Great Success for the 1st Fundraising #MOASGala Event

The unique night of entertainment and fashion raised funds to help vulnerable communities in Malta and around the world.

Malta, 15th November.  On the evening of Friday 12th November, at the Phoenicia Grand Ballroom in Floriana, the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) hosted its first Fundraising #MOASGala to celebrate 7 tireless years of implementing humanitarian projects around the world and building global solidarity. The exclusive fashion night-out, coordinated by Maria Luisa Catrambone, was co-hosted by Dr.  Joanna Delia, the fashion designer Luke Azzopardi, and the singer-songwriter Alexandra Alden, whose contribution to the success of the event was invaluable.

The #MOASGala was a nexus of fashion, art and fine food, where guests had the chance to meet and build a unified community to help those who are most marginalised in society. The success of the evening was cemented by the contributions of the gala guests, who have already played an essential role in supporting MOAS missions in Malta and around the world.

All the funds raised from the gala will support MOAS’ global humanitarian projects which focus on resilience building and supporting communities in crisis in Malta, Bangladesh, Yemen, Somalia, Syria and more. In addition to Alexandra Alden’s musical performance, the event also included a raffle and guests were able to take home exclusive mementoes from the evening. These include an exquisite piece of art by Austin Camilleri, a Maltese contemporary artist working in installation, painting, sculptures and drawing. Meanwhile, gallerist Christine Xuereb Seidu exhibited a selection of paintings by the Ethiopian artist Dawir Adnew.

Regina Catrambone, MOAS co-founder and director, says: “We are incredibly grateful for the success of this fantastic event to help us fund our vital support to children, women and men in need of humanitarian support. On behalf of my family, I wish to thank the co-hosts, sponsors, and guests who made this gala such a success.  After two challenging years caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is now time to rise and unite in supporting the most fragile and vulnerable move toward a better and more hopeful future. We have a responsibility to take care of each other. The business world should cooperate with the humanitarian sector. The individual should act as part of the collective. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” – says an African proverb, and I hope that after this event we can start a journey together toward the goal of helping the people in need of assistance that we meet along the way. Let’s build a more inclusive and supportive humanitarian community together”.

The event was sponsored by: The Phoenicia Malta, People & Skin, Luke Azzopardi Studio, Alistair Floral Design, Alexandra Alden & Band, Olympus Music, CamilleriParisMode.

For those who missed the gala, it is still possible to donate to MOAS following this link: www.moas.eu/donate