TRH Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, accompanied by the representatives of the Greek Government and many other important guests, attended the 17th annual Christmas Charity Gala Dinner, organized by the Humanitarian organization Lifeline Greece, whose patron is Her Royal Highness. The event this year was named “A letter to Santa Claus” and was held on Friday, 9 December 2022 at the Grande Bretagne Hotel in Athens, to support the Neonatology Department of “Attikon” University General Hospital by providing new incubators.
This very successful humanitarian event resulted in providing three new incubators for the hospital. It was held in the presence of H.E. Mr. George James Tsunis, the Ambassador of the United States of America in Greece, HE Mr. Takis Theodorikakos, the Minister of Civil Protection in the Government of Greece, HE Mr. Kostis Hatzidakis, the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Mr. Lefteris Avgenakis, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports, Mr. Haris Theocharis, Greek Parliament Representative, Professor Dr. Afksendiyos Kalangos, world famous expert in the field of cardiac surgery, with his wife, Mrs. Nataliia Shatelen, Dr. David Horner, the President of the American College of Greece, Board Members of Lifeline Greece, and many other prominent people. It was not possible for all those interested in supporting the cause to attend, since all the available places were sold out.
HRH Crown Prince Alexander welcomed the esteemed guests and thanked the Ambassador, representatives of the Greek Government, the Board of Directors, and all friends of Lifeline for their great support and for achieving a successful event. The President of Lifeline Greece, Dr. Zisis Boukouvalas made an extensive report on the work of the organization during the year and thanked all the sponsors, supporters, and participants of the evening.
The attendees were especially moved by HRH Crown Princess Katherine’s speech, as she referred to the value of love and giving in life. “I send my gratitude to all those who supported this event and help the work of Lifeline Greece. It is always important to help and provide for those who are in need, and your determination and willingness to provide support are remarkable. I learned it at a very young age, my parents, who were great Greek philanthropists taught me The Joy of Giving by their own example.
By helping the Neonatology Department of “Attikon” University General Hospital you have made it possible for many young lives to be saved and made a great difference for the well-being of those who need it the most – our newborn babies. Your generosity is making a difference in the world we live in”, stated Crown Princess Katherine.