A Million Swiss francs. So many donations, Roger Federer and his wife Mirka for the winter help. Thus, the Tennis Maestro writes history once again – just outside the Courts. Why? Quite simply, Never before had a private individual, the Foundation gave more money. “I was in tears when I heard of it,” says Esther Güdel. It is for seven years, for the communication of the winter help responsible. “The Federer’s use for people in Need, is great and says a lot about your character.”

“Federer asked for a concept”

Now it is not so, that the 20-times Grand Slam winner opened due to the Corona-crisis, just like his wallet. “In any case. He wanted to know exactly what the money is used. His own Foundation, with the help of the winter works assistance for a long time together, therefore came to us and asked for a concept,” says Güdel. Said and done – a bridging Fund for needy families in Switzerland was founded. “And we have already been able to help with food vouchers, paid-for childcare costs and other bills,” says Güdel.

But this is not exactly the task of the Federal government? “Also, to be clear. There is a lot of. But there are people who no longer bring because of layoffs or short-time working, with your family.”

“This is gigantic,”

Just make the hollow of your Hand, the winter help, however. All applications will be carefully, but also non-bureaucratic tested. Meanwhile, Federer wants to know quite what to do with the donated money – he sees it as the start – up capital happens. For the winter help provides ongoing reports to Federer’s Foundation. Güdel: “A Million is huge. What I want to mention nevertheless: For me, the pensioner, who lives with a small Pension and still 100 francs, donates, shows, just a lot of heart.”

And what she thinks about the Whiners, the questions: Why Federer’s donating “only” a Million? Güdel: “I have to laugh. I don’t know if these people would be willing to donate a similar percentage of their assets.”

Sufferers may be running application

the selection of The families on the cantonal or national offices of the winter aid. Affected families are acutely affected by the crisis, can place your inquiries (www.winterhilfe.ch). And who wants to help can make the donation to the account of the winter, help: IBAN CH68 0900 0000 8000 8955 1, keyword: families in Need.


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