Thomas Smith Group presented the €14,000 funds, raised during the 17th edition of the annual Christmas Charity Swim, to the Supervisory Council of the Malta Community Chest Fund in the presence of Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta on 11th January at San Anton Palace.
During the cheque presentation, Mr John Camilleri, Chairman of the Board of Administrators of the Malta Community Chest Fund thanked Thomas Smith Group once again for organising the Charity Swim on an annual basis and commended the Company for contributing towards the final amount of the €14,000 donated. Ever since its inception, the Group together with the swimmers’ donations have collected just over €97,000.
“The Thomas Smith Charity Swim is now an annual appointment on the calendar of events of the Office of the President, and continues to attract an ever-growing number of swimmers, expressing their solidarity and altruism,” said Joe Gerada, Managing Director at Thomas Smith Group. “I am very proud that a record 330 swimmers, including Thomas Smith’s own employees, braved the winter sea to raise substantial sums of money for charitable causes. We hope to increase the turnout and funds raised in the 2016 edition, which will be the 18thedition held on Sunday 18th December.”
Joe Gerada, together with Anton Buttigieg, Project Cargo Business Development Manager, and Liana Cachia Group Marketing & HR Manager, were this year accompanied by Ben Muscat and Luciano Galea (representing Thomas Smith swimmers), Lorna Camilleri (representing Thomas Smith volunteers), Zakk Davies and Peter Fitzgerald (representing all participants).
The 2015 Thomas Smith Christmas Charity Swim was supported by the Sliema Local Council, Civil Protection Department, the Malta Police Force, Malta Red Cross, St John’s Rescue Corps, Għaqda Dilettanti Sajd Sliema, Dan u San Radju Malta radio show, Drinks n’ More, Vertex Vending Services Ltd., X-Zone, H2Only (Island Beverages), Giorgio’s Cafeteria, Fresco’s Café & Restaurant, Qawra Scout Band, Cara’s Cafeteria, Clyde Dolceria, The HIVE Ltd., Visual Trends, Karl Borg Events, as well as many other supporters.
Other sources: Times of Malta