Schëndelser Kueben raised €1,000 through apple picking, apple juice production and the selling of apple juice, all in aid of Stëmm vun der Strooss’ post-therapy centre in Schoenfels.
A cheque for €1,000 was handed over at the centre to the site manager, Daniel Schneider and Tony Barrela, in the presence of the President of the Schëndelser Kueben, Gilles Weber.
The donation will be used to equip the new shed that was recently inaugurated on 13 October 2017. The shed means that the 37 people who are part of Stëmm’s professional reintegration programme will be able to cultivate and plant vegetables at the site all year round, instead of just during the spring and summer. Of these 37 people, 12 currently reside at the post-therapy centre.
“Once up and running, the shed will mean that we can have fresh vegetables all year long to supply our social restaurants in Hollerich and Esch-sur-Alzette where we serve close to 300 meals each day of the week,” said Alexandra Oxacelay, Director of Stëmm vun der Strooss.
Located on the rural site of the Schoenfels castle, the post-therapy centre provides support to those who have completed treatment to combat drug or alcohol addiction.