Elmshorn, 16th of
October 2020 –
Children who require long-term treatment
in hospital need courage, a sense of achievement, and exercise. Sport and the
physiotherapy programme at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH)
help children to regain their former strength, and give the children in the
cancer ward the chance to play and to escape everyday life after several months
As a sports partner, star has been supporting the
Friends of the UKSH Foundation for many years together with THW Kiel. The
sponsorship player behind this campaign is the outstanding handball player
Patrick Wiencek. For every goal he scores, ORLEN Deutschland donates €100. No
small sum, considering he scored 54 goals last season. The management of ORLEN
Deutschland generously rounded up the donation of 5,400 euros achieved by
Patrick Wiencek's goals to 10,000 euros. This year's donation will allow for
the purchase of additional fitness equipment for the physiotherapy room in the
new building of the UKSH. "We are delighted to have this renewed support
for our children's cancer ward at the UKSH. We endeavour to provide our
children with not only the best medical treatment, but the best comprehensive
care. An integral part of this is the sport and exercise programme,"
explains Dr Cario, Deputy Director at the UKSH paediatric clinic.
The handover of the donation was delayed this season due
to the coronavirus pandemic. This normally takes place during a break in a
match. This time the cheque was delivered directly to the UKSH. A camera crew
filmed the whole thing so that the film of the cheque handover can be shown on
the video cube in the hall during the match on Sunday.
"The star player sponsorship has been running since 2012. Together with
THW Kiel and the UKSH, we have been able to achieve a tremendous amount for
sick children," explains Waldemar Bogusch, CEO of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
and its petrol station brand star. He and all of the employees and petrol
station partners keep their fingers crossed for Patrick Wiencek every season so
that he can score as many goals as possible. Over the past eight years, he has
chalked up overall donations of €72,000 for the UKSH with THW Kiel.
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star – a strong brand from
ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
star is the petrol station
brand of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH, which has been on the German market since 2003
and is operating more than 580 petrol stations. The company, which is based in
Elmshorn near Hamburg, is part of the Polish oil and energy group PKN ORLEN S.A.,
which is the largest enterprise in Central Eastern Europe (CEE), with an annual
turnover of EUR 26 billion in 2019.
PKN ORLEN is a leading
player on the fuel and energy market and is listed in prestigious global
rankings such as Fortune Global 500, Platts TOP250 and Thompson Reuters TOP100.
The Group owns
state-of-the-art integrated infrastructure, capable of producing more than 35
million tonnes of various crude oil types per annum and of marketing its
products through the CEE-region’s largest network of more than 2,800 modern
petrol stations. PKN ORLEN’s offering includes over 50 top-quality
petrochemical and refining products sold in more than 90 countries around the
world on 6 continents. 55 percent of the company's revenues are generated
outside the country.
For the last few years,
ORLEN has been established as the most valuable brand in Poland. PKN ORLEN is
also the only company in the region that has been awarded the prestigious title
of ‘The Most Ethical Company’ for the sixth time in a row by the American
ORLEN Deutschland GmbH