Dress down for charity
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Dress down for charity

Thomas Smith employees presenting a donation to Joseph and Carmen Theuma.

Thomas Smith employees presenting a donation to Joseph and Carmen Theuma.

Thomas Smith staff presented €2,000 to the Theuma family, victims of a fire that enveloped their home in Luqa in December 2018.

Funds were raised throughout last year in return for wearing casual attire to work. Every Friday is a dress down day at Thomas Smith Group, with the intent to collect donations from staff, and aid those in need.

Every year, Thomas Smith and its employees select a charitable institution, cause or individual going through a rough patch. The incident which caused extensive damage to a house in the heart of Luqa touched Thomas Smith employees, especially since the family lived a few doors down from the Group’s offices. The fire left the couple with nothing to live on.

The fire, which spread within seconds, took 18 hours to be controlled by firefighters from the Civil Protection Department.

Joseph Theuma received the donation together with his wife Carmen – the couple praised Thomas Smith employees for the contribution. The Chaplain of Luqa Parish Church, who was instrumental in raising money from the village community, was also present.

The donation was presented by employees Emanuel Azzopardi, Gian Paolo Azzopardi and Kimberley Sciberras.

Thomas Smith Group and its employees recognise the importance of the charitable organisations in Malta and their continual need for funding.

Since the inception of Dress Down Fridays, the initiative has donated more than €30,500 to Thomas Smith staff and individuals in need, as well as local charities.

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