€7,134,036 raised during l-Istrina 2018 12-hour telethon – a new record
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€7,134,036 – a new record – was raised during the l-Istrina 12-hour fundraising marathon held on Wednesday. Last year’s telethon raised €6,048,045 million
This 20th edition of the telethon in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund, was held at the Sports Palladium in Kirkop and shown live on local television stations, hosted by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.
The President thanked everyone for their generosity in raising this record amount. This was her final l-Istrina event, as she comes to the end of her Presidential term in April 2019.Gozo also held an afternoon of entertainment for l-Istrina, which was held in Victoria, showcasing local young talent, while also raising funds for the event.
Photograph: Top by l-Istrina and below by Alain Salvary