You are accessing the Global Goodman site. Are you looking for your local Goodman site?

Goodman supports Sternenbrücke children’s hospice in Hamburg

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

The Sternenbrücke children’s hospice cares for seriously ill children and their parents. Goodman has donated EUR 10,000 to support it in its work.



 Hamburger Logistiktage 2022

Photo: from left Markus Meyer (Goodman), Jörg Hermsmeier (Hamburger Logistiktage), Peer Gent (Sternenbrücke), Sonja Albers (Sternenbrücke)

Life is a precious gift, but for some people, it isn’t full of sunshine. The German Hospice and Palliative Care Association estimates that there are around 50,000 children and young people in Germany suffering from a life-threatening or life-shortening illness.

Established in 2003, the Sternenbrücke children’s hospice in Rissen, a western Hamburg suburb, looks after terminally ill young people up to the age of 27. The team provides regular respite care and end-of-life care for these individuals, as well as supporting their families, often over many years. The hospice also continues to walk with their family members through the grieving process when a loved one has passed. 

The spacious house, located in the beautiful forest area Klövensteen in Hamburg’s Rissen district, has already provided some 700 families with a home away from home since opening its doors.

Funding to build a conservatory
As part of its involvement in the 19th Hamburg Logistics Days (HLT) in mid-May, Goodman donated EUR 10,000 to the Sternenbrücke children’s hospice.

Markus Meyer, Head of Northern Germany at Goodman: “As a logistics facility developer, we have a special connection with the logistics metropolis of Hamburg. Consequently, we’re delighted that our donation to the Sternenbrücke children’s hospice will help it to make life a little more comfortable for terminally ill children.” 

The funding will be used to build a conservatory, providing a dining and lounge area for the families at the hospice. 

Peer Gent, Chairperson of the Sternenbrücke children's hospice foundation: “We’re delighted to have Goodman supporting us to build a conservatory, creating more space that is desperately needed due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, larger and larger wheelchairs, and the noise sensitivity of our young residents. We say 'thank you' from the bottom of our hearts for the invaluable support."