Hamburg foundation award

11 November 2014
The Sternenbrücke received the first prize of the Hamburg foundation award worth 10,000 euros. Dr Isabella Vértes-Schütter, first chairperson of the Sternenbrücke children's hospice foundation, received the award.

Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

18 Februar 2014
Our founder and hospice manager Ute Nerge was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany during a ceremony in the state library in Kiel.

Senate reception

28 Mai 2013
On the occasion of the ten-year anniversary of the children's hospice, the First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz, honoured the Sternenbrücke for its commitment in front of an audience of nearly 100 guests in the City Hall of Hamburg.

Goldene Bild der Frau

25 Februar 2010
Ute Nerge was presented with the "Goldene Bild der Frau" (golden image of women) award and 40,000 euros prize money to help renovate the Therapy Bath; the award, which was presented in Berlin, honours courage, strength and charity. She was also crowned the "Queen of readers' hearts".

Goldene FUNK UHR Sonderpreis

13 Dezember 2006
Ute Nerge was awarded the special prize "Social commitment" by the FUNK UHR readers on the occasion of the Woman of the Year 2006 awards. The then chief editor, Jan von Frenckell, presented the award.

Hamburger Portugaleser

9 Mai 2006
For her social commitment, Ute Nerge was awarded the Portugaleser coin "Bürger danken" (A thank-you from the citizens) of the central committee of the Hamburg civic associations of 1886. She was presented with this special award in the City Hall of Hamburg.

Reader’s Digest

1 Mai 2005
Reader’s Digest Germany readers award Ute Nerge the title "honorary post of the year". The then chief editor, Andreas Scharf, presents the prize of 2,500 euros to Ute Nerge and Peer Gent at the Sternenbrücke.


18 Dezember 2001
As part of the first nationwide startsocial competition, the then Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder awarded the Sternenbrücke a prize of 5,000 Deutsche Mark as one of five winners among 2,000 submitted projects.

Over the years, the Sternenbrücke children's hospice and its staff have received many awards for their social commitment. Read for yourself about the wonderful accolades we have received for our commitment.

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