In June 2009 The Grand Commandery gave €700 to the Missionary Movement ‘Jesus In Thy Neighbour’ which is headed by Master Fr Gorg Grima. This money allowed Fr Gorg, 30 minutes 'air time' for an appeal on Malta National TV. The appeal raised an amazing €80,012 - enough to build 114 homes for leprosy sufferers in Ethiopia.
At our St Lazarus ‘Night at the Opera’ event held on the 14th May 2010 at St James Cavalier, Valletta, the Grand Commandery donated €700 to Fr Gorg Grima for the build of an additional house at his leprosy centre in Ethiopia.
At the 2010 Grand Commandery Patronal Service held in the Castello on the 17th December, a further €700 was donated to Fr Gorg Grima for the building of another dwelling in his Ethiopian Leprosy Centre. Fr Gorg was most grateful for the gift. He thanked all members for their continuing support in his effort to alleviate the social degradation and scourge that Leprosy brings to those who are either suffering or, although cured, remain severely disfigured and socially rejected.
At the 2011 Patronal Service, a further €8,000 was donated to Fr Grima to build ten Leper Houses in Ethiopia, each of which will bear the Grand Commandery logo.