Thursday 14 December 2017

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Teatru Unplugged supports Cancer Research

The 18th edition of Teatru Unplugged which was held at the Manoel Theatre last December, helped raise funds for cancer research. Jonathan Shaw, the producer of Teatru Unplugged presented the donation to Wilfred Kenely, CEO of the Research, Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT) of the University of Malta. This initiative also commemorated Nirvana Azzopardi, one of the co-founders of the event who passed away in 2013.
Mr Shaw explained that “a part of the proceedings or the money raised through initiatives associated with Teatru Unplugged have always gone to good causes, but ever since Nirvana passed away, we’ve committed ourselves to doing it towards cancer-related causes. This year we decided to go further than that, and got involved with the research Trust of the University of Malta. We believe that Investing in research to help find possible or potential solutions to a problem is just as important as helping those who are currently facing that scenario. In my opinion, it’s important to channel support to the long-term solution at the root.”
RIDT’s aim is to raise funds for research from the community including corporate partners, and is pleased to note that there is a culture change whereby research is being recognised as a worthy cause to support. Wilfred Kenely, CEO of RIDT stated ” We are delighted that Teatru Unplugged has come on board in support of the world class research currently happening at the University of Malta. This is a clear indication that our society is responding to our appeal and is investing in long term solutions that will eventually provide better quality of life. We are confident that this initiative of Teatru Unplugged will serve as an example of good practice to other organisations. “

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