Ambassador of the National Association
of Children’s Hospices
marbet Managing Director Ingo Schwerdtfeger will be the official voice
for children with life-limiting illnesses
“I see it as my personal duty and it is a matter close to my heart, not to let opportunities which are open to me pass by without doing anything, in order to help terminally ill children and their families, as well as to draw attention to their situations and to mobilise active support.”
The National Association of Children’s Hospices is seen as an umbrella organisation for home and institution-based children’s hospice bodies in Germany and is a point of contact for politicians, economists and scientists and a representative for funding agencies.
In Germany there are more than 40,000 families who have a child with a life-limiting illness. For these families, the National Association of Children’s Hospices campaigns to bring them from social marginalisation back into the centre of society and supports them both materially and financially. The work of the National Association of Children’s Hospices is financed almost exclusively by donations.