Wife of the Prime Minister Lydia Abela, along with daughter Giorgia Mae, lit up the Christmas Tree in Castille Square in Valletta to officially kick off the festive season in Malta.
Mother and daughter also announced the official launch of the ‘Rigal Bi Mhabba’ (A Gift with Love) campaign.
The campaign saw many Maltese and Gozitan families coming together in previous editions to leave as many gifts and presents as possible beneath the enormous Christmas Tree in the Square for charity.
People are encouraged to leave gifts for kids aged up to age 12 from the 12th of December 2022. This open period will end on the 21st of December before the gifts are handed to many local children.
A similar initiative is also being encouraged to take place in localities around the island, with local councils to take up the challenge of a similar but smaller scale campaign.
Taking to social media, Lydia explained that with the people’s generosity, ‘we can assure once again that every child experiences the joy of a gift during this wonderful time of the year.’
‘The previous two editions were a success’ the wife of the Prime Minister said. ‘I am convinced that with your love we will continue to bring a smile to more children’s faces.’