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Remax & Friends Foundation launches fundraising marathon

Its focus is to raise over €55,000 for visually-impaired Maltese children

Remax agents at the Annual Vodafone Malta Marathon where over 45 agents represented the NGO.

Remax agents at the Annual Vodafone Malta Marathon where over 45 agents represented the NGO.

The Remax & Friends Foundation has come to an agreement with Remax Malta to organise an annual fundraising marathon.

As a result, each of the 27 Remax offices have agreed to hold a number of fundraising events in the run-up to the marathon. Their common goal will be to raise funds to purchase the equipment needed by some 60-plus visually-impaired local children, thus giving them the opportunity to read.

Earlier this year, the foundation committed its support to the National Readathon – an initiative launched through 22 public schools and over 1,000 primary students – which is striving to raise awareness among the public about influencing children to read as part of their education and in their initial stages of life.

Spearheaded by the President’s Trust, together with the National Literacy Agency, the foundation has committed to raise funds to purchase 96 instruments so children who are less fortunate may also have the opportunity to read.

Earlier this year, the foundation committed its support to the National Readathon

President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca said: “Companies embracing corporate social responsibility, such as Remax through the Remax & Friends Foundation are truly committed, not only to strive for profit, but also for the well-being of people and for the sustainability of our Islands.”

The fundraising events organised by the various Remax real estate offices will be held between the first week of September and the second week of October, and will vary from walkathons to cake sales and mini-festivals. During the events, participants will also be able to purchase a book written by Samuel Farrugia, the inspirational blind boy who wrote Samuel and the Magic Tooth.

Jeffrey Buttigieg, COO of Remax Malta and board member of foundation, said: “This initiative makes me feel so proud of our agents, staff, managers and franchise owners – many of whom have been in meetings to develop this great idea since the early days. So many people have contributed to this effort in different ways, and we are all eager to be working towards the common goal of helping those less fortunate.”

The Remax & Friends Annual Marathon will culminate in the middle of October, when the NGO will organise a Family Fun Day for the group’s 450 members and their family and friends. Beyond this, the foundation will also generate a further €80,000, as it does annually. These funds are raised by each and every agent within Remax Malta through donations made from their commissions. These funds are then distributed to other causes throughout the year.

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