BELhospice introduced the concept of palliative care in Serbia 16 years ago and during that period provided free of charge home care to over 2,100 cancer patients in advanced stages of illness and provided support to their family members. Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of patients and their families when affected by cancer, offering medical care for the patient, psycho-social support and spiritual counselling to both patient and the family.

Each year, more than 12,000 people in Belgrade need this type of support in their battle with the incurable illness. Less than 10% of them currently have access to it. BELhospice vision is that all patients in Serbia suffering from cancer in advanced stages receive proper palliative care, at the appropriate time, so that they can live every moment with dignity, alongside their loved ones.

In October 2018, BELhospice inaugurated the Day Care Centre which will provide free of charge services to 20 cancer patients and their family members on a daily basis.

Despite that Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princesses Katherine lived in exile for many years, Crown Princess Katherine always had her country in her heart. During these difficult years, Crown Princess Katherine provided through her hard work a very large amount of humanitarian aid that was distributed throughout the former Yugoslavia. The Crown Princess believes that there are no borders in suffering, since race and ethnicity do not matter. In 1993 Crown Princess Katherine founded Lifeline Humanitarian Organization with offices in the United States (Chicago and New York), Canada (Toronto), United Kingdom (London) and Greece (Athens).

When Their Royal Highnesses returned to Belgrade in July 2001 it was natural for the scope of their humanitarian activities to expand. At the beginning of August 2001, the Foundation of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine was established.

The Foundation of HRH Crown Princess Katherine’s daily work includes contacts with the following ministries that have a crucial role in the development of projects: the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications

Activities have been expanded to cultural institutions, schools and universities by including scholarships and improving communication between students and experts from foreign countries. Other important activities include raising money for medical equipment that has been delivered to numerous hospitals. Thousands of children from orphanages throughout the country are guests at the Royal Palace every Christmas and Easter when they receive presents. Help is also provided to many refugees in Serbia.

HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation

Donate to BELhospice!

The money raised during this year’s charity ball will help us offer our services free-of-charge to more patients.If you cannot attend but you are willing to support our work you can donate into the account of BELhospice:

In Serbian Dinars: UniCredit Bank, 170-230030536-65
In Euros: UniCredit Bank, RS35170000023003000509


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