Malta Air has launched its local charity partnership with Puttinu Cares, supporting Maltese families of children requiring cancer treatment abroad by providing accommodation for family members travelling with the children.
Puttinu Cares’ aim is to support family members of children who need to go abroad to pursue any kind of further treatment. Puttinu Cares is there for all accommodation requirements for the accompanying family, facilitating a home away from home. This alleviates a huge burden, since when a child gets sick parents don’t have to shoulder the expense of accommodation to be able to stay with their child in hospital and care for them in between stays.
Malta Air CEO Diarmuid O’Conghaile said, “We are proud to announce our partnership with such an important local charity, Puttinu Cares, and we are pleased to be associated with the important work they do. Malta Air is up and running now for over a year and we have become a member of the community here in Malta. Our partnership with this local charity is part of that.
Throughout the networks of Malta Air and the Ryanair group, our customers donate to charity through purchasing our in-flight scratch cards, and Puttinu Cares is one example of a charity that benefits from these donations. We look forward to continuing to work with Puttinu Cares in the coming years.”
Dr Andrew Decelis of Puttinu Cares said, “Thank you for your contribution which will help us continue to support an increasing number of families and children who are passing through very difficult times. We rely heavily on donations such as these in order to live up to our mission”.
Charles Pace, Director General of TM CAD, said, “I am happy to have made the introduction between Malta Air and Puttinu Cares, and that the local community will benefit from the charitable donation. I thank Malta Air management for its support and look forward to the continuation of this initiative.”
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