€16,500 raised for ALS Malta at ION – The Harbour

Over €16,500 was raised for ALS Malta and Dar Bjorn 2 from a fundraising dinner at ION – The Harbour on Wednesday 3rd November. Sponsored by Iniala and Charles Grech, 100% of ticket sales from this event went directly towards ALS Malta for their latest project, Dar Bjorn 2, which will be opening next year.

Iniala is proud to have supported such an inspirational cause by hosting a 5-course dinner at the award-winning rooftop restaurant ION -The Harbour overlooking the Grand Harbour. During the dinner, one-night stays at Iniala Harbour House and artwork from the ALS Malta Shop were auctioned to help raise additional funds. More artwork that is still available for sale is being displayed at the hotel until the end of November, with all proceeds going directly to ALS Malta.

Dar Bjorn 2 is set to be a state-of-the-art residential and medical facility for people suffering from ALS and other neurological conditions. There are hundreds of neurological patients waiting to get into an intensive care residential community home in Malta. The first Dar Bjorn, which opened in 2017, proved to be a success and yet too small to cater for all the national demand. This drove the ambition to build a newer and bigger Dar Bjorn 2 which will provide a range of advanced medical facilities that will help give prolonged and better quality of life to 30 patients.

“We organised hundreds of events in these past 6 years but surely this one ranks up there amongst the best ever! It was one enchanting night where we got to meet again many of the donors who helped raise funds for this great initiative. We are extremely grateful to Mr. Mark Weingard and his great team at Iniala Harbour House for giving us the opportunity for this unique charity Gala Dinner. We will be surely looking forward to future collaborations together!” – Bjorn Formosa, Founder of ALS Malta.

Founded by philanthropist Mark Weingard, Iniala has been committed to giving back to its surrounding communities since its inception. This event is part of a series of events and initiatives Iniala is offering as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility with the aim of supporting voluntary organisations and the local community. If you are interested in holding a fundraising event for a worthy cause, send an email to vanessa.azzopardi@iniala.com.


Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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