Each year, the Venloop organisation supports a number of charities. The Venloop Walking is connected to Fonds Gehandicaptensport (Disabled Sports Fund) and works together with them to make sport structurally available locally for everyone with a handicap. Other charities the Venloop is associated with this year are Hockey Extra, KidzBase, Onze Beestenboel and Unicef.
Fonds Gehandicaptensport (Disabled Sports Fund)
Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for you. Despite this, few people will notice the difference if a session is skipped. This cannot be said for people with a handicap. A handicap requires extra effort in daily life to be able to do the same things as people without a handicap. Sport helps with this. It is a pleasant way to become physically and mentally stronger.
Our ambition is to make sport possible for everyone with a handicap in a structural way, close to home. But we cannot achieve this ambition alone. Many volunteers, donors, sports people, supporters, sponsors, ambassadors and partners make the effort for sportsmen and women with a handicap. Together we have already achieved a great deal, but we are not there yet. There is still much to do before sport is possible for everyone with a handicap. Help us, so we can continue to support the local sports clubs. Read more here..
Hockey is for everyone! Hockey Extra Foundation facilitates E- (electric-powered wheelchairs) and H- (hand-powered wheelchairs) hockey for young people with a physical disability in the North and Middle Limburg region and in South East-Brabant.
In addition to acquiring technical (wheelchair) hockey skills, the focus for this target group is on participating together in sport and nurturing team spirit. Wheelchair hockey is the only form of sport that young people dependent on an electric wheelchair can take part in at team and league level. Playing this sport requires a lot of funding for e.g.
- Special sports wheelchairs
- Hockey equipment such as sticks, boarding (to mark out the pitches) and goals
Hockey Extra also organises annual competition days that would not be possible without the help of sponsors. Sponsorship in the form of financial help is more than welcome to help these young players enjoy the sport to the full!
The KidzBase Foundation gets to work for children in North and Middle Limburg who cannot safely grow up in their own family. These children have been moved out of their homes due to a disrupted home situation such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, neglect and/or parents’ addiction problems and they reside in living groups or family houses. These children have been through a lot already in their young lives and they did not enjoy the safe and stable home base that each child deserves and needs. KidzBase works with professional care institutions. By way of small-scale projects, we want to give the children the feeling that they are special and we focus on advancing their self-sufficiency, improving their welfare and creating pleasant and positive experiences. KidzBase, because children are special.
Recreation for young and old, a fine place for people and animals, that is Onze Beestenboel. This charitable organisation offers a tranquil terrace to sit and enjoy a chat and a cup of coffee, a play area and a circus village for the children, and a pets corner where children can stroke and cuddle a whole lot of lovely animals. And entry is completely free! Onze Beestenboel does not receive any help in the form of subsidises but relies completely on volunteers and donations.
UNICEF helps children all over the world fight poverty, disease, violence and discrimination. Millions of children now attend school thanks to UNICEF. Many children are vaccinated against deadly diseases such as measles and receive proper nourishment and clean drinking water. UNICEF strives to fight the Aids epidemic and helps children who have become the victim of this disease. We are present in emergency situations. UNICEF is on the scene immediately in the case of disasters and wars and ensures that children and their families can survive. Children who are on their own are protected by UNICEF against violence, abuse and exploitation.