DI-VE 27/12/2013: L-Istrina, Malta's major charity event organised by The Malta Community Chest Fund, achieved a new record on Boxing Day as €3,414,386 were collected within 12 hours. The total sum of €3.3 million was collected last year.
This was the last Istrina for President George Abela who described
the new record as incredible. He also expressed his heartfelt gratitude
to the Maltese people for their generosity.
L-Istrina was organised by The Malta Community Chest Fund with the
assistance of hundreds of volunteers. The events on the day were
concentrated at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, in Valletta, with
two satellite sites being at Smart City Malta and the Astra Theatre in
Among the most notable donations were HSBC Malta Foundation which
donated €100,000, Smart City Malta which also donated €100,000, the Good
Causes Fund €50,000, McDonalds with €33,000, Vodafone Malta €30,000,
the General Soft Drinks €28,000, Farsons €25,000, GO €20,000 and
Events organised by the Presidency for l-Istrina raised a
considerable amount of money with the Banif Bank Fun Run
collecting €321,800, Paqpaqli ghall-Istrina €207,470, BOV Piggy Bank..read on.