Amidst the distressing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, a handful of conscious sponsors came together to support the Ursuline sisters with the donation of a brand new 15-seat minibus on Christmas eve.
The initiative was spearheaded by Alliance Real Estate and supported with donations from other corporate and personal sponsors over the past few weeks. During the handing over of the vehicle to the Sisters at Angela House in Pieta, Alliance CEO Michael Bonello expressed gratitude to all those who supported the fund raising in recent weeks; with special thanks going to Ruben Farrugia from Easygas Ltd and Paul Magro from Asfaltar Ltd for their substantial donations. He went on to explain how the company used its own resources and connections to bring the project to a successful conclusion within a very short time. “Many of our partners, managers and property advisors, donated funds themselves and petitioned donations from their network of contacts to make this happen.” Additional funds, received as part of this initiative over and above the cost of the minivan, are already being allocated for use in other causes by the soon to be launched Alliance Real Estate Foundation.
Receiving the vehicle keys, insurance documents and logbook at Angela House, the children’s home run by the Ursuline sisters, Mother Superior Sister Magdalene Cauchi, thanked the donors for their kind support and explained how the van will help them improve the quality of life of the children in transporting them in more comfort. Angela House is currently home for 28 children between the ages of three and thirteen, who live in three family groups. Each group has their own apartment where they are cared for by a nun with the support of volunteers.
The handing over event was also supported by Clubhouse Europe, Malta Daily, Crosscraft, Eurosport & Brown’s Pharmacy.
The children at Angela House were also delighted by a surprise visit from popular Maltese artist Owen Leuellen, Maltese teenage football star Kailey Willis and other social media influencers.