The Queen with years 4 to 6 from Kvinneby School in Linköping. Photo: Robert Eklund/Stella Pictures
On Tuesday 13 September, The Queen awarded certificates to the pupils of the joint class for years 4 to 6 at Kvinneby School in Linköping, the winners of this year's fundraising competition.
The class also won last year's competition. This year, they raised almost 200,000 kronor. In all, more than 52 million kronor was raised during the two weeks when Mayflower pins were sold. Moliden in Örnsköldsvik, which increased its funds raised six-fold this year, was named this year's Blossoming Company of the Year. The association works closely together with schools in its area. During the ceremony, which was held in Queen Lovisa Ulrika's Dining Hall at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, four scholarship recipients told The Queen and the pupils about some of the projects that receive funding from the Mayflower Charity Foundation for Children. The foundation was founded in 1907, and works to improve conditions for children in Sweden. The Queen is the foundation's highest patron.