HUMANITARIAN LUNCH “A LETTER TO SANTA CLAUS” IN ATHENS
AT THE “GRANDE BRETAGNE” HOTEL, ATHENS
Under the patronage of Their Royal Highnesses
Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia
Athens, 2 December 2010 - The Christmas Humanitarian lunch
which is traditionally takes place in Athens in early December every year was
organized by Lifeline Hellas Humanitarian Organizationwww.lifelineaid.org at the
“Grande Bretagne” Hotel in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince
Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia. The aim of the Humanitarian
Lunch is to support the cardiological departments of the children’s Hospital
Tirsova in Serbia and the children's hospital “P.&A. Kyriakou” in Athens.
It was a unique event, organized for the seventh year in a
row, which included the participation and support of Greek companies. The Grand
Ballroom of Grand Bretagne was magically decorated by Mrs. Emy Trikardos (L’Arte
Di Artemide). The luncheon attendees were welcomed by the President of the Board
of Directors of Lifeline Hellas, Mr. Ioannis Trikardos, HRH Crown Prince
Alexander and HRH Crown Princess Katherine whose speeches enhanced this event.
Her Highness emphasized in her speech the needs of the Serbian hospitals and the
meaning and joy of giving. Short speeches addressed also by HE the Serbian
Ambassador in Greece, Mr. Zupanjevic and the Head of the cardiological
department of the children’s Hospital “P.&A. Kyriakou” Dr. George Papadopoulos .
The humanitarian lunch exemplified an exquisite entertainment
program, performed by the talented jazz group “Turning Blue” . A special film
depicting the humanitarian work of HRH Crown Princess Katherine and the needs of
the cardiological department in Tirsova children hospital was also projected.
Lifeline Humanitarian Organization supports people in need in
Serbia and Greece.
Among the attendees were: Mrs. Alison Andrews, daughter of
the Royal Couple and Dr Angie Maragaritis-Andrews, daughter in law of the Royal
Couple, HE the Ambassador of Serbia, the representative of New Democracy Party
Mr. Panos Panagiotopoulos, the spouse of the Honorary President of New Democracy
Party Mrs Evert Liza, the Head of the cardiological department of the children’s
Hospital “P.&A. Kyriakou” Dr. George Papadopoulos, Dr. Chrysanthy Routzouni,
members of Lifeline Hellas Board, Mrs Emi Tricardos, Mr. Dimitris Paraskevas,
Mr. Evgenios Pierris, Mrs. Maria Kontou, Mrs. Nada Geroulanos, Mrs. Fleur
Potamianou. Also attending the charity Mr. and Mrs. George Davlas, Mrs. Karolina
The sponsors of the Gala were the following companies: L’ARTE
DI ARTEMIDE (decoration) Mrs Emmy Trikardos, HELLINOEKTIPOTIKI (printing
material) Mrs Anna Kotsini, E. MALAMATINAS & SON AEVE (champagnes)Mr. And Mrs.
Kostas and Katerina Malamatina, COCA COLA 3E (soft drinks and bottled water) Mr
& Mrs George and Kaity David, VICKY M (silver gifts for attendees) Mrs. Vicky
Michalis, MARSHMALLOW (cookies gifts for attendees)Mrs. Argyro Kalogiratou,
KOTSONIS (envelopes) Mr Ioannis Kotsonis, KOURTAKIS Mr. Vassilis
The companies who supported this event were: TRICARDOS SA, L’
ARTE DI ARTEMIDE,MOTOR OIL HELLAS, NAVIOSMARITIME HOLDINGS INC, UBS AG, Ε.
ΜΑLAMATINAS & SON ΑEVΕ, KOSMOCAR,KORN FERRY, VICKY M,NOMIKOS TRANSWORLDMARITIME
AGENCIES SA.,COSTAR SHIPMANAGEMENT, EUROBANKEFG, CLUB HOTEL CASINOLOUTRAKI, KAPA
STUDIOSKARAGIANNIS, OTE, I &S. SKLAVENITIS, PAPADOPOULOS SA, ANAGENNISIS PLASTIC
Additional donations supporting this event were given by Mrs.
Ersi Agiostratiti, Mr. Giorgos Gerardos, Mrs. Nasia Papamanoli, Mrs. Dimitra
Mountzouri, Mrs. Marina Giavroglou, Dr. Chrysanthi Routzouni, Mr. Niko Saraveas,
Mrs. Efi Papastylou – Laloudaki, Mrs. Sofia Vitali, Mrs. Roula Gyftopoulou, Mrs.
Kiki Kontoverou, Mrs. Irini Daifa, Mrs. Efi Zioga, Mrs. SoniaSavaurdic, Mrs.
Antigonis Metaxatou, Mrs. Stella Karaindros, Dr. Paraskevi Sakka, Mr. and Mrs.
Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Mrs. Georgia Palatianou, Mrs. Nansy Mathioudaki, Mrs.
Katerina Kairi, Mts. Evlabia Moisoglou,Mrs. Maria Gertsou, Mr. and Mrs. Nikolaos
Konstantas, Mrs.Elli Kapsi, Mr. Gerasimos Kalpogiannakis Mrs. Moira Moundrea,
Mrs. Lila Embirikou, Mrs. Lilian Zellou, Mrs. Agathi Peppa, Mrs. Linta Kapsi,
Mrs. Katerina Argyrou, Mr. Giorgos Gennatos, Dr. and Mrs. Zisis Boukouvalas,
Mrs. Mary Papadopoulou, Mrs. Alexandra Stamatiou, Mrs. Elsa Alamanioti, Mrs.
Afroditi Athanasiadou, Mrs Athina Gavrili, Mrs. Titina Patera, Mrs. Ainta
Mavroskoti, Mrs. Giasmin Iokonomopoulou, Mrs. Litsa Lavda, Mrs. Dora Smachliou,
Mrs. Stella Kokkosalaki, Mrs. Agi Karagiannis, Mrs. Dorothy Papapostolou, Mrs.
Matina Papadopoulou, Mrs. Athina Markomichelaki, Mrs. Kelly Xyni, Mrs. Maria
Tsiggou, Mrs. Katerina Sivrika, Mrs. Deppy Sideraki, Mr. Antonis Fetokakis, Mrs.
Athina Siouti, Mrs. Dimitra Nikolovgeni, Mrs. Diana Zoupa, Mrs. Lana Mandila.