On the tenth Anniversary of the Canonisation of San Ġorġ Preca, the Għaqda Mużikali San Gejtanu of Ħamrun organised a band march along the main street of Ħamrun in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza for which all band clubs in Malta have been invited to participate. An appreciable number of Maltese band clubs did take part in this philantropic initiative that began with a Eucharistic Celebration at the Miraculous Medal Chapel where remains of St George Preca, the first Maltese saint, are to be found.
At the end of the band march aptly titled March for Providence, various donations were made to Fr Martin Micallef, Director of Id-Dar tal-Providenza, by representaives of the participating bands as well as by civic and political organisations of Ħamrun to raise the nice sum of €1,645. The President of the Għaqda Mużikali of Ħamrun, Mr Anselm Sciberras, thanked all the bandsmen who played for free in this initiative which, he said will become an annual event.
Fr Martin Micallef joined the Club President in thanking all those that took part and said that initiatives like this fill the administrators of Id-Dar tal-Providenza with hope that it can continue to provide a service of the highest quality to the residents of the Home
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