A twelve-hour fundraising telethon in aid of Inspire will be broadcast on all national television stations on Sunday 30th October.
Packed with information clips, real life success stories, features, entertainment and lots of surprises, a twelve-hour fundraising TV telethon will be broadcast in aid of Inspire with the aim to raise awareness about disability, and raise funds for Inspire’s programmes and services.
The broadcast will start at noon and will continue for twelve hours until midnight. It will be transmitted on TVM2, NET TV, ONE TV, Fliving and Xejk and at times will also link to Inspire’s premises in Marsascala (Razzett tal-Ħbiberija) where an open day with free access to all will be held. The public is invited to Inspire in Marsascala to enjoy a kids’ area, a variety of stalls and charity shops, food and drinks, Zumba sessions, live entertainment, free access to the newly refurbished fitness centre and indoor pool.
The band The Travellers who lately joined forces with The Inspire Foundation to help promote a message of compassion and empathy through their popular song Sempliċita’, will also be present.
The Gozitan band members who got together in 2013, said that they are ‘thankful to Inspire for the experience that they were given. The band together with Inspire, created a unique music video for the song Semplicita’ which will be featured during the fundraising marathon.
The music video is entirely shot at Inspire’s premises in Marsascala (previously known as Razzett tal-Ħbiberija), and band members are seen walking through the building meeting and interacting with Inspire’s clients as they make use of the many therapeutic and leisure services offered by the foundation.
“Poverty and social immobility is a reality we should not have to come to terms with, and whilst the people at Inspire are doing all they can to change that, they cannot do it without our support,” explained The Travellers.
Other personalities, celebrities and entertainers will be joining The Travellers in their quest to help Inspire raise funds on Sunday 30th October. The charismatic Ryan Borg, known for his popular show Sibtek, will be presenting the marathon with the help of other presenters throughout the 12-hour period.
“I believe in Inspire’s cause wholeheartedly, and after having so many parents and clients who make use of the service, and learnt about their stories and successes, I couldn’t help wanting to do more to make sure that Inspire will keep running and offering the great services that it does to children and adults with disabilities,” explained Ryan.
SMS donation numbers are already open and people can show their support by sending a donation; 5061 8926 (€6.99); or 5061 9215 (€11.65). From a landline call 5170 2014 to donate €15
Inspire believes that everyone has a right to equality and inclusion. The foundation helps people with disabilities by providing them and their families with educational, therapeutic and leisure services.
“This project is funded through the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme managed by the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties”.