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Spielwarenmesse exhibitors donate more than 8,500 products to social projects

  • Spielwarenmesse eG organises charity campaign for local institutions and SOS-Kinderdorf e.V.
  • Photo session for the presentation of the donations at the Abenteuerland childcare centre run by Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. on 3.6.2015

More than 800 exhibitors donated around 8,500 of their products, which they presented at the Spielwarenmesse 2015. The products are donated to SOS children's villages all over Germany, the Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe (St. John Emergency Services) in Middle Franconia and local institutions like the südpunkt culture centre. Donations range from cuddly toys and racing cars to board games and jigsaw puzzles. The diversity of the toys is only matched by that of the children's needs. Ernst Kick, CEO of Spielwarenmesse eG, emphasises: "The charity campaign is very special. Along with our exhibitors we can enable the city and community to share in our enjoyment of toys. And best of all – there is something for everyone."

Social services providers often have meagre budgets for toys. "These toys will bring pleasure to children, youngsters and care personnel in every single institution," comments Jutta Pacholke, responsible for fundraising at St. Johns. Yet not only Nuremberg benefits from the Spielwarenmesse project. SOS children's villages throughout Germany can look forward to lots of toys. Andreas Tonke, Area Manager SOS Children's Villages in Nuremberg, is delighted with the many donations: "It is really great for the children. I can only thank all the exhibitors and the entire team of Spielwarenmesse eG. Without this charity campaign we could not provide this amount of toys, especially new high quality ones like these."

The donations will be handed over at the Abenteuerland childcare centre, Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e. V on 03.06.2015 at 10.30 a.m. in Eslarner Straße 9 90482 Nuremberg. Photos will be available from 3 p.m. at www.spielwarenmesse.de/photos under the heading 'Donations'.

1.6.2015 – tl

Spielwarenmesse, the leading international fair for toys, hobbies and leisure, is organized by the fair and marketing services provider Spielwarenmesse eG. The trade fair creates a comprehensive communication and ordering platform for 2,700 national and international manufacturers. The presentation of new products and the extensive industry overview provide a valuable pool of information for annual market orientation for more than 70,000 buyers and toy traders from over 120 nations.
Fair date: Spielwarenmesse®, Wednesday to Monday, 27 Jan- 1 Feb 2016



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