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Atlas Insurance was instrumental in the opening of the Adolescents’ Room within the Rainbow Ward at the Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre at Mater Dei Hospital, with a generous donation of Eur11,000 given to Puttinu Cares for the realization of this project.
Atlas joined several other Maltese businesses and organisations in helping Puttinu Cares set up this room, in which adolescents and young adults can take a break from the hospital environment and play games, watch TV, listen to music, study or even sit for exams.
The room consists of a chill-out area, a PlayStation console and screen set-up, computers, musical instruments as well as other facilities need for leisure and studies. Apart from the Eur11,000 financial donation for this room, Atlas had, in the past, donated kitchenware for the Rainbow Ward.
David Cassar, Marketing Manager at Atlas Insurance, said: “We are very proud to have offered a helping hand to the Rainbow Ward team as well as Puttinu Cares and we are honoured to have been part of this project. Atlas hopes that thanks to our support, young people receiving treatment at the Rainbow Ward will enjoy their own comfortable space to relax and keep up with their everyday interests and studies.”
Rennie Zerafa, CEO of Puttinu Cares thanked Atlas Insurance for its contribution: “We remember exactly that day when we had a meeting at the Rainbow Ward, and Atlas Insurance came up with this initiative to sponsor a room. We are so grateful that with the enthusiasm and perseverance of Atlas, this dream has come true. Altas Insurance is making a big difference to the quality of life of many adolescent patients who go through cancer treatment.”
During the launch of the Adolescents’ Room a month ago, Puttinu Cares had announced that following discussions with the hospital management, it was decided that the Rainbow Ward will care not only for children up to 16 years, but also teenagers and young adults up to the age of 21.
Atlas Group employs just over 190 people and runs a corporate social responsibility programme throughout the year with the aim of supporting the community it operates in. The Group operates an extensive branch and intermediary network throughout Malta and Gozo and is one of Malta’s leading insurance and financial services companies on the island.
(left to right): Stephanie Buhagiar, Luke Zarb Demajo, Rennie Zerafa, David Cassar and Angele Cuschieri