Pres­i­dent launches the Fine Arts Auc­tion 2016

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Pres­i­dent Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca on Thurs­day presided over the launch of this year’s edi­tion of the Fine Arts Auc­tion in aid of the Malta Com­mu­nity Chest Fund Foun­da­tion.

Dur­ing her speech, the Pres­i­dent said that just as the power of a paint­ing or a sculp­ture chal­lenges us to open our eyes and our minds in new and ex­cit­ing ways, the Fine Arts Auc­tion in aid of the Malta Com­mu­nity Chest Fund Foun­da­tion also en­cour­ages the artists and the buy­ers to open their hearts.

“The auc­tion high­lights the vi­tal work of the MCCFF, and its role in rais­ing nec­es­sary funds for the ben­e­fit of the peo­ple of the Mal­tese Is­lands.

“These funds are es­sen­tial to im­prove the qual­ity of life and care for vul­ner­a­ble in­di­vid­u­als; for sav­ing lives by pro­vid­ing spe­cialised chemo­ther­apy for cancer pa­tients, spe­cialised treat­ment for peo­ple with se­ri­ous chronic dis­eases, and em­pow­er­ing marginalised com­mu­ni­ties to live dig­ni­fied lives”.

The Pres­i­dent thanked all the artists who have con­trib­uted a to­tal of 111 works of art, adding that they should all feel proud know­ing that through their gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tions, “peo­ple are re­ceiv­ing much­needed sup­port and, most im­por­tantly, many lives are be­ing saved”.

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