The Malta Independent 15 April 2024, Monday
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You can help!: Missio Malta’s annual fund-raising marathon on 9 March

Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 09:19 Last update: about 2 months ago

On Saturday 9 March, Missio Malta is once again organising its annual marathon to raise funds in aid of projects it runs in developing countries.

The marathon, which has the theme 'You can help', will be broadcast live from 11am till 11pm, on TVM's official website, as well as ONE TV, NET TV, F Living and Xejk TV.

"This annual event is once again with us, and we are getting ready to organise a marathon which is crucial for Missio Malta's operation. This is because in these 12 hours, Missio raises a substantial part of the funds it needs to continue with its projects in Africa, Asia, and South America," Robert Farrugia, Head of Communications and Fund Raising at Missio Malta, said.

"This year we will continue to introduce the public and our benefactors to the basic essentials needed by people in developing countries, and how we can help them through Missio's projects."

Stories such as the one of Fiona and Catherine, a pair of five-year old twins from Uganda. The village they live in has no access to clean potable water, so they are forced to walk for miles with their families everyday instead of going to school. Even worse, often the stream water they collect wouldn't be clean enough and would result in sickness and suffering.

Missio Malta is collecting funds to build a borehole close to Fiona and Catherine's village, to save them all the walking they must do every day, so they will be able to start going to school like all children are meant to, instead.

"Our appeal for the generosity of the Maltese and Gozitans, to help Fiona and Catherine but also many other thousands of children spread around the world is greater than ever before. We want to continue improving the lives of those who need our help most," Robert Farrugia concluded.

During the marathon, but also in the days leading to it, and after, Missio Malta is accepting donations through one of the methods below:

BOV Mobile Pay -77236962

CALL - 51802064 - €25

CALL - 51902061 - €50

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