Bjorn Formosa raises €437,462 in a single telethon session for research into ALS and medical equipment for fellow ALS sufferers. The money was used to purchase medical equipment for ALS sufferers and on research into the degenerative disease, for which there is no known cure.
3rd March 2017
The Xarabank fundraiser sought to help campaigner Bjorn Formosa achieve his dream of building the first home that is specially equipped for people living with ALS. The fundraiser also featured a live call from Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who announced that the government would be paying for all services needed in the specialised home.
20th October 2018
The sum of €921,856 was raised by the end of the programme – the funds went towards the opening DAR Bjorn 2.
25th October 2019
The €801,616 raised by the people who donated to Xarabank fundraiser will be used to help in Dar Bjorn 2.
27th September 2020
Almost €1.5 million was raised towards the second Dar Bjorn in a telethon held throughout Sunday. The telethon ran from midday to midnight on Sunday, and culminated in the raising of €1,436,955 in donations towards the planned second Dar Bjorn.
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