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Maltese Association

Order of Malta


Tea Party for the Elderly at Verdala Castle in Rabat


By gracious permission of His Excellency the President of Malta, Dr. George Vella and Mrs Vella, the Association once again held a picnic for the elderly within the garden grounds of Verdala Castle.

A number of residents of various government and private retirement homes were hosted to this event.

Members and volunteers were waiting at Verdala Castle to to assist our elderly guests to their seats on arrival whilst those in wheelchairs were assisted to their places.

Holy Mass was celebrated at 4.30 pm by our Principal Chaplain Mgr Lawrence Gatt, assisted by Mgr Victor Zammit McKeon and Fr. Brendan Gatt.

After Mass, HE the President of Malta, Dr George Vella and the Maltese Association President, HE Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata addressed the assembly.

Members and volunteers prepared the food in the containers and distributed them to the guests.

The guests always appreciate the presence of the President of the Republic and enjoyed having a chat with him and Mrs. Vella.

At the end of the party the guests were helped back into their vans or buses for the return journey home.

Above Photos by Doris Aquilina

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