Josuha Guilavogui and VfL Wolfsburg support the 'Wolfsburger Hospizhaus'.
Last Saturday, between the two relegation play-off games against Holstein Kiel, VfL midfielder Josuha Guilavogui paid a visit to the ‘Wolfsburger Hospizhaus’ (Wolfsburg Hospice). The Frenchman brought along a television set, as well as an abundance of jerseys and balls. The reason behind the visit and the donation was unfortunately a less than pleasant one: On the night of Wednesday, May 16th, there was a break-in at the hospice – a television, which had been specially purchased for showing the World Cup games, and a games-console for the children were stolen. VfL general manager Dr. Tim Schumacher: "When we heard about the break-in, it was immediately clear to us that we spontaneously wanted to help. We are delighted that the hospice guests and their families can now enjoy the World Cup games in top quality. We have the greatest respect for the work done by the employees and many voluntary assistants there." Midfielder Guilavogui agreed: "I couldn’t believe it when I heard a hospice had been broken into. The hospice is such a wonderful and friendly place. For me, it was self-evident that I would personally deliver the television, jerseys and balls in the name of the team. I was delighted at the opportunity to get to meet the people in the hospice personally."
Wolfsburg willing to help
Just as from the Wolves, the hospice has received support from further businesses in Wolfsburg and the surrounding region to repair the damage and replace the losses as quickly as possible. The facility boasts over 13 rooms, where terminally ill patients can enjoy the remainder of their lives in wonderful and peaceful surroundings. There are currently 53 full-time employees and 180 voluntary assistants working at the hospice – all of whom were delighted by the visit and donations from VfL. "As so many of our guests are VfL fans, we thoroughly enjoyed the visit from Josuha and the support from VfL after the terrible break-in. The jerseys were particularly popular with our guests," commented hospice manager Lukas Weiß, expressing his gratitude.