Even though standards in Romania are growing closer to what most people are used to in Western-Europe, there is still poverty and desperation in the rural areas.
Despite their tough rural lifestyles and poverty- the people welcome our event into their neighbourhoods – with generous hospitality and enthusiastic support for the competitors who come to compete from all over the World.
We began by raising funds to support those in need - in the remote areas, by renovating schools, equipping medical-aid points and delivering supplies.
To raise more funds, we began hosting in 2016 a flea-market with used and excess motorcycling Enduro clothing and protection equipment. We encouraged all our competitors, fans, and friends and motorcycle spectators to bring anything they can spare: all for a good cause!
We collect and store products during the year, and have donated boxes full of unused equipment, collected memorabilia items, sponsored products: to have available merchandise to host the Enduro-Flea-Market.
The charity 'Enduro for Romania' Enduro Flea-Market concept has proved successful in 2016 & 2017, so we will continue it in the coming years.
Our first 'Enduro for Romania' help-project was in 2016:
We were able to raise about 6.000 Euros. The bank cheque was handed over in August 2016 to the Sibiu County Hospital Neonatology Premature Baby Department.
It was a very emotional moment:
This contribution was used for the purchase of screening devices (oximeters) for the early detection of congenital heart malformations to save babies lives.
“Congenital heart malformations' are the most common congenital anomalies detected in newborns (9 out of 1000 live births). Of these 17% are congenital heart malformations that evolve with cyanosis and can be easily detected by clinical examination. Not all congenital malformations of the heart show symptoms in the neonatal period, early detection rate in more recent years has decreased the number of losses due to heart abnormalities, heart failure and has increased survival rates in new born babies. Most critical cases can be determined by clinical examination and pulse oximetry, confirmed by echocardiography and treatment may be given, a provisional prostaglandin E, hospitalisation in a cardio vascular surgical department and corrective surgical palliative remedies."
- Livia Ognean, MD Neonatology
a special warm thank you - to all those who contributed, by donating to, or buying from the Enduro Flea Market.
In 2017 Donations went where?
We were able to raise 6,300 Euros. The bank cheque was handed over on August 17 2017 to the Sibiu County Hospital Neonatology Premature Baby Department and Ambulance service.
1. Neonatal section of Sibiu County Hospital
We have further improved the conditions in the Neonatal section of Sibiu County Hospital.
Over 400 prematurely newborn babies per year are in desperate need of incubators, which provide special conditions for them to grow and develop properly. The hospital has only 25 incubators, only 10 of them being new, the rest came from donations from Germany and Holland and are now really, really outdated. Most arrived in Sibiu in the early 90's.
One standard incubator costs around 5-6000 Euro and can offer the chance of life for about 250 prematurely born kids in their 10 years life span.
The hospital need 15 more incubators.
We also are supporting the Ambulance Service in Sibiu. The Ambulance County Service Sibiu also heavily depends on donations for the purchase of latest life-saving technology. Earlier this year they received a donation for a continuous cardiac massage machine - the ''Lucas'', the first such device in Sibiu county. A device like this is needed on every ambulance.
Lucas is a mechanical pneumatic device to provide chest compression's, providing the best solution for proper cardio respiratory resuscitation as well as constant and uninterrupted chest compression's. According to statistics the success rate of resuscitation is doubled when the Lucas device is available. In 2016 ambulance doctors successfully managed to resuscitate ca. 30% of patients with cardio-respiratory arrest. The cost of a Lucas device is about 10,000 Euros.
We will contribute to support the purchase of the next LUCAS device for Sibiu county ambulances.
Where is the main motorcycle clothes and equipment collection point before and after the event?
At the entrance of the main Competitor Paddock.
All money raised from the Flea-market sales and donations goes into the charity project 'Enduro for Romania.'
We collect donations throughout the year, before and during every Red Bull Romaniacs event.
You can contribute by:
- Bringing used motorcyle clothing and protection equipment from your home: keep it in storage and bring to the event for our annual charity Enduro-Flea-Market.
- Leave your dirty used event motorcycle clothing and protection equipment after competing for the next years Enduro Flea-market. We will wash them, sort them, and store them for the next years 'Enduro for Romania' charity Enduro flea-market.
- With a direct cash donation into the charity account for our association
„hai la miscare“(Euro account): RO44 RZBR 0000 0600 1882 7107
- If you can provide free NEW 'company brand products'' that we can sell at the Enduro Flea-market contact Sigrid Freinademetz firstname.lastname@example.org