The Malta Independent 15 June 2021, Tuesday

Bjorn Formosa launches fundraiser as final push for bigger Dar Bjorn

Monday, 26 April 2021, 17:07 Last update: about 3 months ago

ALS activist and sufferer Bjorn Formosa has launched a fundraising telethon as a final push for a bigger Dar Bjorn. 

“Can you believe that we are on verge of opening the second home for neurological patients in six years?”, a statement announcing the telethon read. 

“Bjorn, Maria and all the volunteers of ALS Malta are working tirelessly to open this long-awaited home. A home for ALS patients that will be situated in Żebbuġ. Works are still on-going and money needs to be collected to furnish this home.” 


This home will offer the best care for ALS sufferers and live an independent life as much as possible. This home will have an indoor pool that will serve as a therapy for the residents, a chapel for religious functions and mini-gym that will serve as an exercise therapy for residents. This home will facilitate the life of many ALS and other neuro degenerative patients.  

The last telethon dedicated to the opening of this Nursing Home will be held on Sunday, 26th of September titled ‘926tofinish’. Where 9 represents the month of the event and 26 is the date. Also the name symbolises a near figure of how much money is needed to accomplish the Newer & Bigger DAR Bjorn.  

Thi project will cost around €5.5m and so far 85% of the funds were collected through telethons, small activities and selling of goods and products from 

The never-ending list of patients awaiting eagerly for the launch of this new home is getting bigger. ALS Malta is devoted to help all patients that require help with palliative care, electronic devices and other devices that will ease the life of the concerned patient. Currently ALS Malta is helping more than 200 patients across Malta and Gozo.  

Every drop counts so Bjorn’s current wish will come true and more patients will have a dedicated special home.   

You can contribute to this project by; 


5170 2016 - Euro 15

5100 2017 - Euro 20

5180 2018 - Euro 25

Or sending an SMS

5061 9271 - Euro 11.65

5061 8936 - Euro 6.99

You can also use BOV Mobile pay to send a donation via this number 79096249

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