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The Crown Prince becomes patron of this year's telethon

Norway Today
23/04/2014
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Crown Prince Haakon has agreed to be patron when NCA will raise funds in this year's telethon.
Crown Prince Haakon has agreed to be patron when NCA will raise funds in this year's telethon .
The proceeds from the telethon will go to the NCA's projects to ensure access to clean water and safe sanitation in several countries in Asia and Africa.
- Through the crown prince's commitment to the UN , he is already well acquainted with the seventh millennium goal , where one of the indicators is access to water . It fits perfectly , he is patron of this year's telethon " Water changes everything ," said Secretary General Anne - Marie Helland NCA in a statement.
Helland says 3.5 million man hours are saved every day by providing permanent water access for one million people.
- To strengthen several of these positive effects will NCA in addition to building wells and rainwater collection systems , set up latrines and work to improve sanitation and hygiene , says Helland .
TV campaign is the largest fundraising and this year celebrates its 40th anniversary . Since the start of the telethon in 1974, the Norwegian people have contributed with seven billion kroner.
This year's telethon will be held on Sunday 19 October.
 
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today 
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