Hospice Movement, Life Cycle founder honoured with Medal for Service to the Republic
The Malta Hospice Movement and Life Cycle founder Alan Ralph Curry have been honoured with the Medal for Service to the Republic.
The Hospice organisation has been providing palliative care for 27 years to patients suffering from a variety of illnesses. The Hospice also offers support services to relatives of patients and also to those going through a period of mourning. The various services are provided by teams of doctors, nurses, special workers, psychologists, physiotherapists, complementary therapists and priests.
Alan Ralph Curry played a crucial role on the setting up of the Life Cycle challenge, which has now become a renowned activity in the annual calendar of events. Later, Curry set up the Life Cycle Foundation to assist persons suffering from kidney disease. Since it was set up 17 years ago the organisation has raised a considerable amount of funds for the benefit of the Renal Unit at the hospital, and has also created awareness on treatment of those with kidney problems. Curry is still to this day organising cycling activities, and personally trains volunteers who take part in the cycling challenge on an annual basis.