€147,135 was collected during the 53 hours non-stop volleyball Marathon, which was held on the Car Park of Dar tal-Providenza and came to an end at midnight on Saturday.
Jesmond Saliba, spokesperson for the organizing committee of the marathon, thanked the Maltese and Gozitans for reiterating their support towards the Dar tal-Providenza, and through their contribution raised the much needed funds for the residence.
He said that apart from raising the much needed funds, the marathon, once again, stressed the importance of showing the need to respect the people with disabilities, while at the same time provide them with the opportunities and choices everyone enjoys.
Father Martin Micallef, Director of the Home, expressed his satisfaction for the support given to this marathon by the various organization and above all by the Maltese people. He said that this marathon, once again, proved to be a living experience of the providence, on which the residence relies to provide the best services to its residents.
In the meantime donations can still be done either by phoning as follows:
€10 please call 5160 2011,
€15 please call 5170 2012
€25 please call 5180 2013
One can also donate €7 by sending an SMS on 5061 8944.