Henrik Lundqvist has entered its first major charitable projects in Sweden.
- Henry becomes ambassador for us and his money will fund a family room and a living room in our expansion, says Anna-Karin Norrman, Director of the Ronald McDonald House in Gothenburg.
Hockey star and his wife Therese has long worked with the charity of New York.
- They have over Henrik Lundqvist Foundation, a number of projects they help finance. But this will be the first in Sweden and we are very proud of, says Anna-Karin Norrman.
Donation of 80,000 dollars
Once home, which is for families who have children in hospital for long periods, will be expanded needed funding.
Henrik Lundqvist gives through his charity fund 80 000 US dollars (680 000 SEK) and will also be a public face for the home. "Henke" will be in place when the first sod for the expansion is about two weeks.
Karin Norrman says that Henry and Therese visited the home a year ago for the first time.
- They liked our work so then I went over to New York and now we have formalized everything. It feels great, says Anna-Karin Norrman.
Rooms in New York style
The expansion will give the home 13 new rooms and the need is great.
It provides families with a seriously ill child the opportunity to avoid the commute home every night. One can spend more time with their sick child and stay in home-like conditions.
The money from Lundqvist's enough to fund a family room and a living room.
- It is well handy to decorate them in New York-inspired style, predicts Karin Norrman.
Henrik Lundqvist's long keeper with almost iconic status in the New York Rangers hockey team.