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Making a Difference: Smiling With Jerome

Smiling with Jerome NGO - The Phoenicia Malta

At The Phoenicia Malta, we are committed to helping the local community as much as we possibly can. This month, we have partnered up with NGO Smiling With Jerome, to donate €1 from each dessert sold at Phoenix Restaurant throughout September to help their cause. Furthermore, on 28th September we will hold our Trivia Tuesday at The Club Bar from which proceeds will be donated to the NGO.

Smiling With Jerome was founded in October 2017, after Kenneth and Josette Frendo lost their 20 year old son, Jerome, to bone cancer. Kenneth and Josette vowed to make a difference, by helping all those who were suffering just like their son had.

As a fully registered foundation, Smiling With Jerome has helped many families with funds, initiatives, and general support they may need to help a loved one who is currently sick or suffering from a disability.

Some approach Smiling With Jerome when other traditional avenues are closed off to them. The team at Smiling With Jerome have even helped patients get to America to receive the latest breakthrough treatment available.

One of the latest initiatives is their “Chemo Bags of Hope” which is a bag given to all patients currently undergoing chemotherapy to help them alleviate their discomfort and boost morale. The bags contain various items such as a lap blanket, chemo hats, hand sanitizer, mouthwash, colouring books and stationary, lollipop, toys, and more.

Each bag costs €60 to put together, but Smiling With Jerome distributes them for free to Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre (SAMOC), Gozo General Hospital, and patients referred to the foundation by the Hospice Malta.

Smiling With Jerome is a foundation that does its best to help people who really need it. From funding, support, and morale boosting initiatives such as their recent fashion show, this NGO is making a huge difference to people’s lives.

The foundation currently relies on donations from individuals and businesses. If you would like to make a donation, visit or visit Phoenix Restaurant where €1 from every dessert sold in September will go to Smiling With Jerome.



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