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MAN makes children's eyes light up with FC Bayern experience

FC Bayern's mascot Bernie welcomes the children

18 Dec 2023

Children from the SOS Children's Village Ammersee-Lech took the FC Bayern team bus from MAN to the Allianz Arena in Munich.

The young soccer fans from the SOS Children's Village Ammersee-Lech are in Christmas fever. A total of 24 children and young people aged between six and eighteen were taken on a trip to the Allianz Arena in the MAN FC Bayern team bus.

The FC Bayern mascot Bernie with two children

Once there, they were greeted by FC Bayern mascot Berni and the mascot gave the kids gift bags with chocolate and small footballs. This was followed by an exclusive tour of the stadium plus a whole load of expert knowledge. As a memento of this special excursion, the children were able to pick out an early Christmas present in the FC Bayern fan store before taking the Bayern bus back home to the Ammersee.

"Social and ecological responsibility is an integral part of our sustainability strategy at MAN. The SOS Children's Villages are an important social institution for giving children in need a future. And so we are particularly pleased that we were able to bring a smile to the children's faces with this initiative." explains Arne Puls, Chief Human Resources Officer and Labour Director at MAN Truck & Bus SE.

The children in front of the FC Bayern MAN team bus

24 children and young people aged between six and eighteen were able to take a trip to the Allianz Arena in FC Bayern's MAN team bus.

MAN and the SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. have had a long-term and trusting partnership since 2008. The company also supports the charitable organization financially with national and international programs. MAN has also been a sponsor of FC Bayern Munich for many years. So what could be more obvious than bringing the two partnerships together to give the children an unforgettable pre-Christmas experience?

About SOS Children's Villages:

SOS Children's Villages provides a home for children in need and helps to improve the social situation of disadvantaged young people and families as well as people with disabilities. In SOS Children's Villages, children whose biological parents are unable to look after them for various reasons grow up in a family environment. They receive protection and a sense of security, giving them the tools for a successful life. In Germany, a total of around 5,000 employees at 254 locations help in 38 facilities. The German SOS Children's Villages Association is also active in a further 109 countries worldwide.

Text: MAN

Photos: MAN

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