in

Asos billionaire publicly thanks Scots for support after loss of their children in Sri Lanka attacks

‘The Highlands granted us abiding memories’: Danish Asos billionaire and family publicly thank Scots for support after loss of their children aged five, 12 and 15 in Sri Lanka terror attacks

  • Anders and Anne Holch Povlsen took out adverts in two regional newspapers
  • Children Alfred, five, Agnes, 12 and Alma, 15, were among the 253 victims killed 
  • Only youngest daughter, Astrid, ten, survived, for which couple remain ‘grateful’ 

The billionaire Asos owner who lost three ‘beloved and beautiful’ children in the Sri Lanka terror attacks has thanked the Scottish public for its outpouring of affection in the aftermath of the horrific Easter Sunday bombings. 

Anders and Anne Holch Povlsen, who own more than 200,000 acres of land in the Highlands, took out adverts in two regional newspapers to show their ‘deepest appreciation’ to those who expressed condolences at a time of deep personal tragedy.

Alfred, five, Agnes, 12 and Alma, 15, were three of some 253 victims killed in a series of church and hotel explosions on April 21 which shook the world on a day of Christian celebration.

Only their youngest daughter, Astrid, ten, survived the attacks and the couple said that they remain ‘genuinely grateful’ that she is still alive.

Anders and Anne Holch Povlsen, who own more than 200,000 acres of land in the Highlands, took out adverts in two regional newspapers to show their 'deepest appreciation' to Scottish people

Anders and Anne Holch Povlsen, who own more than 200,000 acres of land in the Highlands, took out adverts in two regional newspapers to show their ‘deepest appreciation’ to Scottish people

Alfred, five, (middle) Agnes, 12 (left) and Alma, 15, (right) were three of some 253 victims killed in a series of church and hotel explosions on April 21

Alfred, five, (middle) Agnes, 12 (left) and Alma, 15, (right) were three of some 253 victims killed in a series of church and hotel explosions on April 21

In the Press and Journal and Scotsman newspapers, they wrote: ‘We extend our heartfelt gratitude for the condolences, sympathy and many warming thoughts we have received following the tragic loss of our three beloved and beautiful children; Alfred, Agnes, and Alma.

‘The Scottish Highlands has granted us abiding, special memories for our family. It is for this reason that the many words of comfort have fortified us and touched our hearts.’

They sent their thoughts and condolences to the many other innocent families who lost their loved-ones in the attacks. 

They added: ‘In the immense sadness, we are genuinely grateful that we remain united with our daughter, Astrid.

In the Press and Journal and Scotsman newspapers they sent their thoughts and condolences to the many other innocent families who lost their loved-ones in the attacks

In the Press and Journal and Scotsman newspapers they sent their thoughts and condolences to the many other innocent families who lost their loved-ones in the attacks

They wrote: 'We extend our heartfelt gratitude for the condolences, sympathy and many warming thoughts we have received following the tragic loss of our three beloved and beautiful children; Alfred, Agnes, and Alma'

They wrote: ‘We extend our heartfelt gratitude for the condolences, sympathy and many warming thoughts we have received following the tragic loss of our three beloved and beautiful children; Alfred, Agnes, and Alma’

‘The loving memory of our three children, their wonderful spirit and souls will always be in our hearts.’

The letter carries the initials of the three children who died and an image of three floating feathers.

Mr Holch Povlsen – Denmark’s wealthiest man – has a net worth of 7.9bn US dollars (£6.1bn), according to Forbes.

The businessman owns the international clothing chain Bestseller and is the biggest single shareholder in fashion retailer Asos.

He and his wife have acquired several Highland estates over the years, including Glenfeshie in the Cairngorms, Strathmore in Sutherland and Braeroy in Fort William.

They set up the company Wildland in 2007 with the aim of restoring and conserving landscapes for future generations. 

Source link

Leave a Reply

Megan Barton Hanson goes braless in a VERY revealing semi-sheer black lace ensemble

7.30 host Leigh Sales chokes back tears as she learns of Bob Hawke’s death live on her show