ASSA ABLOY has cycled in support of the refugee aid foundation FSD Berlin

Around 220,000 refugees came to Germany in the first half of 2016. This is confirmed by the current asylum statistics presented by Interior Minister De Maizière this month. In addition to social aid, these people mainly need security. ASSA ABLOY Sicherheitstechnik is therefore raising money for FSD Berlin - a foundation supporting social services. In the Velothon 2016, a cycle race open to anyone, the 13-man team raised a donation of 1,380 euros.

In the 9th Velothon in Berlin, the cyclists from ASSA ABLOY showed both sporting and social commitment. They faced the 60 or 120 kilometre course through Berlin and Brandenburg. The team donated one euro to the FSD foundation for each kilometre cycled.

The donation is intended to support the volunteer work carried out by the foundation, which helps unaccompanied refugee minors and runs a residential facility in Berlin-Zehlendorf. Last year, ASSA ABLOY already helped to rebuild the residential facility after it was destroyed by a fire. "ASSA ABLOY is proud to support the work of the FSD once again this year", reports Wilfried Blömeke-Trox, COO of the ASSA ABLOY DACH region. "It is particularly important to offer protection and security for refugee minors, who have been forced to leave behind their families, their belongings and their memories. As a security company, we want to play our part and are delighted that we can help the refugees with our donation."