(from left to right) Reuben Vella of Helping Hands with Antonello Gauci - CEO Inspire

The sum of over €6,000 has been collected and donated to Inspire by the Helping Hands Issue No 71. The money was collected during the months of November and December last year, during which the family magazine was sold throughout Malta and Gozo.

This is the fifth collaboration between Helping Hands and Inspire, which provides a holistic range of services and programmes to children and adults with disability.

“The magazine is a great tool, not only because it generates much needed funds for the foundation, but also because it’s an opportunity for us to explain what we do, and how we help children and adults with disabilities to reach their full potential,” explains Inspire’s CEO Antonello Gauci.

“Inspire believes that everyone has a right to equality and inclusion. Our mission is to try to help everyone with a disability achieve this. We do this by providing individuals and their families with educational, therapeutic and leisure services. We also advocate for inclusion, educate the general public, raise awareness among peers, and hold the best knowledge base on disability on the island.”

Over the past eleven years, Helping Hands has managed to collect more than €1,000,000, which been distributed to various charities and non-governmental organisations such as Inspire.

“The magazine includes pages full of articles about the charity being fundraised for, as well as entertaining games, recipes, and competitions,” explains Reuben Vella from Helping Hands. “I would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that our sales representatives always have authorisation tags on display. This ensures transparency, which is of utmost importance. Buyers of the magazine can also verify that the collected money goes to the promised charities by looking at the back page of each issue.”

The current issue, No 72, is now being sold in aid of Dar Il-Kaptan – Foundation for respite services.