertainment and a 125-euro donation, Yvonne Werner and the innkeepers from the Jägerhof for a donation of 300 euros and the numerous others Donors who supported the association with donations in kind and money as well as the helpers without whom the event would not have been possible.
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