MAPFRE Middlesea together with MAPFRE MSV Life collaborated with the Smiling with Jerome Foundation to help raise awareness about autism as well as to provide help for a young girl who was diagnosed with the condition at the age of two.
At the age of six, the girl is non-verbal. She is currently able to communicate through an iPad application which speaks out the words when typed. Unfortunately, as she gets older, the limitations of this device are becoming more prevalent.
In order to help raise money for that case, a casual after-work hot dog event was organised within the company. A total of a €1,000 was raised during this event, and the companies doubled that amount for a sum of €2,000. These funds were donated to the Smiling with Jerome Foundation, and will help her obtain a more suitable device to help her formulate phrases in a more effective manner.
MAPFRE Malta stated that it intends to continue supporting this initiative in the future.
Smiling with Jerome is an organisation which seeks to provide help to those who are truly in need of it. Their mission is “to provide support, assistance and compassion to individuals who are passing through difficult times, with particular emphasis on those who have been diagnosed with cancer or other serious ailments.”
MAPFRE MSV Life p.l.c. (C-15722) is authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority to carry on Long Term Business under the Insurance Business Act, Cap 403 of the Laws of Malta. Both entities are regulated by MFSA.