Sunday, July 20, 2014

Vacation for all

Their royal highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited on Thursday volunteers and participants on the summer camp the Red Cross arrange on Haraldvigen outside of Kristiansand. «Vacation for all» is a free vacation offer for families who have financial issues

Crown Princess Mette-Marit on a canoe trip with Betty (7), Joshua (2) and Kristin in Røde Kors (Foto: Thomas Andre Syvertsen, Røde Kors)
 The Red Cross makes sure all families gets the opportunity to go on vacation together. The stay gives the family with bad economy a possibility to create memories together.

Heraldvigen Summer camp has this week had 65 children and adults, together with volunteers from the Red Cross. The participants has been apart of several indoor-and outdoor activities such as fishing, swimming in the sea, canoeing, sailing, etc.

The Crown Prince Couple was welcomed Heraldvigen by the camp leader Øistein Hagen. Acting Secretary-General in Red Cross Grete Herlofsen then gave the couple a briefing on vacation offer.
Foto: Thomas Andre Syvertsen, Røde Kors
During the hour long visit the Crown Prince Couple toured the island, and they participated in a conversation with a family staying at the camp.

Foto: Thomas Andre Syvertsen, Røde Kors

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