Michelle Muscat named Volunteer of the Year

Prime Minister's wife honoured by Council for Voluntary Sector

Michelle Muscat, the Prime Minister’s wife, has been named National Volunteer of the Year by the Maltese Council for the Voluntary Sector.

In a statement this morning, the Nisa Laburisti congratulated Ms Muscat and said the council had acknowledged her unconditional work and support to many people together with the Marigold Foundation and the National Alliance on Rare Diseases.

Last summer, Ms Muscat swam a 10km stretch from Ta' Fra Ben to Marsamxett Harbour to raise money for the Marigold Foundation, beating the 8km and 6km high-profile charity swims she undertook in the two previous years. 

In 2016, a charity project endorsed by Ms Muscat came under scrutiny when the Times of Malta reported that prison inmates employed to make curtains for the project were owed thousands of euros. 

The National Volunteer Award seeks to recognise volunteers who have contributed to their particular field and have served as an inspiration to others. 

Aside from Ms Muscat, other winners of the 2017 awards were: 

Youth Volunteer Award - Hayley Buttigieg, Tgħanniqa
Volunteer Organisation Award - Centru Tbexbix 
Corporate Volunteering Award - HSBC Bank 

Special mentions were reserved for Carol Fenech at the Marsaxlokk Aquatic Sports Club, Louise Bajada at Inspire Foundation and Rachel Portelli at Għaqda Maltiija Kontra d-Diabete.

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