This year Crown Prince Haakon is the royal patron of the Norwegian charity telethon, where the money will go to the organization Care.
All over Norway volunteers are walking from door to door, asking for contributions for the organizations, or volunteers have taken upon themselves to collect money in other ways, such as bake sales.
It seems that the Crown Prince and his family are not satisfied by merely being the figureheads – they actually set up their own bake sale to support Care. The bake sale was just outside of Skaugum, close by a popular area where the people on their sunday walks could see them, and purchase a snack for the rest of their trip.
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit had called together family and friends to help out with the bake sale, and everybody contributed with something on the table. The Crown Princess produced waffles, and the apple juice sold was a product from their own garden.
Crown Prince Haakon urged people to receive the volunteers going from door to door in a positive manner.
The collected funds will go to projects, with special regards to women’s rights, in Mali, Niger, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Burma, Bangladesh & the Balkan area.