About Us

  • Recognition

    The Friends of the Sick and the Elderly in Gozo is recognised by The Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations and its Enrolment Number is VO/0066.

    The FSEG was a founder member of the The National Federation of NGOs of Malta, The Malta Health Network and The Gozo NGOs Association. It is the Gozo representative on the National Council for the Elderly.

    As a voluntary organisation, the FSEG won the "Premju San Lawrenz - 2001". The San Lawrenz Local Council awards this prize every year to the most deserving philanthropic society in the Maltese Islands. This was only the second time in six years that this prize was won by a Gozo-based society.

    It may be of interest to record that two members of the FSEG Committee have received national awards during the last few years for their personal qualities and philanthropic activities.

    FSEG Committee Member Mr. Chris Galea was selected O.A.S.I. "Zghazugh tas-Sena - 2000" (Youth of the Year).

    FSEG Committee Member Mrs. Antoinette Frendo was voted "Anzjana tas-Sena - 1995" (Elderly Person of the Year)

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  • Affiliations and Cooperation with other entities

    The Friends of the Sick and the Elderly in Gozo are affiliated with, and represented on,

    • The National Council for the Elderly
    • The Malta Health Network (founding member),
    • The Gozo NGOs Association (founding member) 

    The FSEG is active together with the Ministry for Gozo, the Parliamentary Secretariat For Rights Of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing, in the provision, monitoring, control, cooking and delivery of the Meals-on-Wheels Service in Gozo, cooperating with other philanthropic societies, constituted bodies, homes for the elderly and the Gozo hospital.

    Finally their active members attend at, and contribute to, seminars and activities relevant to NGOs and the care of the sick & the elderly. (See Recognition)

  • Meetings

    committee 250The attendance of members at the Annual General meeting is very important as it demonstrates their active interest, support and commitment, while it gives them the opportunity to express their views and to elect persons of their choice to the committee.

    The FSEG Committee meets every second Thursday of each month.

    The Year 2016 AGM was held on 23rd February, 2017 at the Exhibition Hall, Ministry of Gozo.

    The Year 2015 AGM was held on 19th February, 2016 at the Gozo Ministry.

    The Year 2014 AGM was held on 24th February, 2015 at the Ministry for Gozo Hall.

  • History

    This FSEG was inaugurated in 1988 through the amalgamation of "The Friends of the Elderly, Craig Hospital" and "The Friends of Chambrai". These voluntary groups visited and helped the patients of the geriatric wards of Craig Hospital in Victoria and those of the Psychiatric hospital in Fort Chambray.

    Since the name of Craig Hospital was changed to The Gozo General Hospital and the psychiatric hospital had moved from Fort Chamgrey to Xewkija and was due to be incorporated into the general hospital complex, the names of the groups became anachronistic. It was also realized that an additional voluntary group was desirable to cater for the needs of the sick in hospital that were neither elderly nor psychiatric. Thus "The Friends of Gozo Hospital" came into being.

    This was the new society's original name which, however, was short-lived because it was soon realized that sick and elderly persons in their own homes also needed assistance. In addition there was, at that time, a popular misconception about the role of volunteers helping a government institution. So, the name was changed to "The Friends of the Sick and the Elderly in Gozo" and the society's mission was extended to embrace the larger community. Within a few years about 600 paid-up members were recruited, this number fluctuates but continues to grow has currently stabilized at about 700.

2019 Piano & Cello Recital

Written by David Pace. Posted in Past Events.

Fundraising Concert

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Through the great generosity of one of our benefactors, Mrs Sonja Sinclair Stevenson-Lindblad, we have  music recitals by acclaimed pianist Michelangelo Carbonara, and  his wife, acclaimed celloist Kyung Mi Lee.

The ELEVENTH recital by internationally renowned pianist Signor Michelangelo Carbonara, once again accompanied by Kyung Mi Lee on the cello, is scheduled for 18.30 hours on April 5, 2019 at the Kempinski Hotel, San Lawrenz, Gozo  - a popular event that must not be missed. The recital will be followed by a super dinner in the company of the esteemed performers. 

If you wish to be informed of these annual events please contact us and supply your address and other contact details. 

COME AND ENJOY beautiful immortal music and have fun with us in all our fundraising events. 

 

Annual Lunch 2019

Written by David Pace. Posted in Past Events.

ANNUAL  LUNCH

at the Victoria Scouts Headquarters

In aid of the

The Friends of the Sick and the Elderly in Gozo

on

Sunday 19th May 2018 at 12.00 Noon

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Tomato Basil Soup

Chicke Coronation Rolls

Spinach and Mozzarella stuffed Meatloaf

Danube Waves Cake

Please advise of any dietry contraints at time of booking, or by Thursday 16th May, with name of individual concerned.

Price includes:-

2 bottles of wine, large bottle of water per table of 8 - 10

 

Tickets:     Adults €20.00     Call Tel:  7955 5844  Children under 12 years  €7.00

To reserve a place/table please contact

Tel: 7955 5844 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download the  pdf FSEG Chicken Lunch Poster (273 KB)  here

Recital at Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz, Gozo 2018

Written by David Pace. Posted in Past Events.

Signor Michelangelo Carbonara – piano

Kyung Mi Lee – cello

Saturday April 7th 2018 at 18.30

Tickets €35

3 course post recital dinner €45

Proceeds divided between FSEG and Happy Moments Kenya

For tickets and further details contact Sonja Sinclair Stevenson

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Piano and Cello Recital 2017

Written by David Pace. Posted in Past Events.

 

The 9 th Annual Recital by Internationally renowned pianist Signor Michelangelo Carbonara

accompanied by his wife, Kyung Mi Lee, on cello was held on Saturday April 22 nd 2017 at The

Kempinski Hotel, San Lawrenz, Gozo. It was followed by supper dinner in the company of the

esteemed performers.

 

The concert was held in aid of "The Friends of the Sick and of the Elderly in Gozo" and "Happy Moments Kenya"

 

High Spirits

Written by David Pace. Posted in Past Events.

A report by Marion Chessell.

 

Gozo’s newest amateur dramatic society, “Gozo Players”  raised money in support of  FSEG with their first performance of a trio of one act plays called “ High Spirits”. I went to the performance on 22nd April and found that it was professionally done by all the actors and I understand it was full house at The Grand Hotel, Mgarr on both days.

 

The plays were entertaining and I look forward to future performances the Gozo Players produce. So a big thank you to all involved and thank you for considering the FSEG.