Charity

Charity

ENERGETIX Bingen supports the Hugo Tempelman Foundation.
The Dutch doctor has been engaged in a precedent-setting project to combat AIDS and improve the living
conditions of thousands of people in South Africa since 1990.

Joey Kelly supports the ENERGETIX team

Marathon 2013

As in the previous year, distributors and staff joined ENERGETIX's team of runners to take part in the Gutenberg Marathon. This year was special because Joey Kelly ? musician, motivation coach and extreme sportsman ? joined the team dressed in this year's pink-and-black ENERGETIX shirts to run the half-marathon distance of 21.0975 kilometres.

The prominent sports personality with whom several activities to be staged in conjunction with ENERGETIX have been planned for this year was inspirational not least because he tirelessly motivated the other runners and spurned them on not to give up.

ENERGETIX's sole shareholder and CEO, Roland Förster, pledged three euros for every kilometre ran by distributors, staff and, of course, Joey Kelly. This resulted in a total of 2,000 euros being donated to the Hugo Tempelman Foundation, which under the motto of "POSITIVE + CHANGE" employs the holistic approach developed by Hugo and Liesje Tempelman, both doctors from the Netherlands, to help in the battle against HIV and tuberculosis in South Africa.

We thank all runners for their efforts to support the charity!

Achieving a great deal together

Charity 2012

For many years, ENERGETIX Bingen and its distributors have been supporting the Hugo Tempelman Foundation with funds that both the company and its distributors have generated.

That these donations literally come from the heart is symbolized by the popular MagnetHeart: you can help by purchasing the heart - which is available in two versions – because a share of the profits from these pieces is always donated to our charity partner. So each MagnetHeart sold keeps increasing the donations.

The very successful MagnetHeart sales made it possible for us to present a pleasantly large cheque to the initiators of the Hugo Tempelman Foundation at the Catalogue Launch, which took place on 1 September 2012.

The funds will make an active contribution to the continuation of the foundation's comprehensive projects and will help create better future prospects for children who have lost their parents to HIV.

Our heartfelt thanks go to our distributors who through their ongoing commitment have helped us jointly achieve another remarkable 175,000 euros – the same amount we were able to donate last year.

Running for a good cause

Marathon

When the gun was fired at the start of the Gutenberg Marathon in Mainz on 6 May 2012, it was the first time that ENERGETIX Bingen distributors and staff were part of the 11,000-strong field.

As well as providing a lot of sport and enjoyment, the half marathon tackled by the ENERGETIX runners resulted in a very welcome contribution to charity. Owner and CEO Roland Förster donated one euro to the Hugo Tempelman Foundation for each kilometre run by ENERGETIX distributors and staff, and the management spontaneously decided to double this sum. A further 100 € was contributed by FKS-Willigis, a club that works closely with the Willigis High School in Mainz (which very generously offered its facilities as changing rooms). After the 21 kilometre run, ENERGETIX Bingen was able to hand over a total of 2,100 € to the Hugo Tempelman Foundation, its charity partner.

The company's first Mainz Marathon, which included 45 runners wearing a striking red ENERGETIX shirt, represents a very successful combination of sporting and social commitment. ENERGETIX Bingen will be lining up again next year at the start of the 2013 Mainz Marathon.

Music for the Tempelman Foundation

Charity Musik

Some 100 doctors from 20 countries regularly exchange their white coats for evening attire and - as members of the World Doctors Orchestra - perform benefit concerts for people in need of healthcare. The Orchestra toured South Africa from 7 to 12 February 2012. The proceeds of the concerts in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Elandsdoorn went to the Ndlovu Care Group, an organization supported by the Hugo Tempelman Foundation, and their project to help Aids orphans which ENERGETIX Bingen has supported for years. Particularly impressive was the Orchestra's joint appearance with the Ndlovu Youth Choir. The latter was established as a result of integrative social work in the township of Elandsdoorn and has already appeared with many international artists. The inspiring performance in Elandsdoorn turned into a true festival for artists and audience. The successful South Africa tour was made possible as a result of support from, among others, ENERGETIX Bingen.

"Life, above all"

Geliebtes Leben

Oliver Schmitz shoots a film in Elandsdoorn involving the Tempelman Project

ENERGETIX Bingen and its distributors have been supporting the Tempelman Foundation's Aids project in South Africa for several years. The Dutch doctor and his wife visit us regularly at the Catalogue Launch to bring us up to date on their work.

The last launch included the screening of a very moving video about the Tempelman Project in Elandsdoorn shot by the launch's host, Ingo Nommsen. And now "Life, above all", a feature film shot in the same setting, will shortly be on general release. All the actors come from the Tempelman Project and even the two lead actresses Khomotso Manyaka and Lerato Mvelase, neither of whom had ever stood before a camera, were recruited there.

The film tells the story of Chanda, a 12-year-old girl growing up in simple but loving surroundings in the rural township of Elandsdoorn in provincial South Africa. Her world changes abruptly when her one-year-old sister Sara dies and her much loved mother falls seriously ill shortly afterwards. In a wealth of impressive images the film, by South African-born director Oliver Schmitz (Paris, je t?aime, Doctor?s Diary), not only depicts a touching mother-daughter relationship but also mirrors modern South Africa: lively, complex and full of extremes.

"Life, above all" dazzled audiences at Cannes, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro and the Berlinale and made it to the last nine out of seventy candidates for nomination in the Oscar's Best Foreign Language Film category. The film will be on general release in Germany from 5 May.

Charity part of the 2011 Jubilee Launch

Charity 2011

Charity 2011

Moving moment at the 2011 Catalogue Launch in Mainz's Rheingoldhalle at the end of August: Dr. Hugo Tempelman and his wife Liesje received a cheque for 175,000 euros. As the Dutch doctor said in his speech of thanks, this ensures that his hospital in South Africa will continue to operate up to the end of 2013. According to Dr. Tempelman, "In concrete terms, it means saving the lives of people who would otherwise die".
CEO and sole shareholder Roland Förster was in South Africa a few weeks earlier with Manfred Teubner, Head of Entertainment at ZDF, who agreed to become an honorary member of the Board of the Hugo Tempelman Foundation.
A film was made there which will be used to support the Foundation.

Charity – an inner need

Geliebtes Leben

We and our distributors have become successful as a result of our work. It provides us with satisfaction and financial security.

Saying thank you and doing something useful

Hence our need to help people who do not enjoy such a life. We are delighted that we – and our distributors – have found a way to share our success with these people through our charity activities. In the Hugo Tempelman Foundation we have found an organization that converts our support directly into help for the sick and needy. Up to September 2010 we had presented the Hugo Tempelman Foundation with 170,000 € in donations.

Hugo Tempelman Foundation

Hugo Tempelman Stiftung

Hugo Tempelman Stiftung

ENERGETIX Bingen's charity activities

Help for mother-and-child project in South Africa

ENERGETIX Bingen has supported the South African AIDS project of Dutch doctor Hugo Tempelman since 2008. On 4 September 2010 ENERGETIX CEO and owner Roland Förster presented Hugo Tempelman and his wife Liesje with a cheque for 100,000 € at the presentation of the new jewellery collection and the new catalogue in Mainz's Rheingoldhalle, before an audience of over 1,300 guests.

The Tempelmans have been active in the fight against AIDS in South Africa since 1990. Today their project incorporates several clinics with a range of infrastructural and cultural measures and involves the creation of new jobs. It now serves as a model and can be used wherever similar conditions prevail. A project of this size is dependent on financial support. A lot of sponsors have reduced their readiness to donate to charities because of the difficult economic situation. This also endangers the so far very successful work of the Tempelman Foundation.

ENERGETIX Bingen has therefore decided to continue giving targeted financial support to Hugo Tempelman's AIDS project. The 100,000 € donation will go towards the mother-and-child unit in the 24-hour clinic of the South African town of Elandsdoorn. Thanks to the excellent medical care, 99% of the HIV-infected mothers in this clinic give birth to uninfected babies. The opportunity to sustain the very young and hence save lives and enable them to develop is what motivates the fundraising campaign.

ENERGETIX Bingen had already donated the sum of 70,000 € to the AIDS project in previous years, in several individual amounts. The new record sum has been possible because of the company's satisfying growth. Distributors have once again sold the firm's best-selling product, the MagnetHeart (on which the amount to be donated is based), so successfully that the company was able to donate a further 100,000 €.

In November 2009 the recognition and worldwide attention received by the Tempelmans' project was once again apparent when they received the Martin Buber Award for their services to humanity. Mikhail Gorbachev, also a holder of the Martin Buber Award, was so taken by the Bingen company's commitment that he sent a message of greeting to the Catalogue Launch in Mainz.

Donation from the heart

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The Magnet Heart has been ENERGETIX Bingen's best-selling product for years. The amount donated to the Hugo Tempelman Foundation is based on the number of MagnetHearts sold. Donations are made at regular intervals. Two euros are added to the donation for every MagnetHeart sold. The amount donated increases each time, in line with the company's growth. Amount donated so far (September 2010): 170,000 euros.

Dr. Hugo Tempelman

Dr. Hugo Tempelman

Martin Buber Award for our charity partner

On 15 November 2009 Dr. Hugo Tempelman and his wife Liesje were awarded the Martin Buber Award at Rolduc Abbey in Kerkrade in recognition of their work in South Africa.

Previous recipients of this award for services to humanity have included Richard von Weizsäcker, Helmut Schmidt and Mikhail Gorbachev. Having visited the Tempelman project in South Africa, ENERGETIX Bingen distributors were absolutely sure our donations were being used sensibly and effectively. This official recognition of our charity partner demonstrates once again that we made the right decision.

An ENERGETIX representative was present at the award ceremony, which was an extremely moving event.

ENERGETIX jewellery also had a role to play: the "Youth in Dialogue" event, in which young people from many countries participated, included a literature competition. Elisaveta, the charming winner from the Russian town of Perm, received as her prize a set of ENERGETIX Bingen jewellery.

Message of greeting from Mikhail Gorbachev to ENERGETIX Bingen on the occasion of the 2010 Catalogue Launch

Michail Gorbatschow

„Everyone shares responsibility for the present and future well-being of the human family and the larger living world.“
From the preamble to the Earth Charter

Hugo and Liesje Tempelman run a mother-and-child project at the Ndlovu Medical Centre that they set up in Elandsdoorn. Thanks to comprehensive care before, during and after birth, 99% of the HIV-infected mothers at this clinic now give birth to healthy HIV-negative babies.
Energetix Bingen, which has its headquarters in Germany, has understood that part of a successful company's responsibility is to help the weakest members of the human family and to open new perspectives for them.
Energetix Bingen is deeply committed to supporting this project with your donations. Together with its distributors, this medium-sized company has so far donated 170,000 euros to the Ndlovu Medical Centre. The money will save the lives of hundreds of children.
I welcome this noble humanitarian project and wish its initiators and participants ongoing success.

Mikhail Gorbachev