LIFELINE HUMANITARIAN LUNCH IN ATHENS IN AID OF THE
MODERNIZATION OF DELIVERY ROOMS IN SERBIA
Athens, 3 February 2009 – A
Lifeline Hellas Humanitarian
Organization lunch took place today in Athens at the Grande Bretagne hotel
in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown
Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia and Mrs. Alison Andrews daughter of Crown
Princess Katherine was present supporting Lifeline.
The aim of this Humanitarian Lunch is to help the urgent
modernization of the Serbian hospital delivery rooms in support of the “SAFE
DELIVERY” project. The Royal Serbian Medical Board of the HRH Princess
Katherine Foundation in collaboration with doctors from hospitals around the
country is undertaking a programme study.
It was a unique traditional event, organized in Athens
for the fifth year in a row, which included the participation and support of
Greek companies. Mrs. Emy Trikardos magically decorated the Grand Ballroom
of Grand Bretagne as a snowy landscape. The luncheon attendees were welcomed
by the President of the Board of Directors of Lifeline Hellas, Mr. John
Tricardos, HRH Crown Prince Alexander and HRH Crown Princess Katherine whose
speeches enhanced this event.
Wonderful speeches were given about medical work in
Serbia and the Foundation of Princess Katherine by Prof. Dr. Nebojsa
Radunovic, Director of the Institute for Gynecology and Obstetrics at the
Clinical Centre of Serbia and Prof. Dr. Alexander Ljubic, Deputy Director of
the Institute for Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Clinical Centre of
The humanitarian lunch the slogan was “from children to
children”, and there was exquisite entertainment programme, with children
from the ballet department and a choir from Polka Froelen Educational Group.
A special film showing the humanitarian work of HRH Crown Princess Katherine
Lifeline Humanitarian Organization supports people in
need in Serbia regardless of religion or ethnic origin.
The list of attendees included:
HE Mr. Daniel V. Speckhard, United States Ambassador to
Greece with his spouse Dr. Ann Speckhard who gave a very moving speech about
her recent stay in Serbia. Mrs. Lisa Evert, the wife of former President of
New Democracy, Mrs. Elaine Farnaud the wife of French Ambassador to Greece,
HE Mrs. Ljiljana Bacevic, Serbian Ambassador to Greece, Mrs. Katerina
Lavrentiadis, the wife of President of the Alapis Company, Mrs. Katerina
Sofianos, the President of Soft Medica.
MR. AND MRS. LAVRENTIADIS OWNERS THE ALAPIS COMPANY,
VICKY MICHALIS, L’ARTE DI ARTEMIDE, SEMELI ESTATES, HELLINOEKTIPOTIKI, V.S
KAROULIAS AVEEP, STUDIO KOMINIS and COCA COLA 3E.
Greek companies who supported this event were:
SAMOURKA FOUNDATION, ASA DEVELOPMENT SA, BAMBINERIA, L’
ARTE DI ARTEMIDE, MOTOR OIL HELLAS, NAVIOS MARITIME HOLDINGS INC, NESTLE
HELLAS SA, UBS AG, Ε. ΜΑLAMATINAS & SON ΑEVΕ, OCEAN BULK, ECTS GLION,
KOSMOCAR, KAPPA RESEARCH, THEODOROULOS LEGAL ADVISORS, OLYMPUS PLAZA.
Additional donations were received from:
Mrs Sofia Kousta, Mrs. Lilly Alevroyiannis, Mrs. Julia
Areteou, Mrs. Yvonne Vlachou, Mrs. Mr & Mrs. Konstantine Karmaniola and
Eleni Karmaniola-Hatzilakou, Mrs. Elli and Linda Capsis, Mrs Katerina
Papastefanou, Mrs. Naya Flerianou, Mrs Giftopoulou Roula, Mr & Mrs Dimitris
and Evelyn Maniou, Mr and Mrs Zisis Boukouvalas and Alkistis Prinou, Mrs