The Platzl YoungWings Summer Campaign
People who are going through a hard time in life need to be shown new perspectives and a helping hand. This is one of the fundamental principles in our society, which is why it is so important that an organization like the Nicolaidis YoungWings Foundation exists. As we at the Platzl Hotel also want to honor our commitment to a fair and just society, this year we are supporting the YoungWings Foundation with a variety of projects once again.
The Nicolaidis YoungWings Foundation
The Nicolaidis YoungWings Foundation was founded in 1998 and aims to help children and adults aged 50 or under who have lost a loved one. In this respect the initiative not only offers bereavement counseling but also supports the bereaved with the legal and financial issues that arise in the event of a stroke of fate. Since children and young people can be especially shy of seeking professional help, YoungWings also offer an online advice service.
Help in order to help
As a charitable organization, the YoungWings Foundation is naturally reliant on external support so that it can provide its counseling service. It needs financial support, but it also relies on volunteers giving their time. In 2016, YoungWings is holding a variety of events and campaigns once again that are supported by local companies in Munich and which enable the charity to provide counseling and help to young people who are bereaved or going through a tough time.
YoungWings Charity Run
On June 26th, the YoungWings Charity Run was held for the fifth time. While 2012 saw a group of 11 runners putting themselves to the test, this year an impressive 183 people took part and between them they ran 1,400 km and raised an impressive 50,000 Euros. We take this opportunity to express our thanks to the nine runners from the Platzl who took part.
YoungWings charity golf tournament
The last big event on the YoungWings calendar took place on July 14th. As in previous years, more than 120 enthusiastic amateur golfers from the worlds of sports, business and culture took part in the YoungWings charity golf tournament in aid of the new Young Wings Sternenhaus facility. The Platzl also attended the tournament. This time we were welcoming guests to our ‘Welcome Stand’, where we served snacks and drinks before opening our aperitif bar at dinner time.
It was a really great day and we are already looking forward to next year's charity tournament!