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.

Car Boot Sales to resume in September

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Turn your unwanted Treasures into Cash

 

Our regular and much-loved Car Boot Sales will be back after summer,carboot sale 350 
once Sunday mornings will mean milder temperatures and a pleasure to spend a few hours of sunshine in company. 

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 will be meeting:

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

Starting on:

Sunday 29th September, on 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!

Mission

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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

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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

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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..

Welcome

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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.