Renate Thyssen-Henne and Princess Gabriele zu Leiningen, their animal welfare project has a new direction


Nicole Brühl, Renate Thyssen-Henne and Princess Gabriele zu Leiningen

Entrepreneur Renate Tyssen-Henne hands over the management of her ‘SOS Project’, which is involved in animal welfare, to Nicole Brühl. The daughter of actress Heidi Brühl is an ideal cast also finds Gabriele Princess zu Leiningen.

Society Lady and entrepreneur Renate Thyssen-Henne started – 12 years ago – together with her daughter Gabriele Princess zu Leiningen and her husband Ernst Theodor Henne the project ‘Sonnenhof’ in Rottenbuch and the aid organization ‘SOS Projects for Man and Animal e.V.’. It became a real showcase project, for which many stars and celebrities – like Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Kirstin Davis, Dieter Bohlen and many others – are involved and enthusiastic. Now ‘SOS Projects’ gets a new direction: Nicole Brühl, daughter of the actress Heidi Brühl, takes over the management. Renate Thyssen-Henne searched for her successor for almost two years, because she cares deeply about the future of the Sonnenhof and its inhabitants.

It is not easy to pass on a project that you have built yourself with great love, time and, of course, great financial resources.

Renate Thyssen-Henne

With Nicole Brühl, who, like her deceased mother Heidi, has been involved in animal welfare for years, a worthy successor has been found. Gabriele Princess zu Leiningen sees in Nicole Brühl also ‘the ideal occupation’ and adds: “On the Sonnenhof in recent years, 3,200 maltreated dogs were admitted, medically treated, cared for and then placed in a loving home”. All this Nicole Brühl wants to continue and also take care of confiscated puppies from illegal puppy transports and for large and wild animals.

Renate Thyssen-Henne and her daughter will in the future support the new board as honorary presidents and continue to represent the projects. Nicole Brühl can therefore rely on two proven and energetic helpers in her new task.