HSBC Trinkaus - Arche Düsseldorf
HSBC Trinkaus accompanies the establishment of the "Arche" in Duesseldorf Wersten as one of the main sponsors.
The Christian children's fund "Die Arche" e. V. was set up in Berlin in 1995 by Pastor Bernd Siggelkow. The aim of the fund is to fight against child poverty. "Die Arche" offers children warm meals, homework assistance, useful leisure activities and the opportunity to take part in holiday camps. All proposals offered by the "Arche" are non-chargeable.
In addition the institution tries to draw attention to child poverty through its media presence. After some initial problems the "Arche" Duesseldorf became able to take up employment in Duesseldorf Wersten at the beginning of 2010.
The proposal to support the "Arche" originates from one of our employees in the Alternative Investment division. We have been extremely impressed by the work carried out by the "Arche" so far; it makes children and therefore our society confident of a better future. We have therefore supported the establishment of the "Arche" in Duesseldorf from the beginning on as one of the main sponsors. We want to accompany the "Arche" by a long-term partnership. As the first tranche of EUR 100.000 donation, Andreas Schmitz handed over a VW transporter to Pastor Bernd Siggelkow in July 2009.
At the beginning of the year, the "Arche" was able to take over a former civil club for children in the Leichlinger Straße 65, which is situated close to the new "Arche" building. After the refurbishment up to 30 children between 6 and 13 years will be subserved and looked after from Monday to Friday between 12.00pm and 4.30pm.
The new building site, which is accepted by the city government of Duesseldorf, is situated at the corner Werstener Feld/ Benninghauser Straße. On an area of almost 1000 square metres there will be two different areas: a kids club for 60 to 90 children between 6 and 13 years old and a day-care centre with a capacity of 57 places within 3 groups. The finalisation of the building is planned for summer 2012.