MPI für Kohlenforschung and Regler e.V. hand over 2500 Euro to Mülheim Tafel
Donations from the experimental lecture come just at the right time.
The experimental lecture of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr, which once again attracted thousands of visitors to the open-air stage on Friday, 16th September, was not only good entertainment for the whole family. Thanks to the generosity of the audience, the representatives of the Regler e.V. and the Institute were now able to hand over a donation of 2,500 euros for the Mülheim Tafel to the Diakoniewerk Arbeit und Kultur.
"We are very grateful to MPI and the Regler for their support, which we can put to good use," says Dominik Schreyer, Managing Director of the Diakoniewerk. He and his team have even more work than usual this year. Due to the war in Ukraine and the related crisis, the demand for food has become even greater. The donations from the grocery shops in Mülheim are not always enough to allow the Tafel to offer well and healthy filled bags. With the money donated by the visitors of the experimental lecture, it will be possible to better support the increasing number of people in need, especially before the upcoming winter and Christmas season, explains Schreyer. More than 2,500 Mülheim households per week obtain at least some of their food through the food bank.
The lecture team, Ferdi Schüth, Wolfgang Schmidt, and Andre Pommerin, were quickly taken with the idea of passing the hat around at the experimental lecture which is customary at events on the open-air stage. "But it was clear from the start that the institute would not collect for itself or its expenses," emphasizes Isabel Schiffhorst, press officer at the MPI für Kohlenforschung. Instead, the decision was made to pass on the visitors' donations to the charitable association Regler e.V. and to the “Mülheimer Tafel”. Schüth and his team were impressed that a total of around 4400 euros was collected. "We are very happy about it and we also think it's great that “Die Regler” waived part of their sum to round up for the food bank. We have the impression that the support comes at just the right time in view of the exploding energy and food prices," says Ferdi Schüth.