Royal support for the telethon

Princess Mette-Marit, Queen Sonja,OSLO. Princess Mette-Marit, Queen Sonja, President of the Red Cross Sven Mollekleiv and general secretary Åsne Havnelid.Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will be patrons of this year’s telethon, for the Norwegian Red Cross and their efforts to help victims of war and and other conflicts.

In this year’s telethon the money will go to people affected by some of the greatest humanitarian crises. We are very pleased that both the Queen and the Crown Princess will be patrons of the Telethon. Both actively support the work of the Red Cross,  the president of the Red Cross, Sven Mollekleiv, said.
The  money from the Telethon  will go to Red Cross work in nine countries: Syria, Lebanon, Sudan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Myanmar, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The money also will be used in helping refugees who have come to Norway.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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