Sunday, July 7, 2013

Charities to Benefit from the Wedding of Félix and Claire

For decades it has been the custom for royal couples to request that their friends, family and general well wishers make donations to charity in lieu of gifts. Prince Félix and his lovely Claire are continuing this custom.

The princely couple have designated two charities who they hope will benefit from their request for donations in lieu of gifts. While one of the beneficiaries is a Luxembourgish charity, the other one operates in Germany, Claire Lademacher's country of birth.

Out of many possible options, she and Prince Felix chose the Initiative Liewensufan, a pregnancy, childbirth and parenting centre in the Grand Duchy whose aim it is to to improve circumstances in which women give birth by providing prospective and new parents with information and support. For more information have a look at their website.

The other chosen charity is the Björn Schulz Stiftung from Germany. The foundation helps families who have children who suffer from cancer or chronic illnesses as well as children, teenagers and young adults until the age of 35 with hardly healable or incurable illnesses. Again, more information is available on their website.

In case you would like to make a donation to one of those charities, the cour grand-ducale provides guidance on how to do so.

Source: Cour grand-ducale