FUNDRAISING EVENT AT THE ROYAL PALACE IN AID OF JAPAN
Belgrade, 13 April 2011 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander,
Crown Princess Katherine and Prince Philip in cooperation with Art Ival Company
and in the presence of HE Mr. Toshio Tsunosaki, Ambassador of Japan to Serbia,
hosted tonight at the Royal Palace a fundraising event in aid of victims of
earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March this year.
Especially for this occasion Art Ival Company produced 25 unique chocolate
eggs that were bid for in a silent auction. The chocolate eggs that were
presented tonight are the work of art of chocolate masters Snezana Nastasijevic,
Dejan Kovacevic and Damir Mijovic. The weight of the bigger eggs is 1,5 kg and
of the smaller ones 300 grams.
At the official ceremony led by the famous Serbian anchor Voja Nedeljkovic,
speeches were delivered by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and
Crown Princess Katherine as well as His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan and
Mr. Rade Vucicevic, Founder of Art Ival Company.
In her speech Crown Princess Katherine pointed out: “It makes me very happy
to see that there are many people of good heart in Serbia that are ready to
help. The people in Japan have gone through very rough times, that are
unfortunately not over and they need all the help they can get. I hope you will
enjoy the programme and that all chocolate eggs will be sold”
Art Ival Company is a long-lasting associate of the HRH Crown Princess
Katherine Foundation and a Royal Warrant. In the past they supported many
humanitarian events, the biggest one was for the Breast Cancer Awareness
We would like to thank all those who have helped and supported this
humanitarian action, String Quartet "Intermezzo, Johnnie Light and Sound, Mr.
Zlatko Djordjevic, Mr. Bosko Gajic. Also, Easter eggs were purchased by Their
Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Princess Katherine and Prince
Philip, HE Mr. Toshio Tsunosaki, Ambassador of Japan, HE Mr. Armando Varricchio,
Ambassador of Italy to Serbia, Serbian Posts, Trpkovic Bakery, Bird Express,
Association of business women, Dimnicar, Paral d.o.o, Logo, Irkom d.o.o, Sun
Production, Janovic, Ms. Jelena Tanaskovic, Ms. Biljana Trifunovic, Ms. Ljiljana
Djujic, Mr. Ljubomir Djerkovic, Ms. Jelica Simonovic, Mr. Sava Petrovic, Ms.
Vesna Matkovic, Ms. Aleksandra Velimirovic, Ms. Radica Jerkovic.