Partisan colours have been put aside as leading politicians, celebrities and all sorts of Maltese personalities come together to raise money for L-Istrina, Malta’s biggest charitable marathon.
The annual event, which always goes down on Boxing Day, has already raised over €2.5 million at time of publishing – and the donations just keep pouring in by the minute.
L-Istrina started at around noon, with practically everyone in Maltese social life pitching in, as well as scores of Maltese organisations, companies and families giving donations ranging from in their thousands.
Malta’s Prime Minister, Opposition Leader, Archbishop, both the current President as well as President Emeritus, the Superintendent of Public Health, Malta’s Got Talent winners and so many more urged people to donate, answered phones and took part in the ongoing show.
The money is being raised in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund, which helps thousands of Maltese people throughout the year.
With over €2.5 million raised in just over six hours, all of Malta is watching to see what the final amount of donations will be at around midnight this evening.