President George Vella, together with young Kane Debattista, kicked off the first ball to launch the marathon in aid of Puttinu.
The theme of Puttinu Cares for this year is Home Away from Home. Thanks to the generosity of the Maltese and Gozitan people, Puttinu Cares today have 25 apartments for patients who travel to London for treatment.
However, the rate of people who need medical treatment abroad continues to increase, and it is estimated that between 60 – 90 patients are travelling per month. The majority of them go to the centre of London.
Puttinu Cares looks forward to the day when all those who go to London will have an apartment waiting for them, and they will not have to pay anything. They therefore urged the public to join them in this fundraising marathon of solidarity.