President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca joins in Gozo Funwalk for Istrina
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President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca initiated the first Funwalk in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund – Istrina 2014. This fun walk was organised by volunteers of the Malta Community Chest Fund Gozo in coordination with the Gozo representative of the MCCF, Dr Lisa Brooke.
The walk started from the Gozo General Hospital, then continued on to Ta ‘Pinu Sanctuary and back, with the participation of around 250 people.
Speaking before the start of the event Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca thanked all those who were vital to the organisation of this walk, as well as thanking all the participants.
She said currently the Malta Community Chest Fund spent around €230,000 every four weeks to assist the vulnerable, some €200,000 of which on specialised chemotherapy for people with cancer, as well as medicines needed for other chronic diseases.
The President said that she is convinced, that through the remaining Istrina events, there will be enough funds raised to help the Maltese and Gozitans that might be in need during 2015.
The President expressed the wish to for next year same event to be organised next year.