During the last sixteen months, the sum of $16,000 was raised by the Friends of Providence House NSW who usually present their donation to Id-Dar tal-Providenza at the annual Volleyball Marathon which is held on the first weekend of July at the Home’s parking lot in Siġġiewi.
Due to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic restrictions, the marathon had to be cancelled but the much needed funds have been directly transferred much earlier than planned to Id-Dar tal-Providenza to help keep up with the services it offers to its residents in the various homes.
These funds are the result of many months of hard work during 2019 and 2020 in the Maltese community of Sydney and surrounding areas. They consist of a major sponsorship by George Vella of Breakaway Travel, Blacktown, competitions, donations, raffles and the annual “Festa ta’ Generożità which was held earlier this year, together with a donation of $5,000 by a very generous anonymous benefactor.
Jim Borg, the Coordinator of Friends of Providence House NSW, together with his team, Marisa Previtera (Secretary) and Miriam Friggieri, (Treasurer) stay in regular contact with Fr Martin Micallef, Director, of Id Dar tal-Providenza. Mr Borg said that his group will continue with its fundraising initiatives for what he describes a much respected and beloved institution in Australia as well.
On behalf of the residents, Fr Martin thanked the Friends of Providence House NSW for their continuous support and promised prayers.