Philanthropy

2013

The Homecoming hospice charity

In 2013, ANECT supported The Homecoming hospice charity. The funds were used to finance the NGO's operation.

The Homecoming provides professional care to terminally ill and dying people and their relatives who care for them. It is also initiating legislative and social changes to enable improvement of the care provided to the dying in our country. To find out more information on The Homecoming, go to: http://www.cestadomu.cz/

Supervision of the Cystic Fibrosis Patients' Club team and the Motel Hospital medical team.

Our long term collaboration with the Cystic Fibrosis Patients' Club continued in 2013. The ANECT Fund supported the project of individual supervision and supervision for the CF medical team. To find out more about the Cystic Fibrosis Patients' Club, go to: http://www.cfklub.cz/

Opři se [Lean on me] – adventures and experience for children from children's homes.

The Opři se NGO is helping children from children's homes to integrate into society by organising events promoting close relationships between volunteers and children. Volunteers can then help these children while they still are at the children's home and after they leave it.

To find out more about Opři se, go to its Facebook profile at https://www.facebook.com/oprise or to: http://www.oprise.cz

A thank you note from Opři se, published on Facebook: In May, we organised a total of six events for our children, for which we used close to CZK 7,000 from the donation provided by ANECT. From the total of CZK 15,000 we were given, we still have CZK 5,000 for events which we will organise during the holidays (we spent another CZK 3,900 on accommodation in Mšeno, where we went in April). We would like to thank ANECT once again.

Thank you ANECT for your donations totalling CZK 25,000 (CZK 10,000 in 2012 and CZK 15,000 in 2013). ANECT is our most generous donor so far. Thank you again.

19th Annual Czech Wheelchair Table Tennis Championship

As in previous years, we have supported the Czech Wheelchair Table Tennis Championship again. The championship is organised in the TJ Ostrava arena, lasts for four days and features individuals and two-member teams from the entire Czech Republic. This was the 19th edition.

The championship is organised by Sportovní klub vozíčkářů [Wheelchair Users' Sports Club] Ostrava, which was founded in 1995. Apart from this event, the club also organises training camps featuring sports, rehabilitation and social events for disabled adults, teenagers and children from the Ostrava region. The camps are intended to assist participants in integrating into society and motivate them to participate in the club's activities.

Since financing provided by the Český svaz tělesně postižených sportovců [Czech Association of Disabled Sport] is more or less symbolic, the championship could not be organised without the involvement of other donors (including ANECT). As a result of these donations, the club can also help disabled athletes and send the best of them to local and international tournaments, the European and World Championships, and the Paralympics.

V jedné vteřině [In one second]. Support for Jaromír, who is confined to a wheelchair.

In 2013, we supported V jedné vteřině [In one second], an NGO founded by the friends and family of Jaromír, who became quadriplegic after an accident. V jedné vteřině used the funds to help Jaromír and also to train support dogs for similarly affected patients.

Dejme dětem šanci [Give children a chance]

Through the Dejme dětem šanci NGO, ANECT supports the education of a boy from a children's home in Pilsen.

Support for Organizace pro pomoc uprchlíkům [Organisation for Aid to Refugees]

Organizace pro pomoc uprchlíkům created the Nejste tu sami [You are not alone here] project, which the ANECT Fund decided to support. The project aims to provide educational and free time activities for refugee children in two refugee facilities in the Czech Republic. For more information on Organizace pro pomoc uprchlíkům, go to their Website at: http://www.opu.cz/

Anička Jurenová's biological therapy

In January 2013, we used items donated by ANECT's partners to organise a charity raffle amongst ANECT employees. We collected a total of CZK 25,000, which the employees decided to donate to support Anička Jurenová's treatment. Anička has a rare genetic disorder - Rett syndrome, for which there is currently no cure. She can not walk, talk, or control her body; she has autism and a host of other medical problems.

For more information about Anička, the biological therapy and how to help, go to: www.anicka.iprostor.cz, or www.facebook.com/vickaproanicku

2012

Jakub Janouš's treatment

We donated CZK 15,000 toward Jakub's treatment. Jakub has had celebral palsy since birth and is confined to a wheelchair. Special treatment provided at the ADELI Centre helps him tremendously, but is not paid for by the health insurers. Our donation covered part of these costs.

Štěpán Cvešpra's treatment

We donated CZK 15,000 toward the treatment of Štěpán, who has been suffering from autism and Hemidystrophy since his birth. He is now treated by RNDr. Šmarda, using a special diet. The treatment is not reimbursed by the health insurance. Our donation covered part of these costs.

The Vesta dome [Journey Home] hospice charity

As part of our long-time cooperation with The Homecoming hospice charity, which provides comprehensive assistance to the terminally ill and their families, the ANECT Fund supported the organisation's operations.

Supervision for the Cystic Fibrosis Patients' Club team and the Motel Hospital medical team.

We started cooperating with Cystic Fibrosis Patients' Club in 2009, when its director Lenka Eislerová sent us a collection of Christmas cards made by children suffering from Cystic Fibrosis (CF). We already had Christmas cards for our clients and partners then, but those children's work made us think about how we could help them.

We approved financial assistance to the CF Club in 2010 and in the spring of 2011, we made a donation towards the new Supervision project, as well as towards nebulisers, which are special devices CF patients need to breathe and live. Last year, we had a meeting with Lenka Eislerová and Tereza Tesařová from the CF Club, where we have learned about the Supervision project and the life of CF patients in general

They contacted us again this year to request help to continue the Supervision project by donating money to support a group of CF Club members who provide direct care for CF patients, as well as the CF medical team at the Motel Hospital. The ANECT Fund Committee approved the application and divided the funds into 2012 and 2013.

Cheiron T – a scrapped laptop

A used laptop computer was donated to the Cheiron T NGO, which works with the Roma community in Tábor. It provides education and socialisation programmes for Roma children to enable their integration into mainstream society. To find out more about Cheiron T, go to: http://www.cheiront.cz/

Opři se [Lean on me] – adventures and experience for children from children's homes.

The ANECT Fund provided support for the new Opři se NGO. The NGO organises events and trips for children from children's homes to help them socialise and form their personality.

HAIMA Plzeň – decorating of children rooms

The ANECT Fund Committee approved assistance to this NGO in the form of a notebook with peripherals. Our cooperation with HAIMA Plzeň is ongoing.

HAIMA Plzeň - Union for helping children with blood disorders - helps children with haematogenesis disorders to lead a better quality life. It connects volunteers with parents and friends of children suffering from leukaemia. HAIMA was founded in 1991 at the Haematologic Department of the 2nd Internal Medicine Clinic of the Motel Hospital in Prague. It participated in the creation of the national registry of marrow donors.

More information on HAIMA here.

Used laptops for the Bílá vrána apprentice programme for the mentally disabled

Bílá Vrána [The White Crow], a tea room providing apprenticeships for mentally disabled, asked us for used laptop computers they could use for their assistants and coordinators.

More information on the Bílá vrána program at: http://www.barbilavrana.cz/

Mobile phones for Dotyk II

In 2012, the ANECT Fund supported the Dotyk II [Touch v.2] NGO by buying them several mobile phones necessary for their operations. DOTYK II provides early care to autistic children in South Moravia and the Vysočina region, where such services are unavailable.

18th Annual Czech Wheelchair Table Tennis Championship

As in previous years, we supported the Czech Wheelchair Table Tennis Championship in Ostrava, which lasts for four days and features individuals and two-member teams from the entire Czech Republic. This was the 18th edition.

The championship is organised by Sportovní klub vozíčkářů [Wheelchair Users' Sports Club] Ostrava, which was founded in 1995. Apart from this event, the club also organises training camps featuring sports, rehabilitation and social events for disabled adults, teenagers and children from the Ostrava region. The camps are intended to assist participants in integrating into society and motivating them to participate in the club's activities.

Since financing provided by the Český svaz tělesně postižených sportovců [Czech Association of Disabled Sport] is more or less symbolic, the championship could not be organised without the involvement of other donors (including ANECT). As a result of these donations, the club can also help disabled athletes and send the best of them to local and international tournaments, the European and World Championships, and the Paralympics.

Special PC for Borůvka Borovany

On 15/5/2012, we presented Borůvka Borovany, which is an NGO working with the disabled, with a special multi-purpose ACER computer.

Thank you letter from Borůvka:

On Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Ms. Bokůvková, Chair of the ANECT Fund Committee, presented us with a new ACER Aspire multi-purpose computer. ANECT answered our request for a new computer to replace the existing, 10 year-old one. Our clients use the computer to watch videos, browse photos made during our events and write to their friends. The computer has become a means of communicating with their loved ones, made all the better by its large touch screen. This makes it much easier to use for clients with impaired hand and finger mobility. The new computer also supports a ceiling-mounted screen projector, which is another much appreciated change. All in all, we have gained a new resource which we are making the most of.