ENERGETIX actively involved: running and donating for RTL’s telethon

RTL Wir helfen KindernChar­i­ty is a mat­ter of the heart for ENERGETIX. In addi­tion to its oth­er char­i­ty com­mit­ments, ENERGETIX also recent­ly took part in the 20th anniver­sary of RTL’s telethon – a mega event that sup­ports chil­dren in need. The tar­get: to gen­er­ate as much mon­ey for the good cause in 24 hours as pos­si­ble. A wide range of dif­fer­ent activ­i­ties were arranged to achieve this goal.

The tread­mill chal­lenge 24 Std RTL Spendenmarathon mit Joey Kelly 2015
Join­ing in with spec­tac­u­lar activ­i­ties for eight years: extreme sports endurance per­son­al­i­ty, ENERGETIX friend and enthu­si­as­tic wear­er of sportEX – Joey Kel­ly. His ambi­tious tar­get for 2015: to endure 24 hours on a tread­mill. A fur­ther 20 tread­mills were also set up on which relay teams rep­re­sent­ing such com­pa­nies as ENERGETIX also ran for an entire 24 hours.

24 Std RTL Spendenmarathon mit Joey Kelly 2015

Team spir­it par excel­lence
ENERGETIX also field­ed a team for one of the 20 tread­mills. It includ­ed high­ly moti­vat­ed busi­ness part­ners and friends who had trav­elled to the event from all over Ger­many; our thanks go to:

• Christi­na Baldes
• Brit­ta Hart­mann
• Uwe Lang­horst
• Leon Lang­horst
• Andreas Kasulke
• Andreas Räwel
• Wolf­gang Düsen­er
• Ralf Schmülling
• Elke Berndt
• Hans Jür­gen Schmitz
• Ralf Unger
• Sabine Kaiser-Mar­tin
• Markus Schweiz­er
• Joachim Hogg
• Dag­mar Hüs­er
• Kirstin Lutz
• Annegret Latzel
• Frank Rein­hardt
• Sven Eder
• Rudi Schmidt


ENERGETIX’s Andreas Förster, Fabi­ana Reich­mann, Jes­si­ca Schlick and Petra Schme­ing cheered the team on from the side­lines as tire­less moti­va­tors and orga­niz­ers.

Joey Kel­ly and the 24-hour chal­lenge
Yes, Joey kept going and did the entire 24 hours on his own. But he wasn’t real­ly alone, of course, because the 20 teams of run­ners (includ­ing teams rep­re­sent­ing Bauhaus, Post­bank, Spar­da Bank, Deutsche Post and Luke Kel­ly) were also present in the large hall with each relay team run­ning on sep­a­rate tread­mills. They also gave their all. The com­pa­nies donat­ed 10 euros to be added to the grand total for every kilo­me­tre run.


Roland Förster live on TV
Roland Förster, Sole Share­hold­er and CEO, joined the host, Wol­fram Kons, at the RTL Stu­dios in Cologne on Fri­day evening. This was also when the total amount that ENERGETIX would be donat­ing was revealed: 70,000 euros!


Celebri­ty patrons such as Til Schweiger, Joachim Löw, Mario Götze, Lena Ger­cke, Michael Patrick Kel­ly (Joey’s younger broth­er) and Malala Yousafzai (Nobel Peace Prize win­ner) and their projects also pro­vid­ed addi­tion­al sup­port dur­ing the mas­sive fund-rais­ing event.

The RTL telethon has been staged since 1996 and is the longest run­ning char­i­ty show in the his­to­ry of Ger­man tele­vi­sion. More than 100 celebri­ties have par­tic­i­pat­ed as project patrons for select­ed children’s char­i­ties. Every­one can help: view­ers can nat­u­ral­ly also call dur­ing the show and donate. The show has raised more than 143 mil­lion euros for chil­dren in need in Ger­many and all over the world. And what’s real­ly impor­tant: every cent goes to char­i­ty! Because most of the staffing, pro­duc­tion and man­age­ment costs are borne by the RTL Tele­vi­sion chan­nel itself.

More than ever before
At its 20th anniver­sary on 19 and 20 Novem­ber, the telethon, which was host­ed by Wol­fram Kons, set anoth­er out­stand­ing record: more than 10 mil­lion euros was raised for chil­dren in need.

RTL – Wir helfen Kindern’ (“We help chil­dren”) has sup­port­ed more than 140 larg­er projects and hun­dreds of small­er nation­al and inter­na­tion­al projects. Thou­sands of chil­dren have thus been giv­en the chance for a bet­ter future.

ENERGETIX is proud to have been a part of this impres­sive char­i­ty event with its busi­ness part­ners and friends.

We’ve put togeth­er the best pho­tos of the event in a Flickr album for you here.