“THE THREE MUSKETEERS AND QUEEN’S DIAMONDS”
CHARITY PLAY IN ATHENS IN AID OF “CHILDREN HELPING
CHILDREN” EASTER CAMPAIGN
Athens, Saturday 10 February, 2007. Lifeline Hellas
Humanitarian Organization organized, as part of the “Children helping Children”
Easter campaign in co-operation with ELLINIKI THEAMATON who kindly offered this
charity play performance, the theatrical play “The Three Musketeers and Queen’s
Diamonds”, based on the classical novel by Alexander Dumas, in a special
adaptation directed by Mrs. Carmen Ruggeri, the most famous director of children
theatre in Greece.
The objective of this unique initiative through this charity
performance, which has as a central message the motto “One for all and all for
one”, is that all proceeds of the performance will be directed towards
supporting Orphanages and Institutions for Children with Special Needs in
Our target is to stimulate children’s interest and to get
involved, by catching their attention with feelings of compassion, fellowship
and solidarity for the children of former conflicts that are silently suffering
the negative consequences. Holidays are even more cruel when you feel alone and
forgotten. In every endeavor that touches the world of children we must all
contribute as much as we can.
The play which was full of adventure, action, love and
mystery kept the interest of the audience till the end. A performance with
beautiful dialogues, exquisite set up, songs and dancing, many and very well
tailored costumes, music special written for the performance and swordfight
choreography by masters of fencing. The children were thrilled by the
performance not only due to its quality but also in combination that it was the
first time that this famous book of worldwide literature became a theatrical
play in Hellas.
Prior to the performance the children who attended brought
gifts, for the children of the orphanages and Institutions for Children with
Special Needs in Serbia, which were gathered and will be sent to Belgrade in
order to be distributed for Easter celebration attended by 2000 orphan children
that is organized every year at the White Palace by HRH Crown Princess Katherine
The theatre attendees were welcomed by the President of the
Board of Directors of Lifeline Hellas, Mr. John Trikardos, and HRH Crown Prince
Alexander followed by HRH Crown Princess Katherine who gave their speeches a
special flavour to this event.
Among the attendees were: Mrs. Marianna Vardinoyiannis
Ambassador of Good Will of UNESCO, Mrs. Liza Evert, Mrs. Alexia Evert
representing Mr. Kaklamanis Mayor of Athens, Mrs. Alison Andrews and Mr. David
The sponsors of the Charity Play were the following
companies: HELLINOEKTIPOTIKI, AMITA FUN, TSIOUSTAS OE, PAPADOPOULOS BISCUITS,
RONSON and LIQUID CERTAINTY DESIGN.
The Hellenic companies who supported this event were: ASA
DEVELOPMENT SA, HALIVOURGIKI SA, ECTS GLION, EUROBANK EFG, GALLAHER HELLAS,
MOTOR OIL HELLAS, N. PAPAPOSTOLOU LTD, OTE SA, VAKAKIS INTERNATIONAL SA, KLEVA
PHARMACEUTICALS, MARIA TSAKOS FOUNDATION, KOURTIS SA.
The donors who supported this event, apart from the anonymous
Golden Donor were: Mrs. Georgia Damaskou, Mrs. Lilian Zelou, Mrs. Irene Daifa
and Mrs. Paola Petropoulou.