Giving back to the community
Tis the season to think pink now more than ever before!
In the various fund raising and charity events held across Malta recently, one company that caught my eye in their efforts to give back to children’s cancer organisation has been MBR Publication Limited, publishers of some of Malta’s premier business publications, among which one finds the Malta Business Review, the Accountant and MAINSAIL. Above and beyond, MBR Publications Ltd are also at the forefront of MICE and gala award event organisations, having pioneered Malta’s Best Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for the past seven years, Malta’s Best in Business Awards, Malta International Boats & Yachting Awards and Malta’s iGaming Excellence Awards. These prestigious and highly successful events have made the MBR logo and brand a household name of respect earning them kudos and a strong reputation for organising some of the biggest gala award shows ever hosted in Malta by a local company.
Not only do they go above and beyond what we may predictably see in action during the forthcoming month of July, I chose this company mainly because they hit the closest to home in the lives of everyday people by what they do and how they do it! From what we wear to what we eat and even to how we travel and check our Facebook statuses, one can’t help but to be tickled pink with how they give back to the community – and continually keep on giving.
“In 2014, we lighted one of our corporate events pink to help raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Foundation Malta. In 2015, we added the Community Chest Fund and HE Madame Louise Colerio Preca, the President of Malta’s signature on the award certification in recognition of her dedication to help children and patients suffering of cancer,” told us Martin Vella, Managing Director of MBR Publications Ltd.
Since then MBR Publications did not look back and there’s something about adding a little pop of pink to your wardrobe that makes you stand out and in 2016/17, the company joined up with Puttinu Cares encouraging that we “live in pink” with their flagship publication the Malta Business Review adding the pink colour fund raising campaign. E News anchor and breast cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic, has been the role model for the company to follow, and on each collection the company has been able to collect from each of their gala awards they added on a 25% bonus on the amount collected for the donation.
Recently, the company organised Malta’s iGaming Excellence Awards and collected a sum of money, topped by 25% from the companies proceeds of the event. Cometh end of May, following the event, and Martin Vella went to visit the Rainbow Ward at the Oncology Center in Mater Dei Hospital with a cheque of Euro 1,500.00 which he handed to Mr Rennie Zerafa and Angele Cuschieri of Puttinu Cares.
Mr Vella stated that MBR Publications will continue to offer its support to Puttinu Cares: “The company and its employees firmly believe in Puttinu Cares’ right cause and we are confident that through the development and inclusion of our new mobile application, the general public will be able to get closer to Puttinu Cares and better understand its important role in our society.”
MBR Publications supplement its donation by additional funds raised throughout this year through various other activities organised by the company. For the past five years MBR Publications has been supporting other organisations namely L-Istrina and the Malta Community Chest Fund.