Hospice Malta raised around €48,000 from public donations during their annual church fundraiser organised over two weekends in Malta and Gozo. Hospice Malta is a local NGO that provides and promotes free palliative care for persons suffering from life-limiting illnesses.
Maria Gatt, Chairperson at Hospice Malta thanks all those who contributed to collecting this sum.
“We mostly rely on the donations of the Maltese community in order to live up to our main aim – that of providing and promoting free palliative care services to patients suffering from cancer, motor-neuron disease and end-of-life cardiac, respiratory, renal and liver diseases. It would not be possible for us to provide our array of services without this kind of assistance and support initiatives. This invaluable contribution will help to support an increasing number of families who are passing through very difficult times.”
She also thanked everyone who chose to donate, every Parish and Church who went out of their way to support Hospice Malta and all the volunteers who helped make it all possible!
Hospice Malta offers its services through a professional multidisciplinary team. Its services include home services delivered by a team of nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers, complementary therapists and chaplain; day therapy services offering various activities for patients, including physiotherapy services, complementary therapy, spiritual and emotional support sessions, crafts and hairdressing as well as hydrotherapy services; professional care assistance at the patients’ home to support them while serving as a form of respite to family members; loan of specialised equipment; bereavement support services and an after-hours on-call service.
For more information or to make a donation or volunteer visit www.hospicemalta.org.