Thousands flooded the main thoroughfares from Paola, Santa Venera, Msida and San Anton, to converge in Blata l-Bajda and move together to the Grandmaster’s Palace in Valletta in a celebration of solidarity. The President’s Solidarity Fun Run, sponsored once again by Banif Bank is now part of Malta’s annual calendar of events and this sixth edition marks another success. Walkers and runners from all parts of the Island and from all walks of life created a wave of indigo, led by H.E. The President.
Organised by the Malta Community Chest Fund with the help of Kunsill Malti għall-Isport in aid of L-Istrina, this year’s edition introduced new routes and a host of celebrities, in addition to the usual festive atmosphere. Sports organisations and NGOs as well as teams from different companies joined the fray, to make the event a truly memorable one. Students and deans left from the University Campus while Members of Parliament and other dignitaries showed their support at different points along the way. Participants were given a commemorative t-shirt and a bib, against a donation of €10.
Led by Banif Bank Chairman Dr Michael Frendo and Chief Executive Officer Joaquim F. Silva Pinto, a large group of Banif employees and their families got involved in different ways, both in the run up to the event as well as during the Fun Run. “There is no other event that expresses the notion of national solidarity more than the President’s Solidarity Fun Run!” said Mr Silva Pinto. ‘One Nation, One Heartbeat’ highlights the spirit of the Maltese community and the generosity that is regularly shown by the public. Banif Bank is proud to have supported this noble event for a sixth consecutive year.”