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Farsons Foundation and Multigas Limited help St Cajetan Thiene Parish Church preserve its heritage 06/08/2010


The Parish Priest Fr Henry Balzan receiving the donations from (left) Mr Louis A. Farrugia, Chairman of Multigas Limited and from Mr Bryan A Gera (right) Chairman of The Farsons Foundation in the presence of (from left) Mr John Saliba, Secretary Economic Parish Council Hamrun, Mr Mark Miceli Farrugia, a trustee of The Farsons Foundation and Director of Multigas Limited, and Mr Norman Aquilina, Farsons Group Chief Executive.

Mr Bryan A. Gera as Chairman of The Farsons Foundation and Mr Louis A. Farrugia as Chairman of Multigas Limited presented the sum of €5,000 each to the fund supporting the restoration works being carried out at St Cajetan Thiene Parish Church in Hamrun. The brief presentation ceremony, which was held at the Farsons’ Brewery’s Old Boardroom, was also attended by Mr Mark Miceli Farrugia, a trustee of The Farsons Foundation and director of Multigas Limited. The Parish Priest Fr Henry Balzan thanked The Farsons Foundation and Multigas Limited for their support.

The restoration project, under the patronage of President Emeritus Professor Guido de Marco will be safeguarding one of the best works of art by Maltese artist Emvin Cremona (1919-1987).

After completing restoration works on the church ceiling, the Hamrun Parish was advised that a restoration on the exterior of the dome must be carried out before the work on the interior part could commence. The quotation in connection to the restoration works was over €170,000 which exceeded the church’s budget allocated for this project.

In order to preserve the work of Cremona, one of the most prominent 20th century Maltese artists, the Hamrun Parish Church invited companies in the private sector to aid the St Cajetan church in its endeavours. 

Both Farsons and Multigas have close historical ties with Hamrun and recognised that this initiative was not only of a local importance but also in the national interest. Thus, both companies felt honoured to be part of this project that would eventually preserve part of the national heritage the islands possess, said a joint statement by The Farsons Foundation and Multigas Limited.

The presentation coincided with the same week the Hamrun community celebrates the feast of St Cajetan.