Switzerland Charity of the Year 2010

We are proud to announce that the “Gesellschaft für Muskelkranke” was chosen as Swiss Re’s Switzerland Charity of the Year 2010.

Charity of the Year (COTY) is the leading charity, both in terms of the amount of money it receives from Swiss Re and in terms of additional support it gets through employee individual donations, fundraising events, raffles, volunteering activities and so on.

Over 10 000 children, teenagers and adults in Switzerland live with a muscle illness, a category into which all neuromuscular illness types fall. These illnesses are often genetic and usually heavily handicap the scope of daily life for those affected and their families.

Each year, the “Schweizerische Gesellschaft fur Muskelkranke” organises vacation camps for children, young people and adults with a muscle illness. These events have provoked a great deal of interest for many years now and prove hugely popular. The association aims to continually further expand these services, taking into account the wishes and requirements of the individuals concerned.

With our donation we support the vacation camp in Gwatt, which enables young adults with a muscle illness to enjoy an independent holiday.

Picture: Vacation camp Gwatt 2009, Stefan Maucher

Vacation camp Gwatt 2009, © Stefan Maucher