Saturday 22 June 2024

The Convenience Shop Empowers Community Wellbeing Caritas Run For Life Support

The Convenience Shop, a leading player in Malta’s convenience sector, has proudly sponsored and participated in the second edition of the Caritas Run For Life, a community event dedicated to promoting health and well-being across all age groups.

This year’s Caritas Run For Life took place on Sunday 12th May and started from the San Blas Therapeutic Centre in Ħaż-Żebbuġ. The event surpassed expectations with a remarkable turnout of 1,300 participants, including children, from various backgrounds and age ranges. Due to overwhelming interest, registrations had to close earlier, and the number of eligible participants was capped for health and safety reasons.

Participants had the option to choose from various race categories, including a 10 km race, a 5 km race, a 4 km walk, a 1 km race tailored for children aged 6 to 9 years, and a 2.5 km race designed for children aged 10 to 13 years. The event not only encouraged physical activity but also fostered community spirit in support of a noble cause.

As the principal sponsor, The Convenience Shop reaffirmed its commitment to the Caritas Run For Life. Over 30 employees participated between the walks and run marathon. To show appreciation, T-shirts and goodie bags were distributed as tokens of appreciation to employees for their involvement and support.

Furthermore, The Convenience Shop mobilised support from patrons across its 91 outlets spanning 50 locations. The company facilitated participation by providing transportation for staff, their families, and interested patrons, underscoring its dedication to community involvement and wellness promotion.

Andrew Attard, Executive Assistant to the Directors at The Convenience Shop, remarked, “The Caritas Run For Life embodies the values close to our company’s ethos, promoting healthy lifestyles and fostering community unity. We were thrilled to be part of this impactful initiative for the second consecutive year.”

Anthony Gatt, Director of Caritas Malta, extended sincere appreciation, stating, “We are immensely grateful to The Convenience Shop for their steadfast support of the Caritas Run For Life. Their involvement significantly contributed to the success of our mission to aid those in need within our community.”