The Zammit Tabona Family, together with the management of The Xara Collection; on the starry evening of Wednesday 13th July, on the outdoor patio of the Xara Lodge; had the pleasure of organising the 5th edition of the dinner in aid of id-Dar tal-Providenza, held under the distinguished patronage of His Lordship Mgr Joe Galea Curmi, Auxillary Bishop of Malta. By virtue of this selfless event, all donations and proceeds for the evening collected went towards the refurbishment of four flats at Villa Papa Giovanni in Siġġiewi.

Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed delicious food paired with fine wines, while donating to such a worthy cause. This year was the most successful event out of the 5 years; an outstanding amount of €37,440 was collected; contributing to the already existing tally and totalling the amount to the wonderful sum of €153,160, from its first edition in 2017.

This year the event focused on celebration and gratitude. Celebration; that despite the odds and obstacles that were faced, guests were once again brought together to enjoy the evening. The focus of Gratitude is because of all who supported to make the event a success.

Big players of the evening were the sponsors, who support the cause, year after year. The main sponsors were namely; PWC, F JVassallo & Associates,  Seifert Systems, Tigne Point, Malta International Airport, VJ Salomone, EY, Halmann, APS Bank, Concept Stadium, Mc Colloch & Pease, Camilleri Paris Mode, Neofarma, Raico, and Gasan Foundation.

Together with the main partners; varied other companies helped out; such as Farsons and Marsovin, for sponsoring the wines, Charles Grech & Co for the water, Frutti di Mare, Macbake and Jimmy Vella for the produce, Alistair for flowers, L’Occitane for the gifts, and Ir-Russu and friends for the entertainment, as well as a number of others who donated prizes for the raffle.

During this edition, Art played a large role in the evening. An Art Exhibition was held, depicting art from eight renowned artists – Kenneth Zammit Tabona, Wibke Seifert, Rachel Galea, Andrew Borg, Debbie Bonello, Anna Galea, Mary de Piro and Lucille Cramwell.  Throughout the night, guests were invited to appreciate the fine pieces of art, and should they be interested; were able to purchase their preferred artwork. From the pieces sold, every artist donated 20% of the sale, as proceeds to Dar tal-Providenza.

Commenting on this, Director Nicola Paris; “We are grateful to Fr Martin Micallef, Nadine Camilleri Cassano  and all the team at Dar tal-Providenza for the patience and support that they have offered us, and for the miracles they perform every day, to all the companies that have very generously donated the prizes for the evening, and those that have offered their support for logistics, and of course the main sponsors as well as all the team from the Xara Collection, together with every one of who attended on the night, making this event possible.”