€6,220,000 was raised during this year’s L-Istrina.
The money will be donated to charities and good causes.
President George Vella, who heads the Malta Community Chest Fund, said he was confident the 12-hour fundraising event would be ‘another big success’.
He said: ‘We are here to make sure that those who in the coming year might need help because of health issues get this help.
‘I am convinced that this evening we will once again be celebrating another big success.’
This year’s fundraiser was held at Kirkop Sports Centre.