We support the Swedish aid organization Human Bridge. Human Bridge is working for people in countries in Africa and Eastern Europe by collecting, repairing and distributing medical supplies and disability equipment. Human Bridge was founded by Läkarmissionenv and Erikshjälpen in 2001.
In 2016 we were company partner to Cancerfondens collection and their important research on breast cancer. Together we can ensure that fewer people become ill and more people survive their disease. Together we can beat cancer. Cancerfonden is an independent, non-profit organization working for more people to survive their illness and help to make fewer suffer from cancer. To get there, Cancerfonden works with research, spread knowledge and advocacy. Since Cancerfonden was founded in 1951, they have awarded nearly 9 billion SEK to Swedish cancer research. Cancerfondens Pink Ribbon campaign is conducted in October every year in order to fund cancer research, spread knowledge about cancer prevention and breast cancer, as well as engage in advocacy.
The Fistula Hospital Foundation.
Tingstad supports the Fistula Foundation since 2009. The Fistula Hospital is located in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, and is a hospital for women suffering from birth injuries, obstetric fistula. The fistula hospital foundation is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious foundation in large need of donations for their work.
Such a hospital is uncommon, even though many women are injured. Women as a group have a subordinate position and often suffer from malnutrition. Female genital mutilation is common and despite legislation girls often gets married and becomes pregnant very young. This leads to difficult births were the child dies and the mother suffers from genital injuries. Through operations and care the fistula hospital helps these women back to a normal life.
Doctor Catherine Hamilton, one of the founders, came to Ethiopia 1959 together with her husband Reginald to educated midwives. They were both deeply moved by the women who found their way to the hospital, but that no one could help, and decided 1974 to start their own hospital. Today they have five hospitals and one college for training. A couple of years ago Doctor Catherine Hamlin was awarded The Right Livelihood Award as a recognition for her accomplishment.
To read more about the foundation, visit www.fistulasjukhuset.org
Gothia Cup is the largest and most international youth soccer tournament in the world.. At Gothia Cup young people from different parts of the world come together to play the biggest sport in the world - football. Tingstad is a Social Partner to Gothia Cup. That means that we support Gothia Cup's programs that help football teams who could not otherwise participate in the tournament for example economic reasons.
Gothenburg Rescue Mission.
Gothenburg’s Rescue Mission is a non-profit organisation, which conducts social work in order to minimize isolation and vulnerability. The vision is that all people have the right to a dignified life.
Tingstad supports Faktum. Faktum was founded in 2001 in Gothenburg and is a newspaper sold out on the streets. Anyone who is homeless or facing social exclusion can start to sell Faktum. Vendors buy the magazine for 30 SEK, sell it for 60 SEK and keeps the difference. The work usually involves more than just making money on newspaper sales, it also means taking responsibility, planning the day, create routines and become part of a social context. Faktum is also working to create debate and public opinion on homelessness and social exclusion.