The eagerly anticipated Fundraising Concert under the title of “Festa ta’ Generożità” in aid of Id-Dar Tal-Providenza held at La Vallette Social Centre on Sunday 25 February, raised the bar again as far as fundraising and entertainment combined.
This was the second of its kind, last years concert having been held at Hamrun Club. La Vallette’s Committee and volunteers ought to be congratulated and thanked for their part in assisting with the Hall and Kitchen. The Hall looked so elegant!
Congratulations and thank you to the “bevvy of entertainers” including the popular MCA Choir, for their professionalism and offering their services for free. They all kept the capacity crowd entertained for over four hours!
Our special guests for the afternoon were The Deputy High Commissioner for Malta, Ms Denise Demicoli, Mr Emanuel Camilleri, President of the Maltese Community Council of NSW, Mrs Antoinette Caruana, President of La Vallette Social Centre and our Major Sponsor, Mr George Vella of Breakaway Travel, Blacktown.
It was great to see so many of NSW Maltese Associations also represented. The generosity of the Maltese people was quite evident when after a call for donations one could notice a procession of persons placing their donation envelope in the barrel provided.
The Chocolate Wheel under the supervision of Bill Schembri, proved to be a great attraction. A lot of credit and thanks must go to Agnese and Greg Caruana for they were the powerhouse couple organising the ticket sales.
On behalf of The Friends of Providence House NSW, we extend our appreciation and heartfelt thanks to all those who attended. A very big thank you to our Sponsors, Breakaway Travel, Minchinberry Fruit Market, Zammit Ham & Bacon Curers. We also wish to acknowledge the support of The Voice of the Maltese, and Radio Stations 2GLF, SWR FM and WOW FM for their ongoing support and all those who in one way or another gave us assistance, we thank you all and truly appreciate your help for this very worthy cause.
We are happy to report a provisional result for our fundraising concert is around $8,000. It is still not too late to donate directly to “The Friends of Providence House NSW, CBA Bank, BSB: 062416 Account No: 10199448 or contact Jim Borg 9636 7767.
(written by Jim Borg and Marisa Previtera)
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