WHITE PALACE TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS RECEPTIONS FOR CHILDREN
Belgrade, 10 January 2011 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown
Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine together with His Grace Bishop
Lavrentije of Sabac, hosted today at the White Palace the traditional Christmas
receptions for children from all over Serbia without parental care, children
with special needs, Roma children, refugee and internally displaced children.
The children enjoyed themselves and played with entertainer
Pedjolino and Cigra Animators, and received various presents from the Royal
Couple, provided by numerous donors from Greece and Serbia: Coca Cola HBC, Kika
Loznica-socks , Adra, Paracinka Paracin ad, Al Grosso, Rio Valjevo, Pionir ad,
Mogyi Trade, Labyrinth d.o.o, Cokolend ad, Ishrana produkt, Dexy Co, Slatka
kuca-Novi Sad, „Mala Moda Marija“, Hra company, Zacharias company, Star company,
Vendras company, Iliohamogelo school, Hasbro company, Antenna group, Sklavenitis
Super Market, Lapin house, Much, King toys, Mrs. Frida Tsakiroglou.
Also present were donors from Greece Mr. Nikolaos Konstantas,
Mrs. Kaliroy Apostolidou and Mr. Patroklos Kiousis, and Mr. Gerard and Mrs. Maja
Le Roux from Serbia.
More than 1200 children ages 3 to 12, had the opportunity to
feel and share the joy of Christmas with Their Royal Highnesses.
The first reception was organized for the children without
parental care from Belgrade, Pancevo and Sremska Kamenica, Roma children from
Belgrade, Valjevo, Ripanj and Kostolac, as well as children of victims of war
from Novi Beograd and Vozdovac and children of the Association of Egyptian
The second reception was organized for children with
disabilities from Belgrade, Nis, Vranje, Subotica, Kovin and Schools for
Children with developmental problems from Belgrade.
The third reception was organized for children without
parental care from Nis, Aleksinac, Sombor, Negotin, Nova Crnja, Uzice,
Kragujevac, Roma and socially disadvantaged children from Ada, Vojvodina and
children from refugee camp from Bujanovac.
Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine together
with His Grace Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac welcomed the children, wishing them
all the best for Christmas and the New Year.