Wednesday 18 October 2017

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Vodafone team help families realise their dreams

 Vodafone’s Enterprise and Wholesale Business Team took some time off and spent a memorable CSR day at the Millennium Chapel to promote Solidarity and Dignity while helping families who have passed through rough times.

Vodafone employees collected money and donated groceries to 15 families that attend the Millennium Chapel for support. The families were invited to spend a fun filled day together with Vodafone employees. After being welcomed by Fr. Saviour Grima and his volunteers, all involved were divided into two different groups.The elderly and parents enjoyed a day bowling at the Eden Super Bowl followed by lunch at the Avenue Restaurant and Buffalo Bill Steak House. Whilst the kids enjoyed a unique entertainment experience at Funland Malta, with amusement games and activities organised for them followed by lunch at the same establishment.

During his opening speech on the day, Fr Saviour Grima showed footage of the services that are on offer at the Millennium Chapel on a daily basis, thanks to volunteers who give their support and time to help these families. “During the planning stage of this day, our main scope was to provide all the families with a day that promotes Solidarity and Dignity,” said Fr Saviour Grima. “The families and individuals who were chosen have passed through very difficult times in their life.  Once a person reaches rock bottom it is not easy to see the light at the end of the tunnel and tend to resort to self-pity, which in turn is self-destructive.  The main aim of this initiative was to give these families hope. The Enterprise & Wholesale Team are enriched with good communication skills and given the briefing, they succeeded in making our families feel loved, cared for and part of society.  This day offered new experiences to most of them and special thanks goes to all those who lent a helping hand for this day to be a complete success including Funland, Eden Super Bowl, Buffalo Bill, the Avenue, Central Flower Shop, and the Vodafone team.”

“Most of us, including myself, did not know the sterling work that is being done by these volunteers,” said Marcel Grech Mallia, Enterprise Services Sales Manager at Vodafone Malta. “We really enjoyed this experience and the opportunity we were given to share our life experiences with the families, giving them strength and providing them with words of encouragement to carry on in life. Any little bit helps even spending some time with those in need is always an achievement. As a fun thing, together with the families, we also had the opportunity to write our comments on a poster that was then given to the Millennium Chapel as a memento.”

Some of the families commented on certain issues and raised their concern that sometimes they feel that they are forgotten by society. “Today was a clear example of the contrary.  The Vodafone team has helped me feel better about myself. Thank you for helping out,” said one of the individuals seeking help at the Millennium Chapel.

 

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