The joy was huge: eight charitable associations and institutions of the island of Rügen received again donations thanks to the Rügen Talk entrance fees – in total, more than 8,000 euros were collected.

Ostseebad Binz – eight charitable associations and institutions of the island of Rügen can look forward to donations of more than 8,000 euros. The money comes from the charity star chat sessions with MDR moderator André Holst at the “Rügen Talk”, which has been in the Private Palace Arkona Strandhotel in Binz for years. The entrance fees (10 euros per person) go one to one in the big donation pot without deductions.


“We are delighted that so much money has come together again this year for charitable purposes,” says Birte Löhr, General Director of the Private Palace Hotels at the Ostseebad Binz. “It is nice to be able to promote and strengthen the community on the island of Rügen.”


The Rügen Talk – that’s always the big celebrity station at the Private Palace Arkona Strandhotel in Binz: Stars like Puhdys-singer Dieter “Maschine” Birr, harmonica virtuoso Michael Herder or Schlager icon Hans-Jürgen Beyer, who will be this year on December 17th Advent Concert in the Private Palace Arkona Strandhotel will be followed last year of the Rügen Talk invitation. They all contributed to met such a high amount of donations.


Of the donations, for example, the music school Vorpommern benefits with the regional Office Rügen/Bergen. “We use the money to buy a good, used wing – it costs between 70,000 and 100,000 euro”, says head Rita Mau. “30,000 euros we have already got together through further donations. We have a very talented piano class. We need a good instrument to promote the talents. ”


The sports acrobats Department of TSV Göhren wants to use the donations to buy special training equipment and new gymnastic suits. “There are now 62 children in our training – we need new, uniform gymnastic suits for the competitions,” explains Petra Westphal. The first FC Binz is also in the sporty youth the donation money. “In three age groups we form a game community with the PSV Bergen – these three teams benefit from the financial support,” explains the club chairman Ralf Reinbold. In addition, the Shotokan-Karate club Yamato Rügen in Bergen was considered a generous donation.


Two fire brigades of the island of Rügen can also look forward to donations. “We will invest the money in our new equipment house, which will be created in the coming years,” says Lietzows Weir leader Lars Riske. The Volunteer fire Brigade Binz, however, does not yet know exactly what will happen to the money. “In any case it gets the support society of our fire brigade – I can imagine very well that the financial resources are flowing into the youth work,” says firefighter Marko Franke, who works in the Private Palace Grand Hotel Binz.


The zoo Sassnitz uses the donations for the extensive renovation of its entire area. “There are many projects – there is a great deal of help in this kind of generous donation”, the zoo director Kerstin Schulz makes clear. “We hope to be able to re-open next year.” The Private Palace Hotels in Binz maintain a special partnership with the Sassnitz Zoo – for years the hotels have been the animal godfather of the Wolf Luna, the Last of the Wolves on the island of Rügen.


The Dance Sport Club at the Rugard Bergen is also happy about a donation. “We organize every year in Göhren a huge dance-event for children and young people – we count again with around 400 participants”, says Treasurer Ronny Lehmann, who at the donation ceremony at the Panorama restaurant “Bernstein” in the Private Palace Rugard Strandhotel accompanied his 10-year-old daughter Hanna. Of course she also dances: “We need dresses and costumes for our appearances – the donations help immensely.”