Vidin Mayor Dr. Tsvetan Tsenkov donated socially disadvantaged people from the Municipality. The gifts were sent with the assistance of Dr. Guido Shtokli – Director of the Aid and Support Foundation to the Maltese Order, Bulgarian Ambassador to Switzerland Mr. Rady Naydenov and with the kind support of Samuel Schmidt’s wife (President of Switzerland in 2005)., Embassy of the Maltese Order – Bulgaria, the Maltese Order – Switzerland and personally to Prof. Valentin Johnov.
The donation includes 520 cartons with more than 600 sets of linen, over 150 towels, lots of clothes, gifts for children. Over 140 boxes of medical supplies and 20 bags of used work clothes intended for the local hospital in Vidin.
The Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM), officially the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta, commonly known as the Order of Malta, is a Catholic lay religious order, traditionally of military, chivalric and noble nature. It has been called “the smallest sovereign state in the world”, though it is not recognised as one by the United Nations.