TCS Lidingöloppet is the world's largest off-road race and also a big public party. This year's race took place over the last weekend in September, and during the race weekend the main sponsor TCS took the opportunity - for the eighth year in a row - to hand over a donation check to Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital.
The support of the hospital is a result of TCS's great involvement in health, education and society. Commitment runs like a red thread through TCS's corporate culture, and has guided the company for more than 150 years.
The donations have helped Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital with modern and interactive technology, including turning one of the hospital's corridors into a living and exciting experience for its young patients. In addition, the hospital has acquired new so-called sound cushions, which help children listen to music or fairy tales. In the hospital's play therapy department, a sensor room and an interactive projector wall have also been installed.
During TCS Lidingöloppet, the hospital's staff are also given the opportunity to run some of the races together with TCS. One of those who did this was play therapist Lisa Rosell. She sees daily the difference TCS grants make to the hospital's young patients.
“I work with children who come to us very stressed and sad, and after spending time in the sensor room they are calm and significantly more harmonious than before. So we at the hospital are very grateful for the donation that TCS makes every year,” she says.
Avinash Limaye, Head of TCS in the Nordics, explains why the commitment is so significant for a company like TCS
“Promoting health and well-being through sponsorship as well as contributing with pro bono work and donations is something that permeates our entire business. Having the opportunity to support Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital and contribute to a better hospital stay for the children is something we are extremely proud of."