Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January, 2020 at 9:50 am by Christian Keszthelyi
PKF Malta raised over €15,000 in the past two years in support for the ALS Malta Foundation through its annual client reception and art exhibition that takes place during the same event, according to a press statement sent to Business Malta. This year sees the third edition of the charity event.
The goal of the ALS Malta Foundation is to raise awareness and offer support to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a motor neuron disease (MND) of the spinal cord causing progressive weakness and atrophy of muscles, and MND sufferers in Malta and Gozo. Spearheaded by Bjorn Formosa, it serves as a community to give support and palliative care, as well as to help research.
“We have a very important year ahead of us with huge objectives and a great project to deliver. We have started with the construction works on the newer and bigger DAR Bjorn, which we are planning to finish by the end of the year. In the meantime, we will keep on working tirelessly to raise enough funds to complete the finishes on this new residence,” said Bjorn Formosa, Chairman of ALS Malta.
“We are extremely grateful to PKF Malta that for the third year running has decided to organise its annual gathering and art exhibition in aid of ALS Malta Foundation,” he added.
“The art exhibition in aid of ALS Malta has been an annual fixture in our calendar, and the event has grown from strength to strength,” said George Mangion, Senior Partner at PKF Malta.
“As we mark PKF International’s 50th anniversary and PKF Malta’s 25th year operating in Malta, we firmly believe that it is our corporate social responsibility to help individuals in need and be active in our community. Likewise, through this effort, we are promoting local artists and giving our clients the opportunity to purchase works of art. It is a win-win situation for everybody.”
In the past years, paintings and works of art of various artists were sold during PKF Malta’s art exhibition. The artists included Nick Inguanez, C. S. Lawrence, Brian Grech, Lara Parker, Sandra Ciliberti, Clemens Hasengschwandtner, Torri, Ed Schembri, Christian Formosa, Tijana Raskovic, Mark Mallia, Antoine P. Camilleri and Dag Art.