Be­yond the Moon ap­points lo­cal am­bas­sador

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

Hav­ing spear­headed fund-rais­ing ef­forts to the tune of €95,000, long-time Corinthia Palace Ho­tel & Spa char­ity co­or­di­na­tor Marisa Xuereb was re­cently ap­pointed Be­yond the Moon Am­bas­sador for Malta.

Corinthia Palace Ho­tel & Spa first be­gan its fundrais­ing ef­forts for Be­yond the Moon back in 2005 and has since raised over €95,000 for the char­ity, which is head­quar­tered in Bel­gium.

As a re­sult of this ef­fort, 12 Mal­tese fam­i­lies have been able to en­joy the hol­i­day of a life­time with their se­ri­ously-ill child, while a fur­ther eight fam­i­lies will be able to look for­ward to the ex­pe­ri­ence in the months to come. Most re­cently, the ho­tel raised €5,000 on 1 May, thanks to its pop­u­lar Per­fect Mother’s Day Gift fair.

Co­or­di­nat­ing the Corinthia Palace’s ef­forts through­out that time has been Marisa Xuereb, who has led the team through a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing mul­ti­ple fairs, stands and staff team-build­ing events. Now, to mark her achieve­ments, Be­yond the Moon has cho­sen to ap­point Xuereb as Be­yond the Moon Am­bas­sador for Malta. This was an­nounced at a re­cent cel­e­bra­tion for Xuereb at the Caprice Lounge, within Corinthia Palace.

Pas­cale Somers, the man­ager and co-founder for Be­yond the Moon, trav­elled to Malta for the event. She said: “Marisa de­serves this award. Her in­volve­ment goes be­yond rais­ing funds. She even looks for Mal­tese fam­i­lies with a sick child that are el­i­gi­ble for a Be­yond the Moon va­ca­tion. She has done so much for so many peo­ple over the years and is a true ex­am­ple of what can be achieved by one per­son lead­ing a fan­tas­tic team. We look for­ward to work­ing with her for many years to come.”

Also at the cer­e­mony, Xuereb said: “I am so hon­oured and so touched to re­ceive this award; it means so much. I trea­sure my work with Be­yond the Moon and am grate­ful to the whole team for help­ing me to achieve so much for this won­der­ful char­ity.”

Fur­ther fund-rais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for Be­yond the Moon will be an­nounced soon.

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