Air Malta Chairperson, CEO, Management and Staff Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Date:   Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Ref:     074-2014 EN

The ALS ice bucket challenge has taken Air Malta by storm after Chairperson Maria Micallef and CEO Louis Giordimaina were both nominated.

Ms Micallef was nominated by the Prime Minister’s wife, Michelle Muscat whilst Mr Giordimaina was nominated by Westin Dragonara's General Manager, Michael Camilleri Kamsky. 

Ms Micallef nominated Claire Zammit Xuereb, Group Hospitality Director, AX Hotels, Phyllis Muscat, Head of the National Task Force for CHOGM 2015 within the Office of the Prime Minister and Tricia Dawn Williams, her Personal Assistant and a pianist. 

During her message she thanked Air Malta employees for doing this challenge and encouraged other employees around the islands to do likewise. She was dumped with two buckets of water by her nephew and niece, Beppe and Mia at her family residence.

Mr Giordimaina together with his management team and staff took the ice bucket challenge at the airport in front of an Air Malta aircraft. He nominated Markus Klaushofer, CEO of Malta International Airport (MIA), Paul Bugeja, newly elected CEO of the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) and Stephan Drewes, CEO of Lufthansa Technik Malta.

ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a disease in the nervous system, which causes muscle weakness and impacts physical function. It cannot be cured and eventually leads to death. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which began last month, has become a viral Internet sensation. It has attracted 1.7 million contributors who so far raised $80 million to combat this disease.

More information is available here.  #alsicebucketchallenge

Watch Louis Giordimaina’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:

Watch Maria Micallef’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: 


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