Princess Marie Opens Refurbished Charity Shop
Princess Marie was in Tønder today, as patron of the DanChurchAid organisation. Her visit was to officially open the recently refurbished charity thrift shop run by the organisation.
The thrift shop, which opened in 1982, was renovated in the past few months to create a larger premises. Princess Marie met with the volunteers who run the store, as well as the store’s manager, Else Rasmussen, and the Secretary General of DanChurchAid, Henrik Stubkjær. The Deputy Mayor of Tønder, Peter Christensen, also attended the opening.
During her browse around the store, the Princess picked up some new clothes for her infant daughter, Princess Athena. She was also given a set of children’s bedlinen made of old shirts by DanChurchAid.
DanChurchAid, of which Princess Marie has been patron since 2011, operates over 120 thrift stores across Denmark, the first of which was opened forty years ago. The organisation’s stores made a profit of 19.5millionDKK in 2011. They work to assist the “world’s poorest people in their struggle for a life with dignity.”Filed under Danish Royals
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