As well as supporting the charities SOS children's villages, Misereor and Caritas, KoCoS has been involved in the outstanding work of the Children's Hospice Balthasar (Olpe, North Rhine-Westphalia) for many years. As of 2017, KoCoS is also an official partner and sponsor of the Children's Hospice of Central Germany in Tambach-Dietharz, Thuringia.
A ceremony was held in the Weimar branch office to mark this new partnership and Thomas Becker, CEO of KoCoS Messtechnik AG, and Axel Gaglin, Managing Director of KoCoS Automation GmbH, presented a donation on behalf of the KoCoS Group.
The donation is to be used to help and promote the work of the hospice in order to ensure that families with children who suffer from an incurable illness can continue to receive optimum care and support in future.
More than 40,000 children and parents in Germany have received the life-shattering diagnosis: "Your child has an incurable illness, there is nothing more we can do". The core task of the children's hospice is to help these families right from day one when they receive the diagnosis and to continue to stand by them after the loss of a beloved child.
"We can't add days to life, but we can add life to days".
It is in the spirit of this sentiment, expressed by Cicely Saunders, that the KoCoS Group takes on social responsibility with the charity project, KoCoS Care.
For more information, go to: www.kocos-care.org