Saturday, December 7, 2013

First Ladies at Work

Photos: Marc Wilwert / Luxemburger Wort /, Nils Vollmar / Liechtensteiner Volksblatt
Yesterday, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa welcomed humanitarian Maggy Barankitse for an audience at the palais. Already a few days ago and missed by us, the Grand Duchess and Mrs Barankitse attended celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the aid organisation Maison Shalom, which is supported by the Fondation du Grand-Duc et de la Grand-Duchesse. For pictures and more information have a look at both Wort and the website of the cour.

Also yesterday, Princess Marie celebrated the 25th anniversary of the aid organisation Hilfswerk Liechtenstein. Even though it was only officially founded in 1987, the roots of the Hilfswerk lie in 1985 when Liechtensteiners donated food and clothes to be brought to Poland. Since its official establishment, the organisation has made aid deliveries to the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Romania, Moldova, the Ukraine and other countries. It also supports families and children in need in Liechtenstein and Switzerland, the number of which becomes increasing in recent years. Vaterland has more visuals of last night's event.

Sources: Wort, CGD, Volksblatt

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