More than €1.3 million has been raised in the first three hours of Malta’s national annual charity telethon on Boxing Day.
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 is being held at Kirkop Sports Centre.
More than €7 million was donated during a record-breaking edition last year.
Want to donate to the Malta Community Chest Fund?
Call 5190 2030 to donate €50
Call 5180 2012 to donate €25
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Other pledges can be made on 21262626