As part of its fundraising activities, Hospice Malta will once again have poinsettias this year against a donation of €4, available from the 5th December.

Large-scale deliveries can also be made for companies, with orders under 30 at a charge of €5. Delivery for orders exceeding 30 poinsettias will be free of charge.

Orders can be made by calling 21440085 or 79009616, or visit hospicemalta.org for details. Last orders will be taken on the 16th December.

All proceeds collected shall go towards the free of charge Palliative Care Services offered by Hospice Malta.

The Hospice is a voluntary organisation that was founded in 1989 which promotes and provides the highest standards of Palliative Care in a holistic manner for those reaching the end of life with cancer, motor neuron disease, and cardiac, respiratory and renal diseases. In 2015, 1,017 patients, together with their families, received Hospice services. Presently, Hospice receives an average of 60 new referrals each month. Visits by the professional team to patients and families amount to over 7,000 per year.