A donation of 10,000 euros for the "Winter of Solidarity". This is what the CEOs of NürnbergMesse, Prof. Dr Roland Fleck and Peter Ottmann, together with the works council, had promised the Mayor of Nuremberg and initiator of this fundraising campaign, Marcus König, at the city's New Year's reception. Beaming faces at the handover of donations at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre: Michael Schwarz from the Caritas Association Nuremberg, Pastor Matthias Halbig from the Vesperkirche Nuremberg-Lichtenhof, Antje Rempe from the Kharkiv-Nuremberg Partnership Association and Panja Weckerlein from the Nuremberg Animal Shelter were each delighted with a donation of 2,500 euros. The donation sum had been collected by trainees and the works council at the Christmas parties of NürnbergMesse in 2019 and 2022 and was rounded up by the management.
The Caritas Association Nuremberg is responsible for various facilities in the areas of assistance for the homeless and those at risk, assistance for the elderly and health care, assistance for children and young people, as well as in the area of asylum and migration. The Vesperkirche Nuremberg-Lichtenhof has once again opened its church hall during the cold season and offered warm meals for a symbolic price of one euro for those in need. The partnership association Kharkiv-Nuremberg e.V. is committed to the cooperation between the twin cities of Nuremberg and Kharkiv and has been campaigning for direct aid for Kharkiv since Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine. And the Nuremberg Animal Shelter, the oldest animal welfare organization in Bavaria, takes care of placing temporarily housed animals in loving hands as quickly and as well as possible.