Friedemann Hopp, who became director of the home in October 2018, expressed his gratitude for the gift: “Raumedic has supported us for many years. This assistance plays a key role in the work we do with children and young people.” Hopp already has plans for the donated funds. The children’s home will use it to add a lockable tool shed and new garden furniture to the vacation house in the small town of Grafengehaig.
Deputy director Peter Hahn said the donation could also be used to finance individual therapies with an athletic or artistic focus. Hahn is already well acquainted with his new boss. Friedemann Hopp has been working at the Münchberg center since 1989. He initially worked in group service. He became leader for a group in the children’s home at the end of the 1990s. He then took over from Renate Müller in the fall of 2018. Müller, who directed the home for many years, celebrated her retirement in October. In discussing the challenges that lie ahead, the new director said: “I view my new job as a gift!”