An abandoned Mosta space around 8,500 meters squared will be regenerated into a picnic area for residents to enjoy and in memory of the late Dr Victor Calvagna.
Under the responsibility of Parks Malta, the area will be filled with tress and public benches with constant maintenance. The trees will commemorate the Puttinu founder. Parks Malta will be collaborating with Puttinu Cares to plant a tree for every donation exceeding €300. Trees will also carry a label to commemorate survivors as well as those who passed away due to cancer.
The initiative forms part of Puttinu Cares’ fundraising marathon which is set to take place on Good Friday. The fundraiser will help the NGO to acquire new accommodation in the UK for patients and their families.
The initiative was announced by Minister for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise Miriam Dalli alongside Puttinu Cares CEO Rennie Zerafa as well as Parks Malta Director General Adrian Attard. Minister Dalli said that ‘during difficult times, Dr Calvagna and the team at Puttinu were essential for young patents and their families.
Such initiative will serve as a celebration of work by Dr Calvagna with various patients, with those who unfortunately died and cancer survivors.’ Present for the launch of the project were also Dr Victor Calvagna’s family members.