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Even stronger together - star petrol stations increase annual donation for children suffering from cancer to € 13,000
Elmshorn, 20 April 2018 – For the sixth consecutive year, star petrol stations donate € 100 for each Bundesliga goal scored during the season by THW Kiel pivot Patrick Wiencek to the friends’ association of the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein for the benefit of the Campus Kiel paediatric cancer ward. Among other things, the donation will finance individual physiotherapy sessions for the patients. Wieslaw Milkiewicz, CEO and press spokesman of star petrol stations, presented the donation cheque to the UKSH on Thursday in the Sparkassen-Arena in Kiel.
Thanks to the 96 goals scored by 29-year-old Patrick Wiencek, star petrol stations and THW Kiel can once again increase their joint commitment to the paediatric cancer ward of the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein in the 2017/2018 Bundesliga season. "Through player sponsorship, we are combining commitment to an important good cause with our partnership with the most successful German handball club, THW Kiel. We are therefore very proud that we have succeeded in increasing last year's donation of € 10,000 by € 3,000 this season to € 13,000," explains Wieslaw Milkiewicz. Since the start of the player sponsorship scheme in 2012, star has been able to continuously increase the amount. So, in total, Wiencek has raised € 52,000 for the UKSH with THW over the past six years.

”Thanks to the donation, we will be able to help children and teenagers improve their strength and stamina after cancer, and to strengthen their own self-assurance and self-confidence," explains Prof. Dr. Gunnar Cario, Deputy Director of the Department of Paediatrics. To this end, a star gym with medical equipment has been set up in recent years to improve the mobility of child patients. Thanks to the donation from star, the specially developed star fitness programme "Get your strength back" can take place here under the guidance of a physiotherapist. The individual training will serve to help the children and teenagers on their way back to health and fitness after their stay at the UKSH. "Part of the donation will also help fund the work of our socio-pedagogical team, which engages in great activities with the children using an experience-based educational concept," adds Prof. Dr. Cario.
This year's handover of the donation cheque took place during the half-time break of the THW Bundesliga home game against Füchse Berlin on 19 April in the Sparkassen Arena in Kiel. In the 2018/2019 season, Patrick Wiencek will once again be going for goals to raise money with star donations, as the commitment has been extended by another year.


Presentation of the donation cheque to the UKSH © Sascha Klahn (f.l.t.r.):
Prof. Dr. med. Gunnar Cario (UKSH), Hein Daddel, Patrick Wiencek (THW Kiel), Wieslaw Milkiewicz (ORLEN Deutschland GmbH)


star – a strong brand from ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
star is the petrol station brand of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH, which has been operating more than 570 petrol stations in the northern half of Germany since 2003. The company, which is based in Elmshorn near Hamburg, is part of the Polish oil and energy group PKN ORLEN SA, which is the largest enterprise in Central Eastern Europe, with an annual turnover of EUR 23 billion in 2017.
PKN ORLEN is one of the leading players in the oil and energy market and the only Polish company included in the prestigious Fortune 500 list of the world's biggest companies.
PKN ORLEN operates a modern infrastructure capable of processing more than 30 million tons of different crude oils per year. With around 2700 petrol stations, the network is one of the largest in the entire region of Central and Eastern Europe.
ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
Wieslaw Milkiewicz / Managing Director and Press Officer
Telephone: +49 (0)4121 / 4750 – 1609,  
Isabel Mai / Head of Corporate Communications
Telephone: +49 (0)4121 / 4750 – 1751,

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