Charity and giving take centre stage in the Christmas edition of Pink, with a focus on those who need the supplies of the food bank in Valletta and why, as well as a spotlight on the real volunteers, working behind the scenes, outside the glory and the limelight.

In the December issue, the magazine for women meets those who will be facing the festivities alone this year, having plucked up the courage to leave a marital home – and practically a lifetime – plagued with drug and alcohol addition as well as mental illness.

One woman talks about finally finding freedom after having endured a marriage of misery and the dread and sadness that comes with that too.

As always, fashion plays a major part of the magazine, with a showcase of the brands on the runway at The Pink Fashion Show; what went on behind the scenes; who wore what off the catwalk; what happened at the after-party; the sponsors and the VIP guests at the fashion event of the year.

New fashion blogger on the block, Melissa Pace, overrides her disability and gets styling while actress, activist and educator Pia Zammit continues to express her exasperation at all that was wrong in Malta in 2018 before focusing on the lighter side of life in her latest comic role.

In the run-up to the New Year, Pink’s shrink looks into the benefits of exercise on mental health for some serious motivation.

Culture, cookery and cars – all from the female perspective – continue to feature in the monthly magazine, produced and published by Allied Newspapers Ltd.

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