Following the recent act of vandalism at the premises of Inspire Foundation, The Alfred Mizzi Foundation has donated €3,000 in funds towards urgently required repairs of Inspire’s Animal Park in Marsascala.
Established by Alf. Mizzi & Sons Ltd in 2004, The Alfred Mizzi Foundation aims to promote Maltese heritage, education and social solidarity. “Following last week’s act of vandalism on the park, this donation will go a long way in helping us restore it. It will also go towards daily operations and the funds required to keep the park up and running,” explained Ms. Giovanna Bartolo Mirabile, The Park’s Manager.
Originally known as Ir-Razett Tal-?biberija, the park covers five
tumoli of land and is home to a wide array of abandoned or adopted animals ranging from goats to emus, from rabbits to owls, and from ducks to sheep. “The park provides children with disabilities as well as the general public a unique petting and feeding experience. It
provides a leisure and therapeutic service to children in need, so The Alfred Mizzi Foundation agreed to offer its help in order to get the place up and running again in the shortest time possible,” said Julian Sammut, trustee on the Board.
Nathan Farrugia, Inspire’s CEO thanked The Alfred Mizzi Foundation for their generous contribution. “We were overwhelmed with the generosity of so many people. This was a true case where a terrible act was turned into a positive ending by the sheer coming together of good people. Without generous donations such as that from The Alfred Mizzi Foundation, there would be no way that Inspire would be able to keep providing so many disability services to thousands of clients, at the highly subsidized rate that it does today, and for this we are very grateful,” he said.