€86k raised for friend in need

A group of 47 classmates who raised money for a friend battling a serious illness have collected the grand total of €86,679.86 in less than two months.

The man is now heading abroad for life-changing treatment.

Despite not been in contact with him for 26 years, as soon as his group of old school friends heard that he had had a life-threatening relapse after being diagnosed with a brain tumour, they rallied round and started to raise funds to send him for specialised treatment.

One of his schoolmates told newsbook.com.mt: “We issued a sort of ‘thank you note’ today, to thank the people who helped us. Considering how it all started, it’s a miracle we manage to collect €86k in a month and half.”

Click here if you would like to make a donation to their fundraising page.