Accountants donate €8,000 to Beating Hearts Malta
The Malta Institute of Accountants raised €8,000 for Beating Hearts Malta at a social event for MIA members in June. The Institute drove a successful donations campaign in the month leading to the social evening and organised raffles and an exhibition during the event itself to collect funds for the non-profit organisation.
MIA President William Spiteri Bailey presented BHM President Prof. Victor Grech with the generous donation of €8,000. Members raised €5,266 during the fundraising campaign which the Institute then topped up by a further €2,734.
The start-of-summer event by the Institute of Accountants is an annual occasion for members in the profession to meet in an informal environment. Some 700 accountants were treated to an enjoyable evening hosted by MIA.
Every year, the Institute of Accountants takes the opportunity to raise members’ awareness about a noble cause and encourage them to contribute towards it – this year BHM was selected.
Beating Hearts Malta is the association for adults and children born with Congenital Heart Defects, the most common malformation present at birth. The donation by MIA supports a project to co-fund a dedicated cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine at Mater Dei hospital.
The Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA) is the voice of the accountancy profession in Malta, providing professional guidance, technical support and continuing professional education to over 3,000 accountants.
MIA is committed to attracting talented individuals to the profession and invests heavily in the process of educating prospective accountants.
The Institute also helps to promote a proper understanding of the role and the value of the accountancy profession to the Maltese public in general and, in particular, to the local business community.
The MIA forms part of leading international accounting organisations and it represents Maltese accountants in these prestigious fora.