"Bulgarian Christmas" unites our entire society around the cause of children's healthcare.

This was stated by the head of state Rumen Radev

Rumen Georgiev Radev is a Bulgarian military man, major general from the reserve.

Former commander of the ceremony at the presidential institution for the validation of a postal-philatelic edition-stamp "20 years of the Bulgarian Christmas" charity initiative, dedicated to people who have shown nobility, empathy, kindness and care for children's health, reports the press service of the head of state.

The event was attended by the Minister of Transport and Communications Hristo Alexiev, the Minister of Health Asen Medzhidiev, the executive director of "Bulgarian Posts" Bogdan Teofanidis, the author of the postage stamp Margarita Doncheva, doctors, co-organizers, ambassadors and partners of the initiative and the members of the Expert Council of " Bulgarian Christmas".

During the ceremony, the head of state awarded diplomas to the girls from the national team of Bulgaria in rhythmic gymnastics and the Children's Choir of the BNR led by Maestro Venetsia Karamanova.

Certificates were awarded for contribution to the implementation of the "Bulgarian Christmas" charitable initiative and the nobility, empathy, kindness and care for children's health.

Radev launched the 20th edition of "Bulgarian Christmas"

"Together we will continue to defend the noble mission of the "Bulgarian Christmas" in the name of Bulgarian children," the president pointed out.

The head of state expressed his gratitude to everyone who participated in the implementation of the initiative over the years, as well as to the Ministry of Transport and Communications for the idea of ​​a postage stamp with the sign of "Bulgarian Christmas" to promote the noble cause of charity.

The head of state also congratulated the author of the postal and philatelic edition, Margarita Doncheva.

Today's "Bulgarian Christmas" logo is also her work, with which she won the competition announced for the purpose in 2013.

The stamp "20 years of Bulgarian Christmas charity initiative" has a nominal value of BGN 1.25 and will be in circulation from December 1, 2022. The issue was put on sale on December 1, 2022 in the Central Post building, Sofia, ul. "Gurko" No. 6. The special postmark will be provided for use at Post Office 1000 Sofia, for three working days, starting from the date of validation.

Thanks to the active support of the whole society, in 2022 the charity initiative "Bulgarian Christmas" had a budget of BGN 3,070,000 and was able to support 517 Bulgarian children with severe chronic diseases, while at the same time providing modern high-tech medical equipment for diagnosis and modern treatment of 22 medical institutions.

The beginning of this year's 20th edition of the campaign was given on November 29 at MOBAL "Dr. Stefan Cherkezov", Veliko Tarnovo.

Campaign 2022/2023, which will continue throughout 2023, and is dedicated to children with rare genetic diseases.

The "Bulgarian Christmas" cause can be supported:

By sending an SMS to the short number 1117 for A1, Vivacom and Yettel.

With each SMS, you donate 1 BGN to a child in need.

By calling 09001117 for Vivacom and A1 landline subscribers.

With each call, you help a child in need with 1 BGN.

By bank transfer to:

Recipient: BNT, for "Bulgarian Christmas"

IBAN: BG13UBBS80023300186210

BIC code: UBBSBGSF

Bank: United Bulgarian Bank.

By internet transfer with a bank card or via ePay.bg.

Rumen Radev

Bulgarian Christmas campaign