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Nescafé LifeCycle Challenge team visits President George Vella ahead of 2,000-kilometre challenge in South America

Participants of the 2022 Nescafé LifeCycle Challenge visited the President of Malta Dr George Vella and Mrs Miriam Vella at San Anton Palace during a training session on 16 October 2022, ahead of their departure to South America for the 2,000-kilometre cycling challenge from Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, to Santiago in Chile. The 22nd  LifeCycle Challenge will once again aim at raising further awareness on kidney disease in Malta, as well as raise more funds for kidney disease research and the treatment for kidney disease.

The visit to Malta’s head of state is a LifeCycle Foundation tradition in which the participants are given the President’s blessing before they embark on a gruelling ten-day cycling challenge, during which participants cycle up to an elevation of about 3,100 metres in the Andes, the highest any challenge has achieved so far.

Cyclists were greeted by the President and Mrs Vella in the main courtyard of San Anton Palace and were kindly handed water and fruit to keep them satiated during the rest of their training session.

LifeCycle (Malta) Founder Alan Curry expressed the team’s gratitude to the President and Mrs Vella for making time to meet with them and for their constant support. Mr Curry explained to His Excellency that cyclists will cover an average of almost 200 kilometres a day between the 31st October and 14 November, and are keen to pursue this ambitious challenge. President Vella and Mrs Vella wished the Foundation the best of luck for this difficult challenge, and expressed how such a noble gesture in aid of renal patients is valued by our society.

Donations to the LifeCycle (Malta) Foundation can be made via Revolut on 9932 9101, by PayPal on this link:  and via SMS: 5061 7370 for €2.33; 5061 8920 for €6.99; 5061 9229 for €11.65; or via a call to 5160 2020 for €10; 5170 2005 for €15; and 5180 2006 for €25.  

Donations can be made also via bank transfers via Swift code VALLMTMT, IBAN MT 18 VALL 22013000000014814521017, with the Bank name being Bank of Valletta, and account number 14814521017.

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