Charity and Ligula Foundation
Our attitude to charity is positive. We see it as an obligation for successful companies to contribute to the good of society. Hence, we donate suitable sums to different organizations that contribute to the good of our world.
This is not restricted to the countries where we operate: we screen the market once a year, and make a donation to the organization where we see the greatest need for the time being.
We have supported organizations like Doctors without borders, Societas Socialis (SOS), Save the Children, Unicef, Queen Silvia’s Children’s Hospital and others
We have also supported Nordens Ark for a number of years, as a fodder partner. Nordens Ark is a private non-profit foundation, that works to give endangered species a future. They breed, research, educate and inform about biological diversity. At the moment, we hope that our support will help to increase the endangered wolverine population, and support the measures taken to improve the habitats where the animals live naturally. Earlier, we have supported the Maned Wolf and the Lapland Owl in the same fashion.
Through financial support and visits in the area, Ligula Hospitality Group has also supported children that have been victims of one of the oldest armed conflicts in the world: the persecution of the Karen minority in Burma, where several thousand refugees, many of the children, have fled over the border to Thailand.
We are engaged in an orphanage in Thailand, where our support mainly consists of direct purchases of food, clothes, renovations and other daily needs. We also give direct support to two young women with a university education, by providing financial support for school fees and accommodation.
Ligula Foundation is founded by family Löffler and Tastsinn AB together with the subsidiaries and sister companies of the Group, primarily Ligula Hospitality Group AB. The background is a willingness and ambition to help out in the world and thereby contributing to a better society at large.
The work of the Foundation is financed by a fundamental contribution from the family as well as contributions and donations from the various companies in Ligula Hospitality Group. The size of the contributions depend to a certain extent on the number of overnight stays that are booked on-line. 10 SEK per booking made via Ligula.se goes to Ligula Foundation.
The primary duty of the Foundation is to give support to children and endangered animals. The forms and the assessments may vary from case to case but children and animals are the focus for the assessments when contribution is handed out. But of course research and other charitable purposes may also be models for support if at all possible and if it can be accommodated within the existing resources. When we talk about vulnerability, we give it a relatively broad interpretation but it may be based on a need of assistance for a variety of reasons. Currently we are involved in an orphanage in Thailand, where many are stateless, and we are also Gold-sponsors for the wolverine, an endangered species, via the Nordens Ark Zoo in Sweden. Both of these commitments have been going on for a long period of time and will continue for the time being.
For more information, please visit our website ligula.foundation