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Communication part of LifeCycle success

Thursday, December 14, 2023 by Melita

Communication part of LifeCycle success

Reliable international communication proved to be invaluable for a determined team of 18 cyclists from Malta who navigated remote routes in Thailand and Malaysia.

Melita Ltd provided SIM cards for all participants in this year’s gruelling LifeCycle challenge.  The free international roaming data and SMS meant the team could navigate and keep in touch even from the most isolated areas in Southeast Asia.

The team started their journey from Bangkok on November 26 and arrived in Kuala Lumpur just 10 days later, cycling 2,000 km through humid conditions and tricky terrain.

LifeCycle Foundation representative Joe Aquilina said: “The challenge was anything but easy and we experienced severe weather conditions which made the effort even more challenging. Melita gave us peace of mind, keeping the group connected all the time.

“During the day the group extends over roughly 40 km from the first cyclist to the last so communication is vital for our back-up team and for each cyclist in case they need to call in help. And on top we managed to remain in touch with our loved ones all the time.”

The LifeCycle (Malta) Foundation has raised over €3.2 million since its inception in 1999, with its fundraising efforts being centred around the LifeCycle Challenge.

Now in its 23rd edition, the funds raised through the challenge have tangibly improved the quality of life of renal patients for more than two decades.

The funds have been invested in various projects and initiatives including the TRACCIA Software Support System, which is the software used at Mater Dei Hospital’s Renal Unit for the matching of kidney donors with medically compatible transplant candidates.

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

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



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