Lifeline Humanitarian Organisation (www.pkfond.rs) led by patron Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katarina, was organised a successful Charity cocktail and auction in London to raise funds and awareness about the importance of helping children with disabilities from Serbia. Auction items – paintings and clothes, donated by Serbian painter Cile Marinković and famous designer Roksanda Ilinčić.
This unique project that combines art and humanity idea originated from Alison, daughter of Their Royal Highnesses, and Danica Marinković, artist and daughter of Cile Marinković. “At the beginning I want to thank all the good people who responded to the call of my Foundation and Lifeline Humanitarian Organisation to help this magnificent project. I thank the representatives of the Lifeline organisation Patricia Fisher and Robert Valentine, British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, board members, Vesna Petković, Jadranka Dervišević-Kitarić, Lazar Vuković, Marija Anđelković, Olga Mikhaylova and Cindy Christodoulou, Mr. Brent Sandler and his wife, Sotheby’s and Vimens clubs, media representatives, and many companies and volunteers who made this event possible. Thanks to the gathering of influential artists like Cile Marinković and Roksanda Ilinčić, as well as linking with important partners from the UK, we organised this beautiful exhibition and auction to help our children. When you connect art, kindness and love you obtain formula for Humanity, the formula for a better and more beautiful tomorrow” said Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katarina.
The auction was attended by the children of Their Royal Highnesses, Hereditary Prince Peter, Prince Philip and Princess Alison, designer Roksanda Ilinčić with her husband Philip Bueno de Mesquita, painter Cile Marinković and his wife and daughter, H E Mr. Ognjen Pribićević, Serbian Ambassador to the UK, Sir Paul Judge, with his wife, President of the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce and patron “of Cambridge Judge Business School“, prof. Nadi Hakim, one of the best surgeons in the world who on this occasion gave his portrait sculpture, Lady Forte to Crown Prince Alexander, Lord Stevens, as well as many other prominent personalities from Serbia and Great Britain.