Post Tower Run 2005
10,000 euro raised for "Tatort - Straßen der Welt" associationBonn, 06/23/2005, 11:30 AM CEST
From left to right: Monika Wulf-Mathies, Klaus J. Behrendt, Felix Volkmar, Dietmar Bär, Ralph Hilger (DPITS GmbH), Doris Visch-Sluyter (Packstation Service-Center), Heidi Meyer (PrintCom)
Approximately 300 employees and their family members participated in this year's Post Tower Run in Bonn's Rheinauen. They weren't just running for their health; it was also for a good cause. Deutsche Post World Net donated money for each kilometer covered, raising a total of 10,000 euro. Proceeds went to the "Tatort - Straßen der Welt e.V." association, which champions the rights of children around the world.
Ms. Wulf-Mathies, Managing Director, Corporate Public Policy and Sustainability at Deutsche Post World Net presented the two founding "Tatort" investigators from Cologne, Dietmar Bär and Klaus J. Behrendt, with the proceeds from the run in the form of a symbolic check at a ceremony at the Post Tower.
The "Tatort - Straßen der Welt e.V." association aims to improve the lives of street children and adolescents in developing countries. The association focuses in particular on the Philippines. In addition to direct local children's rights work, the "Tatort" association is committed to indirect sustainable activities such as the support of fair trade, which guarantees farming families a regular income and helps them escape from poverty. The money made by co-ops can be used for the construction of schools and other social institutions.
The two Tatort inspectors Dietmar Bär and Klaus J. Behrendt are the most famous founding members of the association. They founded the "Tatort" association 1998, after having filmed the thriller "Manila." This was the first time child prostitution and human trafficking were dealt with on German television. The BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) initiated and sponsored the filming of the subject matter.