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Donation to children and youth hospice

Groß-Umstadt, Germany. – “We make ourselves strong for children" is the motto of the Morgenstern Lutz Frischmann Foundation. The employees of Messer Cutting Systems (MCS) in Groß-Umstadt support this motto with a donation to the organization.

On the occasion of the company's 120th anniversary, the employees of Cutting Systems demonstrated their helpfulness. Life-size bravo star cuts lining the event's red carpet were auctioned off for a good cause. Oliver Friz, CEO of MCS, doubled the proceeds of the auction, so that 1,500 euros could finally be handed over to the Lutz Frischmann Foundation.

In 2005, Lutz Frischmann became aware of the children and youth hospice project and directly and actively supported the collection of donations. In 2009, he and his wife founded the Morgenstern Foundation. More than two thirds of the donations go to children's hospice work, one third to other projects for children suffering from cancer or abuse. The foundation is now one of the largest private initiatives in Germany.

In 2011, the children's and youth hospice Mitteldeutschland in Tambach-Dietharz opened thanks to over five million euros in donations. Since then, almost forty-five employees have been looking after the host families there. The children and youth hospice cares for dying children and adolescents. For families with children who suffer from a fatal disease, the hospice offers the possibility of a holiday from everyday life. To date, more than two thousand families have found support in the hospice. "Giving more life to the day" is the hospice's mission.

"A very big thank you to the employees of Messer Cutting Systems, who initiated the donation with the purchase of the star cuts. That the amount was then doubled by the management, we are all the more pleased. I guarantee all donors: 100% of the money goes into the hospice's work," Lutz Frischmann is pleased to note when Oliver Friz hands over the cheque.

More information about the work of the hospice and the possibility to donate can be found at
and for the foundation please visit

Oliver Friz hands over the donation cheque to Lutz Frischmann (from left to right)


Messer Cutting Systems is a global supplier of cutting edge technology. The company offers products and services for the metalworking industry which set standards world-wide. As market leader in its branch, the machine manufacturer supplies complete solutions and concentrates strategically on advising its customers and customer oriented innovation. Here, the company focusses on the digitalisation of processes and products. Messer Cutting Systems is represented with more than 800 employees in 5 main locations with production facilities and in more than 50 countries.

The product range includes oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting systems from hand guided machines right up to special machines for shipbuilding as well as machines and equipment for oxyfuel welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and heating. Spare parts, repairs, modernisation, maintenance and service as well as environmental technology round out the product portfolio. In-house software solutions optimise production and business processes. The product range is extended by solutions from technology partners, for example in the field of automation.

An intensive dialogue with our customers has prime position – the modern training centre makes this claim clear. World-wide, Messer Cutting Systems is the partner of choice for cutting systems, oxyfuel technology and customer consultancy.