Let’s have fun together!

March 20, 2017 3:31 pm

A group of children diagnosed with cancer enjoyed a special fun-filled morning at Majjistral Natural and History Park last Saturday during an event jointly organised by the Park and BirdLife Malta.

The event held at Il-Majjistral Park (All photos by Iryna Lukashuk)

The event – Let’s have fun together – was held on the request of a parent who contacted Il-Majjistral Park with the hopes of providing these children with an opportunity to engage with nature. The event attracted sponsorship from a number of organisations that offered their services free of charge.

The children had an early start to the day; at around 9am they arrived at the park and started to prepare their own pizza with the favourite toppings of their choice. As soon as they were done with this, they walked to an area of the park which was purposely set up for them to take part in educational games and others related to nature conservation and the environment which were prepared by BirdLife Malta and volunteers from the park itself.

For those who felt more geared up for some physical effort, a zip-line was prepared.

While the older children enjoyed this particular activity, the younger kids were granted the opportunity to visit a nearby farm run by Manikata farmers where they could see and feed the animals. Koperattiva Rurali Manikata agreed to open their farm for this occasion.

The fun came to an end with lunch at the Visitors’ Centre which was served at 1pm. The children feasted on the pizza which they had prepared themselves while their parents had pasta.

A special word of thanks goes to all those who contributed to make this event a success and to see the children happily enjoy the day – namely caterers MOCO Malta for the home made food, MC Adventure for the zip-line and Koperattiva Rurali Manikata who opened up their farm for the day.

Read the Maltese version of the press release here. You can also watch footage of the event here.