HRH CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE DELIVERS MEDICAL EQUIPMENT WORTH 40,300 EUROS TO CACAK HOSPITAL
HRH Crown Princess Katherine visited Cacak General Hospital and officially delivered medical equipment worth 40,300 Euros to the Paediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynaecology and ENT-Maxillofacial Surgery departments.
The donation of a new Samsung ultrasound machine worth 31,200 Euros was the result of the Lifeline London 25th Anniversary dinner at the Claridge’s Hotel in London, in the presence of TRH Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, as well as the Minister of Health of the Republic of Serbia Dr. Zlatibor Loncar.
Also there was the donation of a new Cardiotocography (CTG) monitor for pregnant women worth 4,100 Euros from the Lifeline New York Humanitarian Organization, whose patron is HRH Crown Princess Katherine, and a dental chair Sirona, worth 5,000 Euros, was the donation of Project C.U.R.E. humanitarian organization from Denver, Colorado.
“My husband and I are helping our people wherever they might be, as Serbia is not only Belgrade and I am happy to deliver medical equipment to other hospitals as well” – said HRH Crown Princess Katherine in her speech.
During her visit, HRH Crown Princess Katherine was accompanied by Mrs. Beatrice Grozdanic and Mr. Lazar Vukovic, board member of the Lifeline London Humanitarian Organization, as well as Mrs. Maruska Topalovic, long-time supporter of humanitarian activities of HRH Crown Princess Katherine and very successful businesswoman from Cacak.
Present were also Dr. Danijela Urosevic, Assistant Minister of Health of the Republic of Serbia – Sector for European Integrations and International Cooperation who delivered a speech, Mr. Milun Todorovic, the Mayor of Cacak, Dr. Radoslav Milosevic, Director of the General Hospital in Cacak, as well as the entire medical staff of the Hospital, who thanked HRH Crown Princess Katherine for the valuable donation.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine’s Foundation already donated valuable medical equipment worth over 100,000 Euros to Cacak General Hospital in April this year and HRH Crown Princess Katherine assured that her Foundation will continue supporting this hospital also in the future.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, along with Lifeline United Kingdom Humanitarian Organization, hosted the 25th anniversary gala dinner to raise funds in aid of children’s hospitals in Serbia.
This humanitarian event was hosted at the Claridge’s hotel in London where His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander was born on 17 July 1945 when the British Government under the orders of Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill declared suite 212 a Yugoslav territory.
“I would like to thank the President of Lifeline United Kingdom Mr. Robert Valentine and the Vice President Mrs. Pat Fisher for their hard work and devotion to Lifeline for the last 25 years I would also like to thank Mr. Lazar Vukovic for his hard work and for organizing this event. This, now already the traditional humanitarian dinner at Claridge’s, this year is aimed at providing much needed medical supplies for children hospitals in Serbia. My humanitarian efforts for Serbia started 25 years ago by providing medical equipment for the University Children’s Hospital in Belgrade. Children, their health and their well-being are in the very core of all humanitarian activities of my Foundation in Belgrade and all Lifeline Humanitarian organizations whose patron I am. There is a very difficult situation with children hospitals in Serbia and they need to be equipped properly, much better than now, in order for our doctors and nurses to provide appropriate care for our sick children. Our children, our people and our heroic doctors and nurses are waiting for us to help them, and I am very grateful to all of you who came today to help. It is upon us here today to determine how deep mark we will leave for the future of our children hospitals and for the future of our children”, said HRH Crown Princess Katherine.
The gala dinner showcased various entertainment such as the Serbian Folklore group “Kud Rastko”, David Horvat on violin and Phil Holding and Emanuela Zetic, British ballroom champions.
A live auction was held with thanks to Thomas Austin of Sotheby’s, with the painting of the artist Cile Marinkovic, following Vuk Vuckovic who generously presented his art piece – “London” print on canvas and dresses from Roksanda Ilincic. Studio Maruska has also greatly helped in organization of the event.
The anniversary gala dinner was attended by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philip and Princess Danica, HE Dr. Zlatibor Loncar, Minister of Health of Republic of Serbia, HE Mrs. Aleksandra Joksimovic, Ambassador of Serbia in Great Britain, Mr. Milan Cile and Mrs. Beba Marinkovic, Princess Danica’s parents, TRH Princess Katarina and Princess Fallon, Lifeline United Kingdom Board members and many other guests.
Lifeline Humanitarian Organization is an international effort founded in 1993 as an urgent response to the tragic situation in the former Yugoslavia, which was afflicted by conflict and sanctions. HRH Crown Princess Katherine has strived to obtain and channel help through Lifeline and has been an active patron ever since.
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