Queen Silvia as Patron of the May Flower Association

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Nov 8, 2002
STOCKHOLM 20030311 - Sweden's Queen Silvia receives this years mayflower from children from the school of Funaesdalen, northern Sweden, at Stockholm castle Tueasday, March 11, 2003. School children has sold the traditional mayflower since the year 1907 in favour of disabled and sick children. The flower is sold in the form of a pin or sticker and has a new colour every year.

picture from www.polfoto.dk



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Today Queen Silvia awarded the yearly diplomas for the National Association of Majblomman (children's help organisation) at the Royal Palace of Stockholm today, Thursday 10 March, picture from the Royal Court:


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More pictures from yesterday, Thursday March 10, when Queen Silvia awarded the yearly diplomas for the National Association of Majblomman (children's help organisation) at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, pictures from Fotomarktplatz:


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Today the Queen purchased the first Majblomma (mayflower) pin of the year from pupils from a Stockholm school at the Royal Palace. The money from this, which will be sold around the country for a few weeks now (as it is every spring) will go to children in need. Last year was a record year in the sales of this pin.

The Queen with the pupils at the Royal Palce, the first photo is from the Royal Court and the two others from Fotomarktplatz:


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During a ceremony at the Royal Palace of Stockholm yesterday, the Queen awarded a diploma to students of the Kvinneby School in Linköping for winning The National Association of The Mayflower’s fundraising competition 2005 (selling the most mayflower pins).

In connection to this ceremony, four chosen researchers were presented with aid from the organisation (along with the already 26 other research projects that receive economic support for their research about improving childrens health and life quality).

Picture by Pressens Bild/Scanpix via the Royal Court's website.


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Several images from 19 April 2006
(from facetoface)

3-6 : The Queen receives children who sell May Flower


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Queen Silvia hands over a diploma of May Flower Collection to Karolina Scout Oskar Ohlzon at the Stockholm Royal Palace September 3, 2008, Oskar and his Karolina Scout's members sold may flowers for an estimated 20 000 euros.
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Student's Anna Johansson and Björn Frykmo from Adolf Fredriks
school traditionally sold the first May Day flower to Queen Silvia
at a ceremony at the Royal Castle in Stockholm, Sweden, April
20 , 2009. The May Day organisation has since 1907 donated the
money raised by the May Day flowers to projects in benefit of the
children in Sweden.

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Queen Silvia bought on Tuesday the year's first Mayflower pins at
the Royal Palace in Stockholm, April 13, 2010.
The Queen is the highest patron of the Mayflower Charity Foundation,
which is Sweden’s largest Child help organisation, and buys the very
first Mayflower each year. Bahar Garmiani and Linnea Hultqvist from
Maltesholms´s school had the honor of selling this year's flower that
is light blue.

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And here's an additional article about the Mayflower event:

** En glad drottning köpte årets första Majblomma **
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Queen Silvia presented the diplomas to the winners of the Mayflower's money
collection contest at the traditional ceremony at the Stockholm Palace on
September 29, 2010. Children in grades 4-6 on Kvinneby school in Linkoping
became the winner of the Mayflower's collection contest.

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The queen bought on Tuesday the year's first Mayflower pin (Majblomman) at the Royal Palace.
Drottningen köpte årets första majblomma - Sveriges Kungahus
Gallery, Per-Anders Rydelius, Chairman of the Stockholm May Flower association donated a collection of all seventy May Flowers sold through the years to Queen Silvia. Oumo Bayo and Ruben Soderlund both from Katarina Sodra School sixth grade in Stockholm participated and sold this years first may flower to the Queen.
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It was interesting to learn about the May Day flowers.
It is nice that the flowers are a different color each year.
Queen Silvia bought today this year's first Mayflower pins from Albin Junehammar and Malin Ohlsson at the Royal Palace.


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Albin has sold mayflowers many years by school, and last year he collected at his own area over 100 000 SEK. Albin is 14 years old and comes from Linköping. Malin has sold mayflowers many years by scouts. She lives in Ljunghusen and is a member of Ljungens Sea Scouts. Last year 13-year old Malin sold Mayflowers almost for 60 000 SEK.
Drottningen, barnen och den allra första majblomman - Majblommans Riksförbund

From Majblomman's Instagram, Albin and Malin arrived to the courtyard.
With the queen

The Queen thanked both Albin and Malin for being good role models and commitment to those who are struggling.
Albin Junehammar describes the meeting with Queen Silvia very nice.
- It felt exciting and you felt that it is an honor to have been selected to receive to go there, he says.
After meeting with the Queen, they got to walk around the Palace to sell Mayflowers to those who work there.
- The queen picked out what she wanted to buy and her lady in waiting paid, Albin notes.
Malin Ohlsson thought at first that it was not true when she found out that she would have to go up to the Royal Court.
- It's a very big deal to get to do this. It felt great to meet her, she says.
Drottning Silvia köpte första Majblomman Nyheter Expressen
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