Thursday, 20 February 2014

FACES at the Malta Marathon 2014

For the third year, FACES will be participating in the annual Malta Marathon. This race will see over 3,500 individuals. While the marathon is often an opportunity to put one’s long months of training to the test on a taxing run through Malta’s beautiful countryside and villages, it is for others, also an opportunity to raise funds for a worthy cause.

FACES is a registered voluntary organisation, set up in Malta in 2003 with the aim of improving the quality of life of individuals who due to poverty, displacement and other adverse situations are unable to access vital services such as health care and education.

FACES is currently running 2 projects in Nakuru, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania providing housing and education to orphaned children and supporting local health services. Sustaining these ongoing projects requires an expenditure of around 25,000 euro per year and as an organisation FACES hence constantly strive to procure the necessary funds through fund applications, sponsorships and fundraising activities.
This year, 19 individuals will be participating in the Vodafone Malta Marathon on the 23rd February with the aim of raising funds to support FACES’ capacity building project with Cardinal Rugambwa Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Funds raised will go towards the purchasing of emergency medical equipment to enable this hospital to provide safe and effective medical care.

More information on FACES’ projects can be found FACES website.

Article provided by Claude Vella Bonanno (FACES,

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