The BVB foundation "leuchte auf" centres its social activities around four core pillars, each of which forms an integral part of the foundation's over-arching philosophy. The fan club project "Black & Yellow Families" has always been linked to the "engagement" pillar, which aims to highlight and support the charitable work undertaken by BVB fan clubs.
As part of the "Black and Yellow Families" initiative, members of the BVB fan club "Eisborussen 1996" presented the BVB foundation with a proposal for a social project. The fan club sought to support the Raphael School, an educational establishment in Recklinghausen for children with additional learning needs, by helping to redesign the school's playground. For example, the older pupils in secondary level II and above had no areas in which to sit and relax during break times.
The "Eisborussen" were determined to do everything they could to support the school. Members of the fan offered to chip in to help purchase benches. In order to install this new equipment, excess bushes were removed from the school grounds, obsolete play equipment was dismantled and foundation pits for the benches were excavated. The active commitment of the fan club members meant the school could afford to pay for the services of the specialist company that carried out the renovation works.
The BVB foundation was delighted to contribute to the project by making a donation amounting to €1,300 which went towards the costs of the new seating area.
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