Games Marathon in aid of Gozo SPCA and Island Sanctuary

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Games Marathon in aid of Gozo SPCA and Island SanctuaryA reminder that this coming Saturday, the 29th of September will see the return of the popular 24-Hour Games Marathon in Naxxar. This year’s event will be dedicated to securing funds for animal charities – specifically The Island Sanctuary and Gozo SPCA.

In 2012 and 2011 the Games Marthon successfully raised thousands of Euro for cancer charities and they are hoping for a great response to this weekend’s event..

Participants will spend the 24-hour stretch playing a range of board and card games – as well as a 24-hour poker tournament, having already secured individual sponsorships for their efforts.

“There’s a brilliant buzz about the event,” says Polly March, who has organised it in her Naxxar home for the past two years. “It’s a lot of fun but is always for a good cause. So far we’ve raised over €8,000 for the Malta Hospice Movement and this year we hope to generate some much-needed funds for our furry friends.”

Those keen to take part are welcome to contact Polly on for more information. Meanwhile, anyone who can’t make it is invited to sponsor one of the participants or to make a donation to the charities concerned using the following details:


HSBC Bank Republic Street Victoria Gozo

HSBC Bank Account: SPCA (GOZO)

Sort Code: 44-071 Account Number: 071089122001

IBAN Code: MT43MMEB44716000000071089122001

Swift Code: MMEBMTMT


HSBC Bank Account 0561 2282 3001

BOV Bank Account 158 0568 4014

SMS Donation lines – 50617368 – €2.33;

50618082 – €4.66;

50618935 – €6.99

“This is just a great way of having a wonderful time while doing a good thing,” Polly adds. “After all, who doesn’t like a good game? The more the merrier so please do get in contact and come along for a round or 20!”

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