Manfred Roth donates EUR 3,000 from book sales to Hospizdienst Immanuel

22/10/2018

Entrepreneur Manfred Roth has donated more than EUR 3,000 to Hospizdienst Immanuel in Gladenbach. Chairman of the Hospizdienst Matthias Ulrich, Coordinator Doris Pitzer and Treasurer Werner Klingelhöfer all gathered for the presentation of the donation.

The donation arose from the proceeds of the sale of Manfred Roth’s book “The journey from home workshop to global market leader – A lifetime dedication to the family business”, which he debuted at Roth’s 70th company anniversary at the end of 2017. The donation is going towards the complete expansion of Hospizdienst Immanuel’s outpatient service in the Hessian Hinterland region. Most people would like to spend the final stages of their lives in their own homes. During this time, around 65 volunteers at Hospizdienst Immanuel help people in their familiar surroundings, giving them support and comfort. Manfred Roth said: “Helping people through their final days is an important part of what it means to live together in society. That is why it was really important to me to support the work being done at the hospice. I am truly thankful that my book has generated so much interest and the sales campaign has been so successful.” Following the publication of his book, Manfred Roth decided to offer copies of the book, which runs to over 300 pages including pictures, for sale at EUR 20 each. Manfred Roth thanked Michael Link from the Stephani bookshop in Biedenkopf for his support and commitment to generating book sales. His thanks also go to the Christian bookstore in Biedenkopf and his own staff.

Double blessing for the region
Matthias Ullrich explained: “The book and the donation are a double blessing. For one thing, Roth’s company history has always been a real blessing for our region and still is today. And for another, Manfred Roth, with his entrepreneurial competence and the fortune of his company, has always been committed to social interaction in the region. We are extremely grateful for the support.” Matthias Ullrich summed up that this would make it easier to implement current projects. For example, providing training for employees. They are intensively prepared for working in psychosocial support on a qualification course which includes an internship. The tenth course since the scheme was established in 2004 is currently taking place. Since September, the hospice service has also been offering a mourning café in Biedenkopf in addition to the regular mourning café in Gladenbach. The dates for the mourning café are listed at www.hospizdienst.net.

About Hospizdienst Immanuel
The association plays a key role in providing holistic support to the seriously ill, the dying and their relatives. This is possible in familiar surroundings at home, in hospitals or in retirement and nursing homes. Hospizdienst Immanuel works on the basis of Christian humanity. It works closely with care services, doctors, palliative doctors and pastors. The employees provide support for people, regardless of their illness, gender, age, background, religious denomination or ideology.