€51,530 were raised during an evening of art, food, wine and music at the Xara Lodge organised by the Zammit Tabona family, together with the management of the Xara Collection on Wednesday 26th July, 2023. This was the 6th edition of the dinner in aid of id-Dar tal-Providenza, held under the distinguished patronage of the Auxiliary Bishop of Malta, Mgr Joseph Galea-Curmi.
The amount collected will be big step towards the ambitious project to refurbish four flats at Villa Papa Giovanni in Siġġiewi, a project on which work has already started after being shelved for a couple of years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2017, a total of €197,380 was raised.
In an address of welcome, director Fr Martin Micallef, said Id-Dar tal-Providenza is a non-governmental organization run by the Church in Malta, that has been providing residential services to persons with disabilities since 1968. The Home has always relied on the generosity of its benefactors and the public donations it receives to live up to its mission. He said he was very grateful indeed to the Zammit Tabona family and the Management of the Xara Collection for once again organising this annual gastronomic dinner and also for their continued support to the Siġġiewi Home.
Commenting on the evening, Xara Collection Director, Nicola Paris thanked Fr Martin Micallef, Nadine Camilleri Cassano and all the team at Id-Dar tal-Providenza for their unwavering dedication. She also thanked the companies that have very generously donated the prizes for the evening, and those that have offered their support for logistics, and of course the main sponsors as well as all the team from the Xara Collection, together with every one who attended on the night, making this event possible.
Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed delicious food paired with fine wines, while donating to such a worthy cause. An art exhibition was also held, depicting works by Andrew Borg, Rachel Galea, Lawrence Pavia, Wibke Seifert, Sophie Stilton, Kenneth Zammit Tabona, Paul Camilleri, Mary de Piro, Carmel Grixti, Roberta Zammit Cutajar, Lisa Hirth and Simon Fenech. Throughout the night, guests were invited to appreciate the fine pieces of art and from the pieces sold, every artist donated 20% of the sale, totalling €4,470 as proceeds to Id-Dar tal-Providenza.
The main sponsors of this year’s event were APS Bank, Seifert Systems, Malta International Airport, the Mimici Foundation, Camilleri Paris Mode, VJ Salomone, Halmann Vella, EY, PWC, The Point, Conrad Capital London, MVintage, Raico, The Concept Stadium, MUMN, GSD Marketing Ltd and Rupert Agius Pease.