1 January 2014

L-Istrina achieves new record: €3.4m

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 Gozo.

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 Betsson €20,000.

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.