€7,300 raised during Kalkara Festa Futbol in aid of Dar tal-Providenza
A total of €7,300 was raised during Kalkara Festa Futbol on 16 September in aid of Dar tal-Providenza. Last year, which was the first time this activity had been organised, over €5,000 were collected.
Around sixty players took part in this Festa Futbol. They were mostly former footballers from Kalkara, forty years of age and over. Among them were former national team players as well as those who played for wellknown Maltese clubs. All players who took part donated €10 towards Dar tal-Providenza. They were formed into four teams that competed in a tournament for which a sizeable crowd was in attendance.
Special guest for the event was Archbishop Emeritus Mgr Paul Cremona while MPs from the electoral district also attended.
Fr Martin Micallef, Director of Dar tal-Providenza, praised this initiative that joins together the values of sport and solidarity. He thanked the organisers, the players who took part, the sponsors, those who attended and all those who made a donation.
Photograph: Lawrence Ciantar