The Van der Valk Hotel Hildesheim gets things moving at school

On the occasion of the 10th-year anniversary of the hotel on 1 September 2016, a fund-raising campaign was launched for the primary school “Grundschule auf der Höhe” in Hildesheim. On this evening, the hotel added to the amount raised to provide the Friends’ Association with a total sum of € 1,000, earmarked for the purchase of new toy vehicles. In 2017, the primary school will take up its operations as an all-day school, which is why the current offer urgently needs to be expanded. The purchase of a fleet of small toy vehicles can provide the children with fun and motivating opportunities for play and physical exercise. The Civic Museum (Stadtmuseum) rounded off the fundraiser that evening and spontaneously donated a gift certificate for the visit of a school class to the museum.

Colourful landscape in the Caritas kindergarten in the Arneken Galerie

Professional graffiti artist Ole Görgens transformed a simple, gray wall into a rich, green landscape, a beautification of the outdoor area of the kindergarten made possible by a donation made by the Valk Hotels Hildesheim. Managing director Willem Polman and his wife, Danielle, were at the official unveiling of the artwork and were able to personally experience the positive reaction to this contribution. This financial support gives the children more colour and a more positive attitude to their everyday lives.