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€20,000 raised for Victory Kitchen through cycling challenge

€20,000 raised for Victory Kitchen through cycling challenge

Josef Frendo during the Lepape Marmotte Grandfondo Alpes challenge. One of Izola Bank ’s senior executives has raised a much needed €20,000 for Victory Kitchen…

Monday, Aug 08

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Josef Frendo during the Lepape Marmotte Grandfondo Alpes challenge.

One of Izola Bank ’s senior executives has raised a much needed €20,000 for Victory Kitchen by completing the notorious cycling race Lepape Marmotte Grandfondo Alpes.

The bank’s Head of Credit, Josef Frendo, completed the challenge – which involves climbing four mountains spread over 177km – in 12 hours. Frendo’s achievement is even more impressive considering he had never participated in an international race before.

Victory Kitchen will be putting money raised by Frendo towards the purchase of a new refrigerated van, an essential tool in their ongoing war against hunger in Malta.

“Looking back I keep asking myself how I did it. The incredible heat, the high altitude and the length of the race was phenomenal. Every mountain completed gave me the encouragement to keep pushing myself to the next. I have never felt exhaustion like I felt at the finish line, but also this immense sense of satisfaction,” Frendo said.

“I had never participated in an international race before, and choosing the Lepape Marmotte Grandfondo Alpes was a good, albeit super tough one to go for. It’s given me a taste for it though, and I’ve already got my eyes on a few upcoming races as well. I’m thrilled to have been able to support Victory Kitchen with their purchase of the new van and ensuring they can keep delivering meals to people in need. I’d like to personally thank all the sponsors and the people and companies that donated to help me […]

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