Fundraising

  • Donations & Bequests

    growth hands 400We are most grateful for all donations and /or bequests made in wills.

    All donations are officially acknowledged unless donors prefer to remain anonymous.

    Payments can be made by cheque or bank transfer as per details below.

    Cheques should be made out to: "Friends of the Sick and the Elderly in Gozo"

    Bank transfers:

    Bank address: Lombard Bank Malta plc, Victoria, Gozo

    Acct: 01440600283

    IBAN: MT70 LBMA 0500 0000 0000 01440600283

  • Philanthropic Fairs

    "Turn your unwanted treasures into Cash"

    car boot 2 450These have replaced the former Car Boot Sales and are organised by FSEG volunteers to generate funds from: (1) open-air sales by FSEG of items donated by friends, and also (2) donations by the wider public for the use of  spaces for stands or stalls in the fairground.

    The Fairs are held at the Victoria Football Ground from 7:00am onwards on the last Sundays of January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November & December.

    Tthe following guidelines must be followed:         

    1. These Fairs help recycling between people of unwanted items they own and, in so doing, help the philanthropic work of the FSEG;
    2. The participants must pre-book their space and are expected to donate something to the FSEG; 
    3. At the end of each event participants should remove their own material and leave the area free from litter and clean.
    4. No Commercial traders are allowed to participate;  
    5. No lorries, trucks or commercial vans are allowed in the area.

    carboot sale 350Donors of any items (e.g. books, household goods, bric-a-brac) should contact the FSEG volunteers on Tel. 21553336 or 79553336 to arrange for delivery or collection. Typically we collect items up-to 2 or 3 days before the event to give us time to sort and price them. We thank donors in advance.victoria football ground

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.