‘Concert Under the Stars’ raising funds for the Gozo CCU Foundation

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'Concert Under the Stars' raising funds for the Gozo CCU FoundationOn Sunday evening The Gozo CCU Foundation held the very popular, annual fundraising, ‘Concert Under the Stars.’ The evening was a great success, with everyone enjoying al fresco dining and entertainment, in beautiful surroundings.

Dame Carmen Bellamy Chairperson of the Foundation, in her welcoming address said, that the project for the updating of the Resuscitation Room in the Accident and Emergency Department at the Gozo General Hospital has now been completed.

“The Foundation had approached the CEO of the Hospital and together with her staff we embarked on this project. I thank Dr Nadine Delicata, CEO of the General Hospital, the engineers and staff for their hard work and co operation on this project, Carmen Bellamy said.

The Room is now completely refurbished with new hygienic wall and floor coverings. The Foundation has now installed new state of the art equipment which is helping to save lives. Carmen said, “The Resus Room is now the pride of the A&E Department. It is bright and cheerful and the Staff are proud of it.”

Ms Bellamy added, “a couple of years ago, The Foundation purchased 2 V60 Ventilators for the CCU Ward. Due to the fact that more people are now being recovered in the CCU/ITU Ward, there is now a great need for another 2 Ventilators to be supplied to this Ward and this is now the project in hand. Please continue to support us to achieve this aim. My Committee and I will work hard to achieve this noble aim.”

Louis Debattista from Qala is embarking on a 1,420Km charity cycle ride from Luton in the UK to Lake Como in Italy, he leaves later this month. The funds raised will go towards the Gozo CCU Foundation project for the 2 new Ventilators. For full details on the ride and how to donate and contact Louis, please see here.

Dame Carmen Bellamy gave thanks on behalf of the Foundation to everyone that had supported the Foundation by various means including donations and sponsorship, both private and businesses. Special thanks went to the Management and staff at Ta Frenc for their continued support, as well as to Chev Mro Mark Agius and his Black Jack Jazz Trio from Malta, who had provided the entertainment for the evening free of charge.

Two etchings created by Justin Falzon were put on sale, as well as a painting donated by Nickie Cowell.

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