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Travelling at 130 km/h on Europe's largest roller coaster.Staying overnight in Camp Resort. Fjord-Rafting on artificial waterways. Full throttle on the WodanTimburcoaster, a wooden roller coaster more than one kilometre long - between 12th and 14th August, Hager Group treated a total of 100 youngsters from SOS Children's Villages in Merzig in Saarland and Eisenberg in Palatinate (Pfalz), to these and many other attractions at Europa-Park in Rust. Together with their carers, the young visitors were accommodated overnight in tepees, before spending an exciting day exploring the roller coasters and rides in the 94-hectre park. "It was a super exciting trip," said Jasmin (6 years old), who lives in the SOS Children's Village Palatinate, "we’d love to go back!"
AnkeAlforaiji, one of the mothers from the Children’s Village in Saarland, confirms that: “…our children were absolutely delighted by the day. Your gift really warmed their hearts, their faces glowed with happiness.”
A third group of children, from the SOS Children's Village in Obernai in Alsace, still have this trip to look forward to. Hager Group will be inviting them to Europa-Park in September.
The idea for this charity event was presented at Hager Group Symposium that took place last December in Europa-Park. After this annual meeting of the family-owned company, the participants, from all over the world, usually go home with a small gift. This year, however, a decision was made to donate the corresponding amount. "Our stay at Europa-Park was really impressive and gave us the idea of offering a similar experience to other individuals, who have fewer opportunities," explained Daniel Hager, the CEO of Hager Group. "As a family-owned company, the concept of family is central to our thinking. We are therefore particularly happy to support SOS Children's Villages, who offer a home to youngsters."
SOS Children's Villages at Saar, Pfalz and Obernai were selected; these three charities are located in the neighbourhood of Hager Group sites. Europa-Park is supporting the action by offering particularly favourable rates for admission, accommodation and catering to the children.
About SOS Children’s Villages
SOS Children's Villages is an independent, non-governmental and ecumenical charity for abandoned or needy children throughout the world. The organisation is currently active in 133 countries and provides a home for more than 60,000 girls and boys in its 545 children's villages. For just 31 euros per month, you can sponsor a child and provide them with food, clothing, education and medical care. For more details visit www.sos-kinderdoerfer.de
About Hager Group
Hager Group is a leading supplier of solutions and services for electrical installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Our range of solutions and services extends from energy distribution to cable management and from security systems to building automation.
As an independent family-owned and run company based in Blieskastel, Germany, Hager Group is one of the industry's innovation leaders. 11,400 employees generate a turnover of 1.6 billion euros (2012). Our components and applications are produced in 22 locations around the globe and customers in more than 80 countries all over the world trust in them.