The Serbian Council of Great Britain held an online fundraising concert as a call to action during the COVID Crisis. The concert “We Are in This Together” was co-hosted by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia who is the patron of the “Lifeline” charity organisation.
Funds that were raised for the healthcare systems in the UK and Serbia were to be split; 50% of proceeds will go to the NHS while 50% will go to Lifeline in Serbia. The online concert had performances by RJ Gibb, son of the late Robin Gibb from The Bee Gees, magician Andrew Eborn and the Serbian pop star Boban Rajovic among others.
Her Royal Highness’ message to the concert:
“Good evening. As we are going through this crisis all over the world and millions of people are suffering we are here in this lovely concert, together. This is a time that we need to unite and care for one another. Together, we can do it. But we need each and everyone to support our effort this evening, and to make it possible for us to achieve the goals in helping these two health systems in our two countries. Lifeline humanitarian organisation, which is a United Kingdom registered charity, has been working for over 25 years in sending medical equipment to the hospitals in Serbia. Now we have an opportunity to help them again. This time we want to help two countries, both health systems and people who are suffering in both places. I thank you, my husband and I, from the bottom of our hearts. We thank you for supporting us at this difficult time. Thank you very much.”
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.