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Christmas soup campaign in Lithuania brings warmth on cold nights

Hundreds of volunteers out in full force

Vilnius, 30 December 2014

Maisto, Lithuania, soup run

As the year draws to a close and the nights draw in, the Order of Malta volunteer groups across Lithuania work in 30 towns and 6 government ministeries on their annual Christmas campaign to bring hot soup to the old, the frail, the poor. The campaign concludes on 6 January. Donations to date: 155,000E – a large sum for a small country – and still counting. President Dalia Grybauskaite has expressed her thanks to the Order of Malta volunteers for their hard work.Lithuanian sponsors in UK – There is a link in English with all details on how to donate: 
Maisto, Lithuania, soup run

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