“Erkeengler”, which translates to “Archangels”, is a nonprofit organisation founded after two young boys, Mikael (7) and Gabriel (1), were abruptly taken off this earth in Lørenskog on the 19th of July 2020.
The charity is run by the children’s father, his family, and a close friend. The purpose of the organisation is to contribute to children and young teens in the municipality of Lorenskog and Raelingen to be able to participate in sports and other afterschool activities. This includes everything from building playgrounds and sports facilities, to providing support and financing membership fees so that children from low income families can partake in a variety of activities. At the moment it is natural for the charity to focus on these two municipalities as the two boys had an affiliation to them, however in the long run the charity wishes to run projects and events across the whole of Norway.
There are no words to describe the sorrow that the family of the boys are left with, but there is a comfort in being able to support local communities in Mikael and Gabriel’s names. Erkeengler aims to positively contribute to the health and well-being of children in the local community.