A letter to Santa Claus, Humanitarian Lunch in Athens
Athens, 1 December 2006 - The Christmas season in Athens
started on the 1st of December with the humanitarian lunch organized by
Lifeline Hellas Humanitarian
Organization at the Grande
Bretagne Hotel in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince
Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia.
The aim of this humanitarian lunch was to raise funds for
continuation of urgent modernization of the neonatal emergency care units of
hospitals in Serbian cities of Belgrade, Nis, Novi Sad and Kragujevac (NICU
Project), which will be concluded in 2007.
Organized for the third year in a row, this unique event
included the participation and support of Greek companies who were
responsible to decorate their tables with own creativity and taste, creating
an exquisitely beautiful effect. The luncheon attendees were welcomed by the
President of the Board of Directors of Lifeline Hellas Mr. John Trikardos,
HE Mr. Milan Parivodic, Serbian Minister of International Economic
Relations, and HRH Crown Prince Alexander II, followed by HRH Crown Princess
Katherine, whose speeches gave a special flavour to this event.
The guests also had the opportunity to enjoy the famous
Greek maestro Mr. George Katsaros with his saxophone, along with a quartet.
A special movie showing the deliveries of previously donated medical
equipment as part of the NICU Project was also shown.
Among the attendees were: HE Mr. Milan Parivodic, Serbian
Minister of International Economic Relations, Mr. Panos Panayiotopoulos,
Member of the Hellenic Parliament and former Minister of Labour, Mr.
Vassilis Rizas, General Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Mrs. Marianna
Vardinoyannis, Ambassador of UNESCO in Greece, H.E. Ambassador of France in
Greece Mr. Bruno Delle, H.E. Ambassador of Serbia to Greece Mrs. Ljiljana
Bacevic, Mrs. Lana Mandilas, Mrs. Tonia Kanelopoulou, Deputy-Mayor of
Athens, Mrs. Ioanna Despotopoulou, President of Special Olympics Hellas, Mr.
Vassilis Despotopoulos President of ELPA, Mrs. Liza Evert, Mrs. Sissy
Pavlopoulou, and many other guests.
The sponsors of the event were the following companies:
VICKY MICHALIS, L’ARTE DI ARTEMIDE, LECTA ADVERTISING Co, SEMELI ESTATES,
HELLINOEKTIPOTIKI, V.S. KAROULIAS AVEEP, STUDIO KOMINIS, DELUXE MAGAZINE and
The Greek companies which supported this event were: ASA
DEVELOPMENT AE, ATE Bank, ATE Insurance, BODYLINE, CARTIER HELLAS, CITROEN
HELLAS, ECTS GLION, EUROBANK EFG, FOLLI FOLLIE, KOSMOCAR SA – BENTLEY
ATHENS, MC CAIN, MODA MAGNUM SA, MOTOR OIL HELLAS, NAVIOS MARITIME HOLDINGS
INC, NESTLE HELLAS SA, NOTOS GALLERIES, NUCLEAR ASSET MANAGEMENT, UBS AG,
Α.Α.DAΝΟU, AMALIEION FOUNDATION, ANT1, E. MALAMATINAS & SON AEVE, EMPORIKI
BANK, “MARIA TSAKOS” FOUNDATION, KOURTIS, N.PAPAPOSTOLOU LTD, OPAP SA,
The donors who supported this event were: Mrs. Frida
Athanasiades, Mrs. Elli and Linda Capsis, Mrs. Georgia Damaskou, Mrs.
Dimitra Damaskou, Mrs. Antigone Danou, Mrs. Titi Danou-Toursoutzian, Mr. and
Mrs. Anti and Dora Economides, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas and Matti Egon, Mrs.
Aikaterini Goulandris, Mrs. Sophie Hadjinikolaou, Mr. Nikitas Kaklamanis,
Mrs. Kaiti Kamhi, Mrs. Nantia Karela, Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Karidis, Mrs.
Nano Kougioumtzoglou, Mrs. Katerina Lanara, Mrs. Eri Mandila, Mrs. Katerina
Papastefanou, Mrs. Mara Pentzou, Mrs. Della Runick, Mrs. Roumpini
Simopoulou, Mrs. Zoe Stefanou, Mrs. Lilian Zelou.