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Auction at Mercedes World, Berlin 2003

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On 21st January 2003 47 Buddy Bears which had stood on public grounds in Berlin for up to 1 ½ years were sold at an auction at the "Mercedes-Welt" at Salzufer in Berlin. The total proceeds of 171.833 € from this auction were in aid of children’s and youth projects in Berlin.

1. Organization "Berliner helfen e.V.", an initiative by the newspaper Berliner Morgenpost, Axel-Springer-Str. 65, 10888 Berlin. Contact: Ms. Sabine Sanz.

2. Organization "Sterntaler - Hilfe für Kinder und Familien e.V.", Bülowstr. 71/72, 10783 Berlin.

3. Organization "Evangl. Freikirche die Arche e.V.", Tangermünder Str. 7, 12627 Berlin. Contact: Mr. Bernd Siggelkow (Tel: 0049-174-26 00 992).

4. Organization "KITA Fuggerstraße e.V.", Fuggerstr. 37, 10777 Berlin. Contact: Ms. Gerda Oesemann.

5. Organization "Bürgerstiftung Berlin", Katharina-Heinroth-Ufer 1, 10787 Berlin. Contact: Ms. Reinhild Winkler.

6. Organization "Diakonie-Gemeinschaft Bethanien e.V.", Rostocker Str. 30, 10553 Berlin. Supporting the project "Freizeit-Begegnungs-Center Huttenkietz". Contact: Ms. Beatrice Stricker - Management.

7. Cabuwazi-Kinderzirkus, Bauchésstr. 75, 12435 Berlin. Contact: Ms. Sabine Graf (Tel.: 0049-172-604 15 01).

8. EJF Evangelisches Jugend- und Fürsorgewerk - Projekt Mü-le -, Königsberger Strasse 28 A, 12207 Berlin. Contact: Mr. Siegfried Dreusicke, Tel.: 0049-30-768 84 110.

9. Kinderverein "Ottokar e.V.", Schmidtstr. 13, 10179 Berlin. Contact: Ms. Sigrid Völker Tel.: 0049-30-27 54 846

Before the auction, the Berlin branch of E.ON presented a cheque of 3.000 € in aid of the children’s association "Ottokar e.V.". This and the proceeds of the following auction led to a total proceeds of 171.833 €.

We are very grateful to all those who participated in the auction.

Thank you very much to all the partners of this auction, the auctioneer, Julia Theurkauf, the law firm Severin Rechtsanwälte, the DaimlerChrysler AG, the "Berliner Stadtreinigungsbetriebe", the Internet firm New Channels GmbH, the "Schultheiss Brauerei GmbH", the children circus Cabuwazi and all participating artists.