• Turn your unwanted Treasures into Cash

     

    Our regular and much-loved Car Boot Sales are back. 

    We'll be happy to see new faces join us and familiar ones returning to, literally, turn their unwanted treasures into cash in this sought-after series of fundraising events.

     

    We are meeting:

    in the Street of the Gozo Colleges, off Fortunato Mizzi Street, Victoria.

    When:

    Alternate Sundays

    Time:

    07:00 - 13:00h

    If you'd like to join us, just show up on the Sunday of your choice and give us your contribution of €10.00 on the day. Should you wish to contact us, just give us a call on 21551180 or 21553336 or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We'll be happy to hear from you!

  • The Friends of the Sick and the Elderly in Gozo (FSEG) has supported a private initiative to install two new Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) for use by the general public.

    The initiative was launched in the first days of November by the Hon. Dr Justyne Caruana, Minister for Gozo.

    Read more in our News item here.

  • happy coupleWelcome to the FSEG 

    Here you can find out everything you need to know about our organisation, our mission and activities.  

    We always look forward to meeting new members and sponsors. The main functions of the society are to assist the sick and the elderly in every way and to help improve and increase facilities available for the safety, welfare, comfort and convenience of the sick and the elderly in Gozo in their homes and the hospital.

    Regular Fundraising Sales 

     

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    Sale dates for the rest of this year are listed on the right

     

    These will take place on the road between the Gozo colleges. Entrance from Fortunato Mizzi Street.

     

    We have ITEMS FOR LOAN or DONATION and gratefully accept donated objects for our fundraising Charity sales which usually run on the SECOND and LAST Sundays of each month except during July - August.

  • Mission

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    The main functions of the society are to assist the sick and the elderly in every way and to help improve the home facilities available for the safety, welfare, comfort and convenience of the sick and the elderly in Gozo.

    This is achieved by means of the community care equipment loans service. The service is run by volunteers and the cost of the equipment is funded only by donation for use of the equipment, membership subscriptions and fund raising.

  • Helpers?

    helper 450We need supporters and sponsors. Can you offer your help in any activity or make a financial contribution? 

    We need help with our car boot sales, hospital visits, and other activities. We are always looking for sponsors. sponsorship could be financial, contributing to a particular project, or offering  a service or services to the FSEG.

    All major sponsors are listed in the AGM report, thank you for your support.

    Are you a member of The Friends?

    If not, would you like to subscribe €5 per year or €50 for Life Membership?

    We will keep you informed of our activities and invite you to our events. Help us make life easier for those who need help. Perhaps you will be interested in joining our Committee?

  • Projects

    Over many years, the funds we collected have been used to donate much needed items of equipment to the various departments in the Gozo General Hospital, including Rezidenza Sant'Anna, the Male Elderly Residence, and the Psychiatric Wards for the benefit of patients and staff. (See Donations and Loans section). 

    In 2009 we co-operated in the setting up of Meals-on-Wheels in Gozo and continue to be committed to run the cooking and delivery service for the meals on wheels that is delivered in a vehicle we donated for the purpose.

    We help also the homes for the elderly run charitably by the Dominican and Carmelite nuns in Victoria.

    Since 2009, the FSEG ongoing project has been to cater for the needs of the sick and the elderly in their own homes by providing pressure-relieving mattresses, electrically-controlled patient lifters and variable-position beds.

    fseg opening Dec2011 500The Equipment Loan Service (ELS) Project encourages and assists family members to care for bedridden patients at home and helps relieve pressure on beds for the elderly in hospital and nursing homes. In addition we continue to supply wheelchairs, walking aids, commodes, etc., which the hospital seems to have been unable to loan out for years.  This project is now well established and expanding.  

    On 5th December 2010, with the help of Rotary Club Gozo, we opened a Storage and Distribution Centre at the M.A.S. Residential Complex in Ghajnsielem for our equipment loan sevice.

    In 2018, we finally moved to a purpose designed property located in Victoria, courtesy of the Government

    For further information please phone any of these numbers: 21553336  or contact us by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FSEG supports Gozitan business in helping save lives

Written by Marion Zammit. Posted in News.

The Friends of the Sick and the Elderly in Gozo (FSEG) has supported a Gozitan business in making available to the general public, two Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs).

Earlier this year, Distinct Homes Limited approached the FSEG with its wish to install an AED outside each of its showrooms – one in Gozo and another in Malta – which lie on main roads that daily see a substantial amount of traffic and people passing through. The equipment is a contribution towards the community the business is established in, and has been installed in a prominent external area for use by the general public. This is the first time that a private entity, on its own, invests in equipment such as an AED for use by the public.

One AED has now been installed on Pope John Paul II Street in Victoria, Gozo and a second one is in the process of being installed in Mdina Road, Attard. The company intends to organise demonstration sessions of how the equipment works, which will be available free of charge to the general public. More information will be published in due course.

The FSEG immediately supported this initiative and encourages other businesses, organisations and entities to contribute towards the most vulnerable in the community.

Used in the first minutes after a cardiac arrest, an AED can make the difference between life and death. It is an easy to use portable tool that provides a step-by-step vocal guidance and can be used by persons outside the medical field.

The equipment was inaugurated by the Hon. Dr Justyne Caruana, Minister for Gozo, earlier this month.

Dr John B Pace, on behalf of the FSEG, said that saving lives is the most important way that the organisation can help the sick and the elderly and AEDs are safe life-savers even in the hands of non-medical people.

In its quest for the wellbeing of the sick and the elderly in Gozo, the FSEG welcomes and supports such community care initiatives and eagerly encourages other businesses in Gozo to take similar endeavours for the benefit of the population at large.

The FSEG has been providing several services on a voluntary basis for more than 30 years, including equipment on loan, such as mechanized beds and other tools, to improve the day-to-day care and comfort of the sick and the elderly in their private homes.