Painting for Charity: Artists to raise funds for St. Joseph’s Home
This weekend showed the launch of an online art auction in aid of charity. The idea came about when six girlfriends, including our own EVE blogger Trinity Camilleri Burlo’, met over a glass of wine and after a great brainstorming session decided to make an online auction to help at raising enough funds to make a dream come true for the 15 boys currently residing at St Joseph Home in St Venera – a holiday abroad during their summer holidays.
The auction features works from nineteen renowned local artists: Andrew Borg, Arlette Zammit, Caroline Said Lawrence, Debbie Caruana Dingli, Ed Schembri, Gorg Mallia, James Vella Clark, Kenneth Zammit Tabone, Marie Louise Kold, Marika Borg, Marisa Attard, Mary Deguara, Nicole Casha, Rupert Cefai, and photographic artists Ronnie Muscat , Sergio Muscat, Carlo Muscat, Joe Zammit Lucia and Kurt Arrigo.
The fund raising initiative was launched during a special event at Farsons Direct Wine Shop, where all the works of art were exhibited and guests were treated to a wine tasting session featuring Australia’s largest wine brand Jacob’s Creek.
Mrs. Michelle Muscat also paid a surprise visit to the launch event and gave her full support to the initiative.
“These boys have had it tough all their lives,” explained Fr Frankie Cini, director at The St. Joseph’s Home.
“Some of them are of age and are about to leave the home to fend for themselves. Before they do, we want to give them an experience of a lifetime. Even though going abroad might not seem like a basic need, in today’s day and age everyone should have the opportunity to experience travelling and the joys that it brings with it. In order to make this happen we need to raise about €600 per child.”
The exhibition will remain open at Farsons Direct until April 20 and bids can be pledged online at www.auctionforstjoseph.com until April 30.
Money donations for this cause can also be made by bank transfer in APS Bank Account No 20000358238 or via SMS on:
50618068 – €4.66
50618911 – €6.99
50619205 – €11.65