Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine officially opened the traditional Christmas Charity Bazaar of handicrafts of refugee women from Former Yugoslav republics, Middle East and North-East Asia, socially vulnerable women, and children with special needs, at the “Kombank dvorana” in Belgrade. Total revenue from the sale of the handicrafts is intended to help these vulnerable groups.
The opening of the Charity Bazaar was also attended by Mr. Vladimir Cucic, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration, HRH Princess Maria da Gloria of Orleans and Bragança, Duchess of Segorbe, HRH Princess Anne of France, Mrs. Betty Roumeliotis, sister of HRH Crown Princess Katherine, as well as the representatives of the diplomatic corps and members of the Advisory Bodies of the Crown.
“I am very glad to greet you at the Christmas Bazaar and to thank the management of Kombank dvorana for this great venue. You have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful handicrafts made by these creative women and their associations. Dear ladies, you are brave, because you support your families with your hands. Your skills and creativity are enriching both your and our everyday life. I am happy because children with special needs are also present here with their works. All proceeds from this Bazaar are intended to support these women and children with special needs. So I urge you to help by purchasing the exhibited items and by inviting your friends to come to the Bazaar. We are looking forward to great receptions at the white palace when we will deliver Christmas gifts to the children without parental care. I wish everyone a lot of success and happy holidays”, said HRH Crown Princess Katherine.
Crown Princess Katherine and her Foundation have been organizing Charity Christmas and Easter Bazaars for many years to help displaced persons, refugees and socially vulnerable people who support their families by selling these beautiful handicrafts. More than 30 exhibitors from all over Serbia will participate at this year’s Bazaar. The Crown Princess Katherine Foundation is grateful for the kindness and hospitality of the management of Kombank dvorana and Kafeterija for the refreshments.
Christmas Bazaar of the handicrafts will be open today until 7:00 pm at Kombank dvorana.