The Malta Independent 28 May 2018, Monday

Beyond the Moon appoints local ambassador

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 09:41 Last update: about 12 days ago

Having spearheaded fund-raising efforts to the tune of €95,000, long-time Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa charity coordinator Marisa Xuereb was recently appointed Beyond the Moon Ambassador for Malta.

Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa first began its fund-raising efforts for Beyond the Moon back in 2005 and has since raised over €95,000 for the charity, which is headquartered in Belgium.

As a result of this effort, 12 Maltese families have been able to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime with their seriously-ill child, while a further eight families will be able to look forward to the experience in the months to come. Most recently, the hotel raised €5,000 on 1 May, thanks to its popular Perfect Mother's Day Gift fair.

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Coordinating the Corinthia Palace's efforts throughout that time has been Marisa Xuereb, who has led the team through a number of activities, including multiple fairs, stands and staff team-building events. Now, to mark her achievements, Beyond the Moon has chosen to appoint Xuereb as Beyond the Moon Ambassador for Malta. This was announced at a recent celebration for Xuereb at the Caprice Lounge, within Corinthia Palace.

Pascale Somers, the manager and co-founder for Beyond the Moon, travelled to Malta for the event. She said: "Marisa deserves this award. Her involvement goes beyond raising funds. She even looks for Maltese families with a sick child that are eligible for a Beyond the Moon vacation. She has done so much for so many people over the years and is a true example of what can be achieved by one person leading a fantastic team. We look forward to working with her for many years to come."  

Also at the ceremony, Xuereb said: "I am so honoured and so touched to receive this award; it means so much. I treasure my work with Beyond the Moon and am grateful to the whole team for helping me to achieve so much for this wonderful charity."

Further fund-raising activities for Beyond the Moon will be announced soon.

 


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