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The Seahorse Project

From the article by Stadtsportverband Herford e.V.

In the 2022/23 school year, the Stadtsportverband Herford e.V. will once again be able to actively support swimming lessons at several schools in Herford. In cooperation with SC Herford and TV Elverdissen, trained instructors will once again practice the movements with the children in the water and teach them a positive approach to the material. [...]

Thanks to the great support of Volksbank Herford - Mindener Land eG and Ludwig Weinrich GmbH & Co. KG, the successful project that has been running since 2015 can be continued. Together, the two Herford-based companies are securing funding for the current school year with donations of €2,500 each.

"We have been supporters of the Seepferdchen project since day one. Volksbank Herford - Mindener Land believes that learning to swim is of great social importance. That is why we are pleased that one of the first initiatives was started in Herford and is still going strong," commented Andreas Kelch, head of the public relations department.

"As a local company, we always support socially relevant projects on a selective basis. Especially the support of children is an important concern for us," adds Marketing Manager Regina Rogalla for the Weinrich company.

Reforestation Project in the Teutoburg Forest

True to the motto "Think globally - act locally", we have started an outstanding cooperation with Arminia Bielefeld to reforest the nearby Teutoburg Forest. The current state of the forest in our home region is of great concern to conservationists. In order to preserve the forest as a characteristic feature of the region for future generations, Arminia Bielefeld is actively involved in forest protection. We would like to promote and further expand this commitment with this cooperation.

As part of this initiative, we have launched the "Cycling to the job" campaign. For every tonne of CO2 that participants save by cycling their daily commute to the office, we donate 80 tree seedlings to be planted in the Arminia Forest (part of the Teutoburg Forest). For comparison: In the winter season, the participants covered 10,288km by bike. By car, this distance would have caused C02 emissions of about three tonnes.

Further information on Arminia Bielefeld's climate initiative can be found here.

Hola Peanuts

Start-up meets traditional family business.

Together with the start-up Hola Peanuts from Paderborn, we have developed a great new product: Creamy peanut butter with the flavour of Weinrich chocolate!  The special thing about this peanut butter is that it is 100% handmade in Paderborn with peanut kernels from Argentina and of course traditional Weinrich chocolate from Herford. Yet it gets even better: the peanut butters high protein content combined with the fact that it contains no palm oil or added sugar make a healthy and sustainable snack!

Available from us in the Bruchbude or, of course, in the Hola Peanuts online shop!


Blue Monkey Holiday Camps

Monkey-strength partnerships from the region!

As a fourth-generation family business, the balance between family and work is particularly close to our hearts. In cooperation with the Blauer Affe holiday camps, we are able to offer free places for the children of our employees. In addition to arts and crafts, the holiday camps offer an exciting array of sports and games; developing teamwork through joint activities, supported by qualified supervision by dedicated instructors and healthy meals.

The Wandeltage 2021

Rethinking the world and finding solutions so that everyone can live well on our planet! That's what we want to do locally - together with many people and many small or big steps!" - Katharina Walckhoff

So much sustainability is in the region: the Wandeltage 2021!

There is so much sustainability in our region: once a year, the WandelTAGE take place, where companies, schools or initiatives present their contribution to a fair, ecological, common good-oriented present and future.

Weinrich can also be found on the WandelKARTE.

In our Bruchbude on Gänsemarkt, we sell, among other things, broken chocolate and chocolate bars that do not make it onto the classic shop shelf due to small blemishes. In this way, we want to make an important contribution against food waste and give consumers the opportunity to buy our delicious chocolates at a small price.

We will also be selling our delicious chocolates at the market hall in Herford during the "Wandeltage".

From 31.08.21 to 05.09.21 there will be a chocolate fountain every day from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for snacking and tasting. Take a look!

All those who are curious can find out more about the calendar of events for the Wandeltage and be inspired to break new ground.

Anniversary Sustainable Environment Memorial

To ensure that wild bees, butterflies & co. continue to feel at home in our memorial insect hotel for many years to come, we have, developed in close cooperation with our local Herford Nature Conservation Group (NABU), nesting sites within newly built dry-stone walls as well as planting bees friendly. Wild roses, wild shrubs and summer liliac now provide insects with a diverse range of food. In this way, we want to offer native wild bee species and other insects an all-year-round habitat whilst playing our part in strengthening biodiversity and insect conservation in the region.

Due to the Corona pandemic, which continues to hold the world in its grasp to this day, we were unfortunately unable to celebrate our long-awaited 125th anniversary in 2020 as planned. Nevertheless, in order to honour this special anniversary appropriately, we worked on a special project together with the Herford Recycling Exchange. Our goal was to create an anniversary memorial which combines both Weinrich's long corporate history with our commitment to sustainability. The fruits of our labours using recycled materials in the form of an insect hotel formed using the numbers 1, 2 and 5 is now proudly displayed on our company grounds at the corner of Leineweberstraße.