In last week, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia officially opened the traditional Easter Bazaar of handicrafts made by women refugees and children with special needs in Mercator Center in Belgrade. All the revenue from the sale of the handicrafts is intended to help vulnerable groups.
The opening of the bazaar was attended by Mr. Vladimir Cucic, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia, representatives of the diplomatic corps as well as the numerous guests from cultural and public life of Serbia.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the traditional Easter Bazaar and to thank the management of Mercator Center who enabled us to organize the Bazaar in this beautiful area. You will have the opportunity to see and enjoy the lovely handicrafts made by these creative women and their associations. Producing handicrafts, these ladies support their families in the most difficult times, and all proceeds from the bazaar will be used to support these women, their families and their associations. I wish everyone much success and thank you for your great support“, said Crown Princess Katherine during the opening.
The Serbian royal couple has, for many years, been working to improve the situation of people experiencing difficulties The couple were in London at the start of February for another fundraiser. On that occasion, they participated in a charity cocktail and auction at the University Women’s Club in London to raise funds and awareness for the treatment of children with disabilities in Serbia. They also spoke to Royal Central’s Senior Correspondent, Oskar Aanmoen, during a charity dinner in London in February.
In 1993, Crown Princess Katherine founded the Lifeline Humanitarian Organisation which currently has offices in Chicago, New York, Toronto, London and Athens. This organisation, together with the HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation, works to collect money for medical equipment that has been delivered to numerous hospitals in Serbia.
If you want to read more about the HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation and the Lifeline Humanitarian Organisation, you can do so here.