Vassallo Group companies, CaterEssence and CareMalta collaborated with another subsidiary of the group, Vassallo Builders, to provide Ukrainian families, arriving in Malta, with mattresses, bedsheets, pillows, and blankets. The aim is to help furnish offices at Bighi, Kalkara, which were converted into dormitories to accommodate ten Ukrainian families.

The offices were being used by the kENUP Foundation, an international non-profit foundation supporting research-based innovation in the health industries.

Together, CaterEssence and CareMalta donated a total of 30 mattresses, 30 pillows, 60-bed sheets, and 30 blankets and were delivered to the dormitories by Vassallo Builders personnel.

The families, comprising of around 30 people, will arrive in Malta from Poland in the coming days after they fled Ukraine where the humanitarian crisis has led to over one million people fleeing their country after Russia launched an attack on Ukraine in February, which has led to a mass exodus of refugees.

Ing. Alexander Tranter, CaterEssence CEO and Director of CareMalta stated that “We are very proud to have responded immediately to a call for support for the setting up of a small centre to provide refuge to 10 Ukrainian families. The war in Ukraine is displacing a huge number of women and children and this small centre will provide a safe haven for displaced Ukrainian families.”

On March 3rd, 2022, Malta welcomed the first Ukrainian citizens fleeing war as tensions continue to escalate in their home country.

Ing. Tranter added that “in line with our Group’s philosophy of being a private Group with a public conscience, we will continue supporting both locally and internationally this massive humanitarian effort currently underway across Europe in helping the plight of Ukrainians.”