In the second half of 2013, my wife was diagnosed with a serious eye condition in both her eyes which could lead to blindness if left untreated. It turned out that at that time, the necessary treatment was not available in Malta and my wife and I had to go to a leading eye hospital in the UK for treatment.

It is not difficult to imagine how expensive the operations necessary turned out to be. Were it not for Puttinu Cares, we would have had to fork out hundreds, if not thousands more in accommodation expenses. When the time came for the first operation to be carried out, my wife and I spoke to Puttinu Cares and asked them whether they could help by providing accommodation.

In a display of generosity typical of the general character ascribed to the Maltese people, Puttinu Cares has to date hosted us in its Sutton apartments for the duration of each of our six visits to London. My wife and I would like to take this opportunity to urge one and all to answer the call of Puttinu Cares when it comes.

Puttinu Cares is a credit to Maltese society which endeavours to make painful experiences less so. It is an honour to help and be helped by them.