Just in time for the run-up to Christmas, Matthias Remmert, Managing Director of Remmert GmbH, handed over four brand new e-mountain bikes to the Wittekindshof training centre (BWW). Young people with learning disabilities or special needs can receive qualified and recognised training there. Various types of sport and exercise are integrated into the young people's everyday lives to suit their individual physical constitution. Expanding the programme to include cycling was one of the educational institution's wishes, especially as many of the young people do not own a bike. "Cycling trains the perception of one's own body and condition, promotes mobility and coordination, emphasises limits but also resources and strengthens general physical fitness, which is necessary for carrying out manual professions," explains Katharina Prüßner, funding officer at the Diakonische Stiftung Wittekindshof.
Matthias Remmert is delighted that the donation was immediately met with enthusiasm by the young people. "Until now, we have given our customers and partners small Christmas presents. At Remmert, we have jointly decided to take a different approach in future: Instead of small gifts and sweets at Christmas, we want to invest in sustainable, social projects. I think it's great what is being done here at the Bildungswerk. I'm all the more pleased that we can support this. It's a great project for us and our region."