A part of our commitment towards Corporate Social Responsibility, a group of employees across a number of subsidiaries of the M. Demajo Group, took part in the President's Fun Run 2013. A record 14,500 participated in the President’s Fun Run this year.
The seven-kilometre event is the largest national philanthropic run, and has set the pace for so many other similar ones that take place during the year for different causes.
Organisers had the event timed perfectly with all participants arriving at St George’s Square in a sea of purple t-shirts and President George Abela expressing his enthusiasm and words of gratitude as it started raining cats and dogs. With people letting go of their purple balloons, the scene soon turned into one of colourful umbrellas and the fifth edition of the President’s Fun Run was concluded successfully.
Participation was against donations of €10 in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund. The marathon forms part of fund raising activities in the run-up to l-iStrina. The national car event Paqpaqli ghall-iStrina will be held next Sunday while charity events will culminate during the televised marathon on Boxing Day.
The event started just after 10am from San Anton Palace, to The Palace, in Valletta. While hundreds joined President Abela at San Anton, thousands preferred to walk with Mrs Abela from Santa Venera.
Organised in collaboration with the Malta Amateur Athletics Association, for the fifth year running it is being championed by Banif Bank (Malta) plc. “Achieve. Believe. Succeed.” - the values that drive Banif Bank, branded the Fun Run, supported by the bank since its very first edition five years ago.
The Health Ministry, the Parliamentary Secretariat for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing and V.18 Valletta European Capital of Culture, supported the marathon. It was born out of a wish to create a national event that brings together young and old and people from every sector of life, to walk, move and run for a token participation fee in favour of L-iStrina, the Malta Community Chest Fund and their deserving philanthropic causes.