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Lebenshilfe Fürth

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
Lebenshilfe Fürth
Country and localization
Germany, Fürth
Supported people
8 young disabled persons
Project helped in
2011-2012
Amount of the support
62,000 euros

Berufung Musiker (Musician by vocation): bringing disabled youths back in with musical creation.

Lebenshilfe is a German federation encompassing 540 local associations countrywide. It works with people with disabilities, catering to their needs and protecting their rights. Lebenshilfe Fürth is this association’s arm in Fürth.

In October 2009, Lebenshilfe Fürth teamed up with the music school in that city to create Vollgas, an eight-musician band (all of whom have handicaps). The goal is to show these youths in difficulty that they belong in society. The several concerts they performed in Bavaria in 2009-2010 caused something of a sensation in that region. The association, the head of the music school and the local mayor decided to run the project again from 2011 to 2013, featuring a concert by Quadro Nuevo (internationally acclaimed professional tango musicians) in the Mercure hotel in Fürth in April 2011.

The Accor Foundation* supported the musical courses for these eight youths and helping to organize their second tour.

* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.

Germany: official ceremony for the Accor Foundation’s contribution to Lebenshilfe Fürth

Germany: Michel Gosselin, General Manager of Mercure Fürth, talks to us about his Foundation’s project


The project holder
Michel Gosselin
General Manager Mercure Fürth

« The commitment for the music project is a unique experience in the field of music teaching. The entire hotel’s team is equally committed and proud, and they identify themselves with this action. »