“Thanks to the Maltese for their big hearts” – President; €1 million collected for Community Chest Fund

At the end of the 12 hour telethon “Għinuna Ngħinukom il-Maltin u l-Għawdxin” (Help us help the Maltese and Gozitans) the public once again showed their generosity as the sum of  €1,010,985 was collected in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation.

President George Vella thanked all those who gave a donation and all those involved in organising this telethon which was broadcast on TVM throughout the whole day. The President thanked the Maltese and Gozitan people and their big hearts which made this sum possible.

Dr Vella and his wife Miriam spent the day answering the phones and appealing for donations. The MCCF requires an average of one million Euro to help those who turn to it for financial assistance because of illness or social problems.

Yesterday’s telethon was the first of its kind and was held to collect funds in the absence of the mass activities which used to be organised during this time but which had to be cancelled because of Covid.