Tuesday, December 24, 2013

International Peace Light and Other News

Photo: Nils Vollmar / Liechtensteiner VB
On Friday, the International Peace Light arrived in Liechtenstein and the country's scouts brought it to the people, among them the Princely Family. A group of scouts was welcomed at the chapel of Schloss Vaduz by Hereditary Prince Alois. Now in its 27th year, the Peace Light from Bethlehem campaign was originally organised by the Austrian Broadcasting Company (ORF) and was part of a large charitable relief mission for children in need in Austria and abroad called Light into Darkness. Since then it has greatly expanded and the light is now travelling from Bethlehem, where it is lit by an Austrian child in the Natavity Grotto, to more than 30 countries each year.

Already last week, Princess Marie welcomed the ladies of the association 5 Weiber at the Schloss to receive a donation for the children's home in Gamander which is operated by the Liechtenstein Red Cross that the Princess is the president of. The (despite their name) six ladies have been busy knitting this year and sold their self-made beanies at the Christmas market in Vaduz with all of their profits, 23,700 Swiss franc to be exact, going to the children's home. To see a picture, check out their Facebook page.

Source: Volksblatt, International Peace Light

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